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Finding Forever Homes on August 19, 2017

How to Train Your Dog Like a Pro

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The most important thing to know about training your new pup, according to Petco dog trainer Chloe Sternlicht, is that dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So be patient when Fido makes a mistake and smother him with praise and treats when he get it right. Sternlicht gives some tips for getting your dog to respond to basic commands. (Published Friday, Aug. 26, 2016)

Petco dog trainer Chloe Sternlicht offers some helpful advice on how to train your new pup. The most important thing to remember? Pets respond best to positive reinforcement and treats can be a great motivator!