The Emergency Word Every Dog Needs To Learn

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who think nothing bad will ever happen and people like me. You know, waiting for a disaster to occur any minute. Luckily, I’ve taught my dog Honey the emergency word every dog needs to learn. Just in case.

Best Dog Training Tool No One Ever Talks About

For training Honey, we have a clicker, loads of treats, and some fun toys. We have leashes. Before we moved onto the boat, we had several books. But our most powerful training tool is something we rarely hear anyone talking about. Can you guess what it is?

How Do You Call Your Dog To Come To You?

I would have found it cute if it wasn’t so darn frustrating. I called Honey to come to me. She just stood there and gave me a look that said, “I think not.” My “come” cue is poisoned. I need a new word to teach Honey to come to me when I call her. What […]

What’s Next After Loose Leash Walking?

As someone who has struggled with pulling dogs, I know what a big accomplishment it is to walk your dog with a loose leash. But once you master that advanced skill, what’s next? (This post contains affiliate links.)

Train Your Dogs What They’ll Never Need To Know

If I was only able to give one piece of advice to someone adopting a new dog or puppy it would be this: always teach your dog the things you know he or she will never need to know. Here’s why.

Training Rewards For Every Dog

Click and treat. Click and treat. Do you always associate positive training with food treats? Because maybe there’s a better training reward for your dog.

How Long Should You Train Your Dog

This post has affiliate links. Learn more here. How long does it take to train your dog to meet a challenge? I don’t know how long it takes you but let me show you how long we’ve been preparing Honey to live aboard a sailboat.

My Biggest Training Fail

Honey loves it. It builds our relationship. And it’s a good way for both of us to train our brains. So why do I keep having such a huge training fail?

Does Your Dog Still Come When You Call? Best Tips For Improving Recall.

Has your dog’s recall gotten a little lazy? Have you asked yourself if you’re like the dude with chili stains on his t-shirt belching on the couch who complains that his wife doesn’t like to have sex with him? Because you have to be attractive to your dog if you want her to come to you.

Pooping In Paradise

We get lots of questions when we tell people we’ll be setting sail: “Will you be visiting Guam?” “Aren’t you worried about pirates in the Indian Ocean?” “Are you planning long, ocean passages?” The answer? It depends on our dog Honey. And it all comes down to poop.

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