January is National Train Your Dog Month

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is celebrating its 9th annual National Train Your Dog Month by providing lots of helpful training resources for dog owners. The APDT will be offering a variety of free webinars with tips for teaching your dog several essential behaviors: sit, down, stay, wait, coming when called, and walking … Continue reading January is National Train Your Dog Month

Study Finds Dogs Understand and Respond to an Average of 89 Words

A research study published in Applied Animal Behavior Science found that the average dog will respond to around 89 words, half of them being commands. The researchers identified the most frequently understood words, as well as the factors that may play a role in a dog’s comprehension, such as breed and level of training. Here’s … Continue reading Study Finds Dogs Understand and Respond to an Average of 89 Words