Tricks of the Trade

Top dog trainers spill their secrets.


A good dog trainer can work magic as well as any magician. Some subtle, well-timed tugs on the lead transform a lunging canine maniac into a well-heeled gentleman. A magical management tool called a crate can help put a stop to a pup’s carpet piddling. The awesome power of positive reinforcement turns a hyperactive demon dog into an angel who sits politely on command.

Luckily for dog owners, a good trainer -- unlike a magician -- is more than willing to share his or her secrets. Here, we’re privileged to have three of the most respected trainers in the United States open up the metaphorical bag of tricks and spill their top tips for raising and training a well-behaved dog.

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