Vetstreet's Top Dog Training Videos

Whether you have a new puppy or want your adult dog to brush up on his skills, now is the perfect time to train your canine. In honor of  National Train Your Dog Month, hosted by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), here are our most popular dog training videos from trainer Mikkel Becker. From teaching basic commands like “down” and “speak” to learning how to prevent bad behaviors like begging and humping, here are seven videos that will help your dog every day of the year.

Train Your Dog to Speak

Teaching your dog the “ speak” command might seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually a cue your pup needs to know before he can learn the “quiet” command. Mikkel Becker shows you how it’s done in the video below.

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Train Your Dog to Speak

Teaching your dog to speak on cue isn't just a cute trick; your dog needs to know the speak command before he can learn to be quiet when asked. Training your dog to "speak" and be "quiet" can be a great behavior management tool.

Teach Your Dog to Make Eye Contact

In the dog world, direct eye contact can be threatening. To prevent your dog from becoming fearful or aggressive when someone looks her in the eye, follow Mikkel Becker’s expert advice on teaching your pup to give eye contact on command.

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Train Your Dog to Make Eye Contact

Stop Your Dog’s Begging

This isn’t just annoying, begging can be harmful to your pet. Feeding your pup from the table can lead to excess weight, and some human foods can be toxic for canines. To stop your dog’s begging, your entire family will need to be on the same page about handing out table scraps. Mikkel Becker explains how to change your habits — and your dog’s.

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Teach Your Dog to Stop Begging

Do you have guests coming over for the holidays? Sometimes we don't realize just how annoying some of our dog's behaviors can be until we see it from the perspective of company in the home. And that's particularly true with begging from the dinner table. While you may not be able to retrain your dog in time for Thanksgiving, there are things you can do. Training expert Mikkel Becker shows you how to keep your dinner free of whines and barks.

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