Training Your Dog for Competition

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Go for the Gold You might have seen it on TV or even in person: People competing alongside their dogs in any number of super fun sports. Agility, flyball and dock diving are just a few of the more popular competitive canine activities available to dogs and their people. You can tell by watching competition dogs that they have special training to do what they do. Whether … [Read more...]

Talk With A Dog Trainer: Heidi

Professional Dog Trainer

Professional Dog Trainer Heidi We sit down with professional dog trainer Heidi. Heidi has been training dogs for 17 years. When she's not helping students with their dog trainer courses at Animal Behavior College, she teaches private dog training classes. Heidi has always wanted to work with animals since her childhood, but it was after graduating from business school … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Dalmatian


Dalmatian Breed Information Have you ever heard “I want a puppy” when watching a dog-themed movie with your kids? Have you then tried to ignore their request only to be smothered in constant demands for a dog? What should you do, especially if not just any puppy will do? The puppy they want has to be just like the one in the movie. If the movie you just watched was “101 … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Facts By Beth Harrison, ABCDT History The Doberman Pinscher was originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector who created elaborate crosses of different dogs. His intent was to develop a breed that would be aggressive enough to protect him as he made his rounds in dangerous neighborhoods and whose appearance … [Read more...]

How to Stop a Dog From Barking

How to Stop a Dog From Barking

Stop Your Dog From Barking By Samantha Hamilton Dogs bark--it’s a part of life. Sometimes barking can seem like it’s for no reason while other times it serves an acceptable purpose. Keep in mind that some dog breeds are predisposed to barking more often than others. Your focus shouldn’t just be on the barking, but on getting your dog to understand how and when to be … [Read more...]