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How to Prevent Door-Dashing

Run toward the sun

Spring seems to be the ultimate door-dashing season, as sunshine returns to cure the cabin fever that plagues many humans and canines during the long winter months. In busy families, the front door seems to be in perpetual motion, constantly revolving and providing myriad opportunities for escape. Friends and clients who have dealt with the stress and worry of a lost dog due to an open door accident utter a common refrain: “It was only open for a second.”

What to Do When Your Dog Loses His Cue: Training Outdoors with Distractions

Please come

 “He only does what I ask when he wants to. It’s really hit or miss.”

How to Teach Your Pet to Target

Picture the possibilities

Imagine teaching your dog to put his hind feet—just his hind feet—on a mat. Or, imagine teaching your cat to give a high-five.

Stop Begging! (Have Some Table Scraps)

Too many cooks in the kitchen

Ten Reasons Your Dog May Develop Behavior Problems

Bad behavior: the big picture