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For many dogs, the most important aspect about the food you feed your dog is whether or not you use it in training. If your dog has behavior problems, you can, and should, use their regular food to help solve those problems.

That's why it's well worth considering a dry kibble that will be convenient to use in training. For many people, if it's not convenient, it's not going to happen, and when you fail to use food in training you really handicap yourself.

Of course, it's also important to look for a dog food with high-quality ingredients and minimal fillers, and there are a couple of brands we

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Are you struggling with a dog that has problems with fearfulness, anxiety, reactivity or aggression? Does your dog get anxious around certain people or dogs?

Stop struggling and start solving! Sign up today for Dr. Ian Dunbar's new seminar on Biting & FIghting (2017) and save 60%.

These are VERY common problems so if you're having difficulty with them, you're not alone. But you should realize that if you don't do anything about these problems, they are NOT going to get better on their own. If anything, they're going to get worse. 

If you are trying to address these problems and you're not

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Are you struggling with a dog that has problems with house soiling, destructive chewing, excessive barking, digging, separation anxiety, no recall, running away, pulling on-leash, jumping-up or hyperactivity?

Stop struggling and start solving! Sign up today for Dr. Ian Dunbar's new seminar on Dog Behavior & Training Problems and save 60%.

These are VERY common problems so if you're having difficulty with them, you're not alone. But you should realize that if you don't do anything about these problems, they are NOT going to get better on their own. If anything, they're going to get worse. 

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When it comes to dog training and behavior problems, the number of different solutions are as great and varied as the number of different problems. But whatever your problem is, there's a good chance that the first step you're going to want to take is this:

 

Quick Tips #1 - Ditch the Dish - YouTube
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Dunbar Academy is our online dog training and behavior school and presents a more structured and curated learning experience than Dog Star Daily can provide.

But it wasn't always that way. When we started Dunbar Academy a couple of years ago, it primarily consisted of video recording of Ian's many dog behavior seminar and workshops. 

But in the past few months we've totally revamped the website to make it into a very streamlined set of courses that are each tailored to one of several important groups of doggy people: regular pet dog owners, dog trainers and other doggy professionals

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Group dog training classes are always fun and entertaining in addition to being useful on several different levels. Watching other dog/owner teams work out some of the same issues you are facing is both comforting and educational.

 

For new nose work students one of the first eye-opening things about an official K9 Nose Work ® class (if taught by an instructor certified by the National Association of Canine Scent Work) is that all dogs must be crated or safely secured away from the scent field when it is not their turn to work. The dog that is working, does so with just his owner and the

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