The Importance of Crate Training – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog

The Importance of Crate Training – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog Some people are lucky enough to have a dog that doesn’t mind being left alone during the day. With a puppy pad or a doggy door, they’re able to relieve themselves without any human assistance, and their humans can go to work or out for … Continued

MY Dog Training Methods – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog

MY Dog Training Methods – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog When owners are reluctant to hire a dog trainer, it’s usually because they want to be sure they aren’t wasting time or money. There are so many stories out there about owners who have spent thousands of dollars on training, only to never have the problem … Continued

Fear Aggression: Common Behavior Problem by Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog

Fear Aggression: Common Behavior Problem by Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog While working with a dog trainer in East Bay, California we had the opportunity to discuss a very common behavior issue, fear aggression. Fear aggression is a particularly interesting canine behavior problem because it’s one of the few we humans can empathize with. All living … Continued

“It’s Almost Like Raising a Baby!” – Pittsburgh Puppy Training

“It’s Almost Like Raising a Baby!” – Pittsburgh Puppy Training – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer – Three Rivers Dog Training Last week, I had a new client named Keri say this to me as we were progressing through her puppy’s first lesson. Apart from growing up with the family dog, Keri had never had a dog … Continued

Resource Guarding Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer

Resource Guarding Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer Resource guarding is a fairly common canine issue. Some guard certain items, some guard toys, some guard food, some guard space, and some guard all of the above. What are some signs of resource guarding? If your dog snaps or growls when you touch a toy, food, … Continued

Dogs Need A Leader….Here’s Why – Dog Training Pittsburgh

Dogs Need A Leader….Here’s Why – Dog Training Pittsburgh Dogs, by nature, respond best to a pack structure. They feel most comfortable in a team with a clear leader and consistent rules/responsibilities. In my training programs, I stress the importance of making sure the “leader of the pack” is the owner. However, if the owner … Continued

Aggression Case Study : Communication in Dog Training

If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behavior, it is your responsibility, as the owner, to change it. Three Rivers Dog Training can show you how! Oftentimes, dog owners are under the misconception that their dogs live to please them. In fact, dogs are usually out to please themselves. This isn’t to say your dog is … Continued

Hexe and Xel two Child Aggressive Dachshunds – Pittsburgh Dog Training

Hexe and Xel two Child Aggressive Dachshunds – Pittsburgh Dog Training Sibling aggression is a common problem, during which two dogs that are either biological or adoptive siblings show aggressive behavior toward one another. Typically, this is because they’re competing for dominance within the household. However, sometimes this aggression takes a turn and instead of … Continued

Multiple Dog Aggression Case Study

Multiple Dog Aggression Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Training Biting isn’t always a sign of pure aggression in dogs. Dogs may bite because they’re scared or because they’re trying to establish dominance. The urge to establish dominance generally occurs when a dog is not provided with enough structure in his or her home.