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basic obedience & training

Learn how to teach your pet basic obedience from the pros: potty training, crate training, even litter box training. Plus, how to find a professional trainer.

Two Golden Retriever puppies playing with a large blue tennis ball outside in the grass

A dog behaviorist schools us on why puppy classes are more about socializing than getting straight As.

Young Latina Woman Enjoying The Companionship Of Her Dog In A Garden.

The dog ate your Spanish homework? More like the dog did your Spanish homework.

Dog looks up at owner on a walk through the city

If your dog tries to scarf down literally everything in sight, you need this advice.

New Dog Training 101

Look, new dogs are cute. But they’re also little alien monsters who have descended to destroy our furniture and our sleep. Still, we love them. Luckily, this program covers all the basics, from potty training to proper socialization—all through positive reinforcement. Time to stock up on treats!

Start Training
girl with blue hair starting puppy training with white dog

You gotta start somewhere.

a photo of the Dog Daddy with a dog, there is a tear down the middle of the photo

Why the TikTok personality’s harmful tactics are just plain abuse, according to certified trainers.


Celebrity dog groomer Jess Rona’s puppy grooming pro tips.

Border Collie puppy shaking owner's hand

Your puppy training schedule, from eight weeks to six months. Let’s do this.

Two hands holding a very young tan and white puppy up in front of a lake landscape

Everything you need to know to get your new addition off to a good start.

Three dogs on leashes meeting and sniffing each other on a walk on the summer grass with owners

The Wildest Collective dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for getting a shy pup to go from wallflower to social butterfly.

Ask a Vet

Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 48 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

Puppy sitting in a white puppy pen

6 puppy pens recommended by positive-reinforcement dog trainer Aislynn Ross, because we all need boundaries.

Woman and dog sleeping together in bed

It’s a personal preference, but here are the pros and cons.

dogs at dog park drinking water and playing in pool

New kid on the block? Follow this trainer’s tips before letting your pet run wild.

Smiling Welsh Corgi Pembroke dog sitting inside an open crate

Actually, sometimes there is. But if you follow these tips, crate training your pup can go smoothly.

man unleashing dog in a park

Teach your pup a perfect recall so you can be sure they will come back, no matter what.

mom and daughter playing with puppy

They’ll always remember their first childhood pet — this intro is just the beginning.