Train 2 Behave
Behavior training for dogs: your online resource for real world positive dog training
Trying to sort through the vast quantity of online dog training and behavior advice can be overwhelming.
There’s so much conflicting advice on solving dog behavior problems. Mixed in with the truly helpful stuff, there’s clickbait, fluff, and some that makes you shake your head and wonder what they were thinking!
If you don’t have years of practical experience training dogs for better behavior, it can be hard to know who to trust and which direction to take with your dog’s training.
Train 2 Behave was created to help dog owners and dog trainers sort through their options. To be a resource for solving dog training issues. To answer canine behavior questions in a clear, no-nonsense, non-ideological manner.
Whether you’re new to dog training or experienced; whether you’re looking for tips on teaching basic dog obedience commands, for help with a dog behavior problem, or simply searching for fun ideas to spice up your dog training routine – we’re here to help you help your dog behave better.
The categories at the top of each page will guide you through dog training and behavior help for all stages of training.
Because Train 2 Behave is a new site, not all categories will have articles in them yet. I appreciate your patience and hope you check back often!
Julie Cantrell BSc
User-friendly training tips you can plug into real life, with enough detail to get the job done!
Training tools and methods both you and your dog can appreciate and enjoy.
Dog training solutions that actually help you end up with a better-behaved dog.
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Stubborn or Misunderstood? 8 Reasons Why Dogs Don’t Listen
Frustrated by your dog not listening? Determined to figure out why? Most dog obedience problems start as miscommunication. Find out why your dog isn't minding, and what steps you can take to fix the problem. Regardless of our involvement with dogs...
How to Improve Your Dog’s Willingness: 3 Simple Exercises
When we think of training our dog training to improve his behavior, we tend to think how the dog needs to change. The dog is behaving inappropriately; he’s a jerk; he’s out of control! Our focus is on the bad behavior, and how we’d like it to just...
Overcoming Setbacks in Dog Training
Dog training setbacks are disappointing, frustrating, even infuriating. They are also virtually inevitable. Depressed yet? Don’t be. Setbacks in dog training don’t need to signal failure. Because it’s not the bad experience itself, but how we...
The 3 Rules of Follow-Through in Dog Training
Every time you give your dog a command, you're communicating more than just words. Yes, you're giving direction, but you're also teaching your dog about your expectations. When dogs respond inconsistently to commands, it's almost always because we...
Holiday Commotion Stressing Your Dog?
Like us, dogs can be creatures of habit. Changes in routine, activity level, the level of emotional energy; how much, how long, and how frequently they are asked to handle social contact, all can challenge a dog’s ability to remain emotionally...
Where to Walk Your Reactive Dog: Examples and How to Choose
If you have a reactive dog – one that barks, growls, jumps, or even simply gets way too excited anytime he sees some new dog or person in his environment – you know how stressful walks can be. You’re always on the alert for things your dog may...