Dog Training 101

Dog Training 101: Basic Obedience Training at Home

About Our Experts

ShoshiShoshi Parks, Ph.D. is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-ka) and Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). She owns Modern Hound Dog Training in San Francisco and teaches dog training classes at the San Francisco SPCA.

Nicole Ellis is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), American Kennel Club CGC evaluator and APDT trainer. Using positive reinforcement methods Nicole has trained hundreds of animals from basic behavior and puppy manners, to trick training, therapy work, and service dog training. Nicole believes with love and positive reinforcement we can train any dog.

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Puppy HQ

This is your resource for everything puppy related: from adoption 101 and tips for bringing home your new furry family member to info on training your puppy and true stories from fellow puppy parents. Plus, learn things like how long you can leave a puppy alone and what’s on our essential new puppy checklist. Check it out.

Cost of getting a dog

The True Cost of Getting a Dog

One of the most important parts of becoming a new pet parent is planning ahead. This is how you can be sure you’re ready to give your new pup the best life possible. In this article, you’ll get the breakdown on the true cost of getting a dog, from one-time expenses like adoption fees and spay/neuter surgeries to average monthly and annual costs, like food and routine vet visits. Find out the cost of getting a dog.