My Puppy & Dog Training Index is the hub for all your puppy training needs! Links to step-by-step guides for everything including crate training, basic obedience, clicker training, agility & more.
Puppy training isn't rocket-science, but it CAN be challenging - especially if you're a first-time puppy parent.
All too often those 'lessons' turn into a battle of wills, or end in frustration and confusion (you're frustrated, he's confused!)
An untrained puppy is a handful, and an untrained dog can be hard to live with... and that doesn't make anyone happy.
But the good news is that training a puppy, or dog, is really pretty
straightforward if you follow a few simple steps and understand how his
So, give your pup a head-start on his learning right here.....
Crate training is simply the best, and fastest, way to housebreak a
puppy... or a dog of any age. It works like magic IF you do it right!
Everything you need to turn your housebreaking efforts into a success story is right here.
The ultimate step-by-step guide to puppy potty training.
If you start off on the right foot from day one, housebreaking your pup will be a whole lot easier.
This page is a great place to start.
Take a look at my favorite puppy training tips. They're all puppy-tested and owner-approved.... because I've used them over and over again!
A close look at all the most important puppy training basics.... including housebreaking and teaching simple obedience commands.
Plus tips on socialization and dealing with common puppy behavior problems.
You can use this simple, fun technique to teach basic obedience, tricks,
agility and more.
Get all the information you need to join the popular 'clicker revolution' here.
Find out why I recommend taking your puppy through at least one course of Puppy Obedience classes.
Plus get tips and advice on choosing a dog obedience school for your little one.
If your puppy or dog gets hysterical when left alone he just might be suffering from separation anxiety.
The tips and advice on this page will help you reduce his anxiety levels and that makes everyone feel better!
Agility is a sport that's a ton of fun for both the puppy (or dog) and his owner!
Find out how you and your puppy can join the swelling ranks of dog agility enthusiasts here.
Popular, but controversial, Cesar Millan's dog training methods are all his own.
Find out more about 'Cesar's Way' here, and why I think every puppy, or dog, owner can learn something from him.
Dogs and humans speak entirely different languages, and this can lead to frustration, confusion and behavior problems. Learn how to figure out what your dog is saying, and how to 'talk' to him in a way he can understand.
A good dog training book is worth it's weight in gold!
See the ones I personally recommend (and why) right here. Regardless of your puppy-parenting style, you're sure to find one that's just what you need.