Clicker Training Blog

Splash Splash, We're Taking a Bath

Excerpted from the article “Spa Day: How to Train Your Dog to Love a Bath, a Brushing, or Even a Mani/Pedi” by Colleen Koch, as featured in

Get on the #TrainLikeThis

How do you create a DESIRE to learn?

Better Together at ClickerExpo

The title of our newest book Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of

Playing the Name Game

Attention defines a relationship. Without it, there is not much interaction.

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking—by Thanking Him for Barking

Don't mind your dog giving a woof or two when people pass or approach the house—but want him to stop when you've got the message? 

Meet Me with a Toy

It used to be that when I pulled into my driveway I could see my papillon's head bouncing up and down in the window. He was so excited to see me, and I was equally excited to see him! While the bouncing never bothered me, it was accompanied by wild barking. So, as an alternate behavior, I taught him to bring me a toy. Here's how you can do the same:

How to Teach Door Manners

Teach your dog that an open door is not an open invitation to the outside world. 

Ask a Trainer: Getting Started with Crate Training

Q.  I have reviewed all of your content on crate training—thank you! All of the articles suggest using the crate to support housebreaking, but also say not to rush crate use