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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.

Scruffy dog tugging on leash as owner is pulling it

Instead of focusing on the negatives, here’s what you should do instead.

woman with dark hair lying in bed with striped cat, both asleep

Here are the pros and cons of having a feline sleeping buddy.

profile portrait of grumpy a ginger dog, inside on a golden retro velvet armchair

This study found that cranky pups are actually very fast social learners.

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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Offering fewer treats can actually be a good thing.

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Just like your friends do with their infants on Instagram (ahem).

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African American man with braids sitting on his bed using his computer with his dog next to him also looking at the computer

Like most things in 2023, there’s a Zoom link for this.

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Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 24 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

Dog on leash sitting on a colorful street and looking attentive at their pet parent

Here are some simple steps to pry your pup away from that one spot in the yard they’re obsessed with.

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Dog playing fetch with tennis ball in long grass

For some dogs, it’s not as simple as just throwing a ball.

Woman training small dog.

It turns out, “shake” is good for more than just impressing other dog parents.

illustration of multi-colored dogs

It’s important to remember that dogs are individuals, so training isn’t one-size-fits-all.

woman gives small black dog treat for sitting

It’s like your 30-day yoga challenge — except with way more training treats.