Q&A: To leash, or not to leash

My family just took in a maltese that had been rescued from a neglectful home. She is wonderful with our cats and our children. My eight year old actually seems to be her favorite person. She is quite sweet. However, she is very skittish, fearful of the leash and of putting anything onto her, making […]

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Q&A: Companionship for older dogs

We recently adopted a small rescue dog (9 yrs old) to be a companion to our 10 yr old dog who has been lonely since our other dog died. From the description of the rescue dog from the rescue group, it seemed to be a perfect fit. We made a point that we wanted a […]

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Q&A: Collar Chaos

We have purchased a puppy border collie and we have had him 2 weeks. He’s almost ten weeks but we are struggling to get the collar on him. When attempting to put his collar on he yelps and runs and hides. The only way we can get his collar on if he’s asleep. Can you […]

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Q&A: My dog can’t take no for an answer

Hi DTB I am the lucky owner of a sweet, playful, energetic black lab mix named Charley (11 months old). We adopted him when he was 7 months old and put him immediately in basic training. He knows his commands, is not destructive, gets oodles of exercise and really is just a joyful, exuberant pup. […]

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Have your dog training questions answered

Here at Dog Training Basics we work hard to ensure that our readers have their dog training handled so that they can get onto the fun part – living harmoniously with their healthy, happy, well-behaved hound. But sometimes, our readers find that their particular dog does something that doesn’t fall within our handy training guide. […]

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Q&A: Is it too late to potty train?

Hi DTB I have a four month beagle puppy. We’ve had her a couple of weeks now and never confined her because I was told not to and so that she can hang out with my other dog. However, as a result, I’m having a lot of trouble to potty train her. Is it too […]

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