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How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don't worry --training your pup to live (and behave) in your apartment is entirely possible! Credit: Getty Creative Foot Traffic When you live in an apartment building, your neighbors are going to walk by your door, especially if you live near the lobby, elevator or other area with high foot traffic. If your dog is anything like my Chihuahua mix, foot traffic-particularly if that neighbor has a dog with...

Top 5 Puppy Training Tips

It is important to have a well-trained puppy. Not only does it make you look good in your friends' and neighbors' eyes, but it also means fewer accidents for you to clean up. Also, a well-trained puppy means a well-trained grown-up dog. Credit: Getty Editorial Here are five important tips to make your puppy's training easier for you and hopefully more successful. RELATED: Second Thoughts on Retractable Leashes 1. Be Patient If you're calm, your puppy will be less excitable. And please, no yelling -- your puppy is just a baby. Remember, you are teaching your pup how to do things correctly because it does not know any better, the poor thing. 2. Treat Theory We're talking bribery here,...

If you have no idea how to train a dog, fear not! Whether you seek effective puppy house training methods or basic dog obedience training, training your dog will probably be easier than you think. Credit: Getty Creative Puppies Puppy training should always focus on socialization and the prevention of unwanted behaviors. The jumping that may be cute in your puppy will not be cute when he grows into a 175 lb. adult Saint Bernard. Rather than focusing on puppy training obedience, you should concentrate on puppy socialization and the prevention of problem behavior through rewarding desirable behaviors, and removing reinforcement for unwanted behaviors through extinction, management, or...

Nana needs to work more on her coordination. Luckily, she isn't planning on giving up any time soon. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Chimps See Daylight for the First Time Puppy Steals All the Treats Cats Play 'Fruit Ninja'...