Dog Training 101 Ep 2: Step-By-Step Guide to Lure/Reward Training

Episode One: How to Get Started with Training Episode Two: Lure/Reward Episode Three: Shaping (coming soon!) For our first trick, we’re teaching baby River to spin in a circle. Spin is a good trick to introduce lure/reward with, because it’s pretty easy for the dog to figure out, and pretty easy for people to getContinue Reading

Dog Training 101 Ep. 1: How To Get Started with Training

Episode One: How to Get Started with Training Episode Two: Lure/Reward Episode Three: Shaping (coming soon!) In this series, I’m going to show you a few basic training techniques. Once you understand how to use these techniques, you’ll be able to train your dog to do pretty much any trick or obedience command you want.Continue Reading

Four Easy Ways to Get Your Dog to Stop Begging at the Table

It can be pretty annoying to have a dog right up in your face when you’re trying to eat your dinner. Even the most devoted dog nerds among us can find it just a liiitle bit much. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to fix. This article will teach you how to get your dog to giveContinue Reading

Training Your Dog to Reliably Come When Called Is Hard. Here’s How to Make it Easier

The recall (dog-trainer-speak for “coming when called”) is probably the most important command you can teach your dog. It’s also probably the most frustrating; it’s hard to get a dog to do it reliably. Getting the basic behavior on cue is pretty simple and can be achieved in one weekend. Or one beginner obedience class.Continue Reading

How to Adopt a Dog Ep. 3: How to Pick a Dog From a Shelter

The rest of the series: Ep 1. How to Mentally Prepare for a New Dog Ep 2. Figuring Out What You Want Ep 3. How to Pick a Dog from a Shelter Links mentioned in the video: A brief guide to recognizing stress in dogs A ton of fantastic information on learning to speak dogContinue Reading

How to Adopt a Dog Ep. 2: Figuring Out What You Want

The rest of the series: Ep 1. How to Mentally Prepare for a New Dog Ep 2. Figuring Out What You Want Ep 3. How to Pick a Dog from a Shelter Links mentioned in the video: How to Adopt the Perfect Shelter Dog – a free ebook available when you join the 3 LostContinue Reading

How to Adopt a Dog Ep. 1: How To Mentally Prepare for a New Dog

The rest of the series: Ep 1. How to Mentally Prepare for a New Dog Ep 2. Figuring Out What You Want Ep 3. How to Pick a Dog from a Shelter Links mentioned in the video: Whatever Tomorrow Brings: Important Things to Know Before (And After) You Adopt a Dog How I Survived TheContinue Reading

Ask 3LD: Puppy Chasing Cats, Choosing a Dog Trainer, and a Dog Suddenly Becoming Obnoxious

Catman and his plucky sidekick, BiteYourFaceOff Girl. A post shared by 3LostDogs.com (@threelostdogs) on Feb 28, 2017 at 2:46pm PST “My puppy is bothering my cats and I’m having serious doubts.” Hello, We have a 5-month-old Catahoula/pit bull mix. We’ve had her for three months and I’m at a place where I’m incredibly sad. IContinue Reading

Running To You: Updates and Reflections From a Year of Darkness, Light, and Raising Puppies (Yeah, That’s PuppIES, Plural)

Today is September 21, 2017. It’s the one-year anniversary of the death of Lost Dog #2, Jonas, and I feel weird AF. So forgive me if this one contains more navel-gazing than usual. Strap in, ya’ll. It’s gonna be a roller coaster. Last September, I was fast approaching The Decision. You know the one: whenContinue Reading

Ask 3LD: Leash-Reactivity, Anxiety, Aversives, and Rude Teenage Dogs

1. Barking and Anxiety on Walks “I am very stressed with my 4 year old Manchester terrier who won’t stop barking on a walk.  Bark collar was bad and made him more aggressive toward other dogs on walks and created more anxiety so I’m lost.  Any advice is appreciated. Thank you, K” This sounds likeContinue Reading