By Tony Johnson
You wouldn't think something as simple as a dog collar would be a hotly contested subject, but a simple scan of some online discussions shows just how contentious it can be - and how confusing, as well. To help pet owners navigate this, I'm going to explore a few different types of training collars and give you my opinion on the pros and cons of each of them. No training collar is the perfect fit for all kinds of dogs, all kinds of situations, and every pet owner, but with a little guidance you can make the right choice for your pet. (Note: for this article, I'll just focus on training collars, not dog harnesses.)
Training collars are usually used either to train a dog to walk on a leash with ease, or to teach property boundaries or stop barking.
No collar, regardless of type, is going to completely solve all your training problems by itself: success takes work,...Continue Reading
By Justin Young
It’s that time of year again. Millions of Americans have filed their taxes, found out they’ll receive a tax refund and are figuring out exactly how they’ll spend that money. Some people will save the money for a rainy day. Others may splurge on something shiny and new. Then, there are pet parents who might be wondering what to buy for their dog or cat.
How confident are you that your dog will come to you when called? It’s one of the basic obedience commands every pet parent should teach their dog. In addition to building a stronger bond with your pet, it could one day save his life.
Spring is the perfect time to get outside with your dog. One of the keys to keeping him safe is to make sure he knows basic commands such as come, sit, stay and heel. Check out the video below for some helpful tips on teaching your dog to come when called.