How to Use a Silent Dog Whistle

A silent dog whistle is a training device used by dog owners, hunters, and professional dog trainers to give commands over longer distances where verbal commands may not work. While the human ear may hear a faint, high-frequency sound from the whistle, a dog’s hearing is able to hear the whistle loud and clear. Properly … [Read more…]

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down

Teaching your dog or young puppy how to lay down might be one of the most daunting tasks some dog owners face!  But training your dog doesn’t have to be difficult. Sounds silly, right?  Laying down is natural and should be easy to train during your training sessions; but the truth is that many dogs … [Read more…]

Stop Bark Collars: Why Negative Reinforcement Won’t Stop Your Dog’s Barking

There are plenty of ways that people have developed to train dogs, including negative reinforcement methods such as stop bark collars, shock collars, choke chains, and more. Have you ever noticed, though, that correcting, chastising, even physically punishing your dog to try to stop the barking isn’t working? Ever wondered why that is? First off, … [Read more…]