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What The Heck Is “Positive Reinforcement Training”?

How do you teach your dog how to behave? To sit? Go to her crate? Not jump up when you come home from work? Training can seem like a daunting task, but it is an essential one. The training process is how we teach our dogs how to navigate our world, and can also provide an outlet through which to engage with our dog and help them channel their mental energy. It is a process that Katie, Rover-Time's Team Manager, explains beautifully in this article.


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How to Travel With Your Dog on a Budget

Whether you're planning a cross-country trip with your dog to visit family for the holidays or making a longer trip out of it to stop and do some camping with your dog, it's normal to worry about how your pet will react, where you can go, and how much money you’ll have to spend. But traveling is always a unique experience, and so often offers us some of our most cherished memories and learning moments. The ability to bring your pup along with you has the potential to enhance these experiences so much! However, you need to be sure that you’re smart about when, where, and how you bring your dog.


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Heading Back To School: 5 Reasons to Keep Training Your Dog Past Puppyhood

While school-aged children everywhere clear Target’s shelves to stock up on their school supplies in preparation for the year ahead, Chicago’s dog trainers are buying their tasty treats and brushing up for a new season of dog training courses. And many pet parents are getting ready to enroll in those classes. Typically, when people think of dog training classes, they think puppies. We see a lot of people who stop training after puppy class, but here are Rover-Time's top five reasons to continue training your adult dog.


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5 Benefits of Taking Long Walks With Your Dog

We all know it is very important to walk our dogs, but today we share some of our own experiences and explore WHY it’s important to walk dogs. Here are Rover-Time's top 5 reasons to walk your dog but these only touch the surface of the tremendous benefits gained from walking our dogs.


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