Whether you want your dog to compete in canine sports and participate in events, or to simply be well-behaved at home and comfortable around strangers, proper dog training and socialization are crucial. Besides helping dogs become better-mannered, training can also provide much-needed mental stimulation, and as a result, help keep our pets sharp, happy and content. If you’re looking for effective ways to train your pup, you’re in the right place. In this section, you’ll find various tips and tricks on practical dog training that will improve both your pet’s life and yours. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a trainer or an expert on canine behavior, because our advice – though coming from the experts themselves – is always straightforward and easy to apply. From teaching your pet basic life skills, to increasing their sociability and avoiding problematic behaviors, we cover everything you need to know about proper dog training.