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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.

Woman training her golden retriever puppy outside.

Yet another reason positive reinforcement is the way to go.

Dalmatian dog at the vet.

Keep calm and get blood drawn.

Cat sitting in a teal litter box

If you do nothing else, teach your cat to poop in their litter box (not your shoe).

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!

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Side view portrait of black young woman playing with cute Shih Tzu dog and doing dog training.

Here’s your guide to how treats can help as your new pup is learning all the things.

A woman with two playful dogs running after her.

The Wildest Collective dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s pro tips for getting a hyped-up dog to chill out.

Woman teaching her dog how to stay.

The first rule of thumb for you: patience.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.

As a behaviorist, the South Dakota governor's actions horrify me for several reasons.

Two Dogs Sitting in Back Yard.

Having an older, wiser dog around can be a big plus.

Woman training cute white puppy to behave and new tricks in summer meadow.

It is powerful enough, even for the tough cases, and it is the best choice—here’s why. 

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.

Maine coon cat gnaws spray bottle with water laying on sofa.

And how to really get them to stop jumping on the counter.

Smiling couple sitting on sofa with two playful labrador puppies.

Take it slow. This process should never feel like speed-dating.

Woman playing with her cat.

It’s the key to a happy cat.

A woman walking with her dog at golden hour.

Animal behaviorist Karen London on how springing forward causes your dog or cat to lose sleep, too.

Dog training at leash with a puppy.

Yes, it is possible.

Cognitive Science professor Dr. Federico Rossano on how Bunny, TikTok’s “talking” dog, is sparking change in how we communicate with our pets.