As everyone knows, dogs have historically been known as “man’s best friend,” and it’s no wonder why. Besides companionship, dogs have provided a multitude of services to humanity since their domestication.
Whether it’s hunting, sheep herding, pulling sleds, guarding, providing guidance as service dogs to those with disabilities, or working with law enforcement and military, dogs have been such an integral part of human civilization that it’s hard to imagine life without them.
Whether a dog’s role in life is that of the beloved family pet, or playing a more utilitarian role, all dogs need a bit guidance and training to hone their natural capacity to learn and be the best doggies they can be.
That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 15 dog training websites that we have been able to find, so you can make sure that you and your pup are both getting the most out of your relationship!
|1.||Doggy Dan||Doggy Dan||Multiple Courses, Subscription||10|
|2.||Spirit Dog Training||Steffi Trott||Multiple Courses||9.8|
|3.||Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution||Zak George||Instructional Videos||9.5|
|4.||The Dog Training Secret||Multiple Trainers||Multiple Courses||8|
|5.||The Inquisitive Canine||Joan Hunter Mayer||Multiple Courses||8.7|
|6.||Wag! Dog Walking Blog||Multiple Trainers||Multiple Courses, Subscription||8.5|
|7.||Dog Training Nation||Fanna Easter, Others||Multiple Courses||8.3|
|8.||The Modern Dog Trainer||Ines McNeil||Multiple Courses||8|
|9.||Noble Beast Dog Training||Multiple Trainers||Multiple Courses||7.8|
|10.||Denise Fenzi Dog Training Blog||Denise Fenzi||Multiple Courses, Subscripition||7.5|
1. Doggy Dan
On his site, you can gain access to free obedience training videos, free potty training videos, a blog, a podcast, and other offerings that can all be catered to you and your pup specifically. It’s definitely a must when it comes to looking into dog training resources.
Spirit Dog offers a large number of great resources for those looking for direction in their dog training endeavors. Along with a free 14-day email course, a variety of courses all offered online from the comfort of your own home are also available here, in addition to a free training library containing resources on ethical dog breeders, obedience and trick training, understanding dog behavior, and a very well-organized blog.
The site’s trainer, Steffi Trot, has quite a reputation and has been featured in a number of high profile media sources, giving her technique and passion the praise that it deserves.
Zak George boasts being the #1 Most Subscribed Dog Trainer on YouTube (with over 2.7 million subscribers, and counting), and it’s no wonder that he and his dog training technique is so popular. Zak seems to really understand dogs and has a genuine connection with them that make his dog training videos both informative and very entertaining.
If the hundreds of videos from his YouTube channel are overwhelming to sift through, Zak’s website also offers a book for dog trainers to reference all that information at their leisure.
Additionally, a blog with useful resources, information on health, safety, and breed compatibility round out the website’s array of offerings.
This well-designed dog training site offers up loads of helpful links and services to cater to every dog training need imaginable. Whether it’s leash walking, house training, behavior with other animals or people, or coping with a pup that needs help overcoming separation anxiety, The Inquisitive Canine has a thing or two to teach us about it.
The site offers a variety of different types of classes, all of which are currently online and available to you, no matter where you and your pup reside in the world. Their “Doggie Blog” features dozens of posts with helpful dog training tips and advice, making it easily one of our favorites to add to this list.
This is in addition to different training services, including their specialty, which is walk and leash training. If you find you and your pup really have a knack for the training process, you can even become a paid Wag! Dog Walker yourself and join their friendly community.
More than a website for training information, Dog Training Nation is also a community of dog trainers, dog owners and dog lovers, so you and your pup are in great company.
There are also generous “freebies” offered on the site, such as an e-book offered to dog lovers looking to start their own dog training business, a helpful goal worksheet, and more.
A blog and several videos are also available, and if you have any questions about the popularity and customer satisfaction with the services offered, the website has a seemingly endless number of reviews glowing with praise.
Online classes, webinars, an FDSA training camp, and her books are also available for purchase.
13. That Mutt
While dogs are wonderful companions to have in your life, it’s very important to make sure that you don’t skip over proper training. It will only enhance your life, your dog’s life and the relationship that the two of you enjoy.
It also has an impact on family dogs and how they relate to different members of your household, whether they walk on two legs or four legs. What’s more, dog training is a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pup, which also happens to be loads of fun.
So enjoy it! If you do, so too will your dog, which will make it all worthwhile.