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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.

Small tan dog on the lap of a woman in a protective stance

Dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for dealing with a protective dog that’s taken their duties too far.

A woman kneeling down to pet a dog sitting in a pile of colorful leaves in the woods next to the dog's owner

Consent isn’t just for humans. Here’s how to respond when the answer isn’t so simple.

A woman sitting outside of a tent wearing a fedora and headphones shaking a dogs paw.

Uh, who else got that memo?

Basic Obedience

Try the Basic Obedience program

Sometimes you’ve gotta go basic. This course will teach your dog to focus on you and listen for cues, all through positive reinforcement. (Time to stock up on treats.) All with 25 new skills in 3 weeks.

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Woman in yellow wide leg pants standing next to a man with jeans holding the leash of their small adult dog in a grassy area

The Wildest Collective dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for helping an adult dog learn to go outside in a new environment.

Female dog trainer raising a treat above a beagle dog's head

“America’s Veterinarian” and the founder of Fear Free Pets, Dr. Marty Becker, on how this method makes vet visits, training sessions, and grooming appointments less stressful for pets.

A group of dogs sitting in grass near their trainers in a dog school

You don’t have to look like you belong on Best in Show to be a contender.

girl with blue hair starting puppy training with white dog

The only thing you know, is that they know nothing. And we’ve got your back.

White cat with black head spots standing in front of verbal buttons on the living room floor

Cat behaviorist Kristiina Wilson and her viral cat, Steve, are successfully communicating with speech buttons.

Man in park struggling to hold his Pitbull dog who is pulling on a leash

Dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for turning a stressful walk into a chill stroll.

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Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

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.

White dog laying on the couch looking guilty

Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell on how to keep your dog from using your living room as a toilet.

Woman in vintage striped pants walking in park while her pet is following the trail. Cute beagle dog sniffs something on the path in morning.

This sounds like a competition show waiting to happen.

Brown dog with merle coat running towards the camera on a forest path with a woman standing in the fall distance calling out to him

The Wildest Collective dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for getting a stubborn pup to listen up.

An angry and hissing Siamese kitten standing on top of a laptop computer in the living room

Tips to help you find a legit behaviorist (according to a veterinary behaviorist).

Woman in athletic clothing jogging up stairs in a tropical city with her two dogs on leashes running with her

You — yes you! — can be one of those fun people who runs with your dog. Just be smart about it.