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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.

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

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Well-trained dogs have more freedom (and more fun).

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New dog, new digs, no sweat.

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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Set your pup up for success.

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Snow days are fun — until your pet needs to do their thing outside.

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Let the games begin.

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Your cat deserves to play. You deserve to walk away unscathed.

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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.

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Not every public place allows ESAs — but there are ways to advocate for yourself and your needs when your pup or other ESA is not on the guest list.

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Dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for teaching a pushy pup that there are friendlier ways to get what they want.

OK, OK, don’t come for us. We know dogs and kids are very different to raise, but this study finds they respond to different parenting styles in similar ways.

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Dog behaviorist Tiffany Lovell on how to treat and prevent confinement anxiety.

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If your cat still approaches you with a figurative arched eyebrow of skepticism, try these tricks to put them at ease.

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Pro tips on training your dog with the click of a button — literally.