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"Training doesn't limit a dog. Training frees a dog.
My dog, being trained, is free - free to walk with me, free to ride with me,
free to play off-leash with other dogs, free to learn and run.
An untrained dog is "free" to sit in the backyard
where he can get into as little trouble as possible."
- Sue Ailsby

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Independence Day - enjoy the Fourth of July independent of fear and worry!

General Training

NEW! Stress Signs in Dogs - How to read subtle body language

I Never Thought It Would Work, But It Did! - Things you can do to improve your dog's behavior, even if you doubt it

Six Secrets to a Good Dog - the keys to your dog's good behavior.

Don't Say "No!"...? - what clicker trainers really advise to stop bad habits.

Finding Time to Train - use your daily routine to improve your dog's behavior.

Three Truths About Dogs - read this first to gain insight into dog behavior

Quick Fix Tools - a little management goes a long way to helping with behavior problems.

Longer-Term Tools - train incompatible behaviors to solve common problems.

Get Started with Clicker Training  - learn how to use this powerful and fun tool!

One-Week Attention "Fix" - Teach your dog to focus on you, not distractions.

Target Training - teaching your dog to find and follow a target - more useful than you might guess!

Dog Body Language - learn to understand what your dog is "saying"

Friendly Dogs - Prevent aggression and maintain good canine mental health

Games you can play to increase obedience - and have fun!

Dog Parks - what you should know before you go, and where the San Jose-area ones are.

Breeding Your Dog - If you're considering this adventure, be prepared! Guest article by Wendy Dreyer

Mostly for Puppies and New Dogs

Puppy Play-Biting - is your puppy biting you and playing too roughly? Check here for solutions!

House-proofing Your Dog teach your dog to act appropriately in your house, including what not to chew.

Housetraining Your Dog teach your dog where to go to the bathroom.

Before You Get Your Puppy - advice from Dr. Ian Dunbar (PDF file)

Problem Solving

Barking - different kinds of barking and ways you can reduce it or use it. 

Separation Anxiety/Alone training - how to teach your dog to be comfortable when you're gone.

Training The Deaf Dog - just because your dog can't hear doesn't mean that training has to be difficult!


Independence Day - enjoy the Fourth of July independent of fear and worry!

Surviving the Halloween Nightmare - have a safe and happy Halloween with your dog!

Holiday Tips - have safe and happy winter holidays!

Understanding Clicker Training

What is Clicker Training - a short introduction

Stacy's Animal Trainer's Guide - the theory behind animal training

Other Training Tips sites and articles (Stacy's Wag'N'Train is not responsible for the content of pages outside of our site.)
The collected words of wisdom from the ClickTrain e-mail discussion list on ClickTrain Keeper Page.
Clicker Training Lessons from Mary Woodward & Susan Greenholt of Greenwood Dog Training School in Wilmington, DE
Sue Smith's training articles from Raising Canine.
M. Shirley Chong's clicker training lessons as posted to ClickTrain.
ClickerSolutions' Training Articles
Drs. Suzanne Hetts and Dan Estep have their articles at

Training Tips from Carolyn Clark's Centre for Applied Canine Behaviour in Canada

The Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley's Dog Behavior Tips
Dog Training and Behavior Article Library from 4Paws University
ClickerTrain USA - basic clicker information and videos.
Clicker training videos from "ClickFlicks"; short, simple reward-based video Training Tips from VideoJug
Kathy Sdao's training and behavior articles
Patricia McConnell's articles from The Bark
Leah Roberts' Dog Willing articles
Knowledge Hound's Dog Training Tips.
Carol Byrnes' Diamonds in the Ruff articles
Mychelle Blake's All Ears Dog Training Articles
Animal Behavior Associates Behavior Articles
Land of Pure Gold's training links
Jessi S. Clark-White's K-911 Training Articles
Dog Star Daily - daily articles and tips
30 tips for new puppy owners - a getting started primer from
"Dog Psychology 101" - "Dog Whispering", and other trendy terms explained, by Lisa Mullinax of 4Paws University
DogLogic Training Tips
Article on Dominance and Leadership by Nicole Wilde; "Letting Go of the Dominance Paradigm" by Beth Duman of Wolf Park, and short one on "dominance" with strange dogs by Turid Rugaas.
Keep your dog COOL in summer, from Rested Dog Inn


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