Sheltie Planet

Sheltie Training

By Becky Turner

Is your Sheltie's behavior confusing to you? Do you wish he'd stop barking, whining and jumping? Are you worried about his aggression towards other dogs? Discover how to train your Sheltie with dog psychology.

Training Shelties is relatively easy because the Shetland Sheepdog is the world's sixth most intelligent dog. And he has a burning desire to please his owner!

The problems arise when you're not communicating how you want your Sheltie to behave - and they take it upon themselves to decide the right way. Find out the best Sheltie training tips to set the ground rules early, so there are no misunderstandings between you and your dog.

Sheltie Puppy Training

Most of the dog training issues described here relate to Sheltie puppies, and will probably come up at some point when they're young.

Sheltie Puppy Training ReviewsSheltie Puppy Training Reviews

There are many dog training philosophies these days, so it can be hard figuring out which are the best methods to use on our sensitive little Shelties. Find the best Sheltie puppy training resources for your sensitive little pooch.

The Basics of Sheltie Puppy TrainingThe Basics of Sheltie Puppy Training

It's essential for Shetland Sheepdog owners to know what factors affect your relationship with your Sheltie puppy very early on. Learn how to build mutual trust by bonding with your Shetland Sheepdog before you start training him.

Housetraining a PuppyHow to Housetrain Your Puppy

House training a puppy means teaching her to pee and poop outdoors - and not inside the house on your lovely cream carpets. Discover the most popular ways to toilet train your puppy with as few accidents as possible.

Stop Shelties ChewingHow to Stop Your Sheltie Chewing

Not all dogs feel the inclination to chew. Some find it a very satisfying activity, while others do a little chewing as puppies and then grow out of it. Teach your Sheltie puppy the difference between chew toys... and electric cables.

How to Stop Your Sheltie WhiningHow to Stop Your Sheltie Whining

Is your Sheltie whining whenever you leave her alone in the house? Do you have a new puppy who constantly whimpers when you put her in her crate? Find expert advice on why your Sheltie whines and how to deal with it.

Dealing with Nipping and Play BitingDealing with Nipping and Play Biting

Nipping and play biting is when your puppy mouths at your hands and clothes. It's very common in puppies, but can also occur in older dogs that haven't been taught proper bite inhibition. Learn how to stop your Sheltie puppy biting or nipping at unsuspecting visitors.

Sheltie Training for Adult Dogs

As your Sheltie matures, he may present new challenges for you, like constant barking or ignoring you when you call his name.

Dog Whisperer ReviewThe Dog Whisperer Review

Cesar Millan deals with a range of problems in this TV show, from excessive barking to dog aggression. Each episode features two misbehaving dogs who undergo massive personality changes. Here's what I've learned about Shelties from Cesar's techniques.

How to Stop Your Sheltie BarkingHow to Stop Your Sheltie Barking

Do you have a problem with your Sheltie barking incessantly? Here are two simple solutions that can immediately help curb this unwanted behavior. Learn to stop your Sheltie barking on command, even when the neighbors cat is dancing on the lawn.

How to Stop Your Sheltie JumpingHow to Stop Your Sheltie Jumping

Is your Sheltie jumping up to greet you when you come home? Does he try to get in the face of house guests? Does he pester young children? Not everyone appreciates your Sheltie jumping up at them. Here's how to curb this behavior.

Fear of Leash Walking in SheltiesHow to Overcome Fear of Leash Walking

There are many dogs out there who are afraid of the leash - resulting in neurotic, fearful and submissive behavior whenever it's time for walkies. Find out how to deal with fear and nervousness of the leash, something often seen in mistreated Shelties.

Dealing with Separation AnxietyDealing with Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that dogs develop. It's an anxiety disorder, defined as a state of intense panic brought on by the dog's separation from her owner. Nervous Shelties can go particularly crazy. Find out what you can do to help them.

Dealing with Sheltie AggressionDealing with Dog Aggression

All dogs are instinctively aggressive creatures. In the wild, aggression came in very handy. As domesticated dogs, many Shelties are naturally submissive and placid. However, some can suffer trauma and regress to this wilder state of aggression.

Cool Dog GamesCool Dog Games

If we throw a ball for our Shetland Sheepdogs, they'll rarely retrieve it. That's Shelties for you! So how does your Sheltie like to play? Here are some super fun games to stimulate your dog's mind and body, and strengthen the bond between you.

Clicker Training a SheltieClicker Training

Clicker training is a gentle, conditional training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. Find out how clicker training works and how to use this simple method of obedience training with your Sheltie.

Can Dogs Really Smell Cancer in Humans?Can Dogs Really Smell Cancer in Humans?

Astonishingly, it has been proven that dogs can pick up on the scent of cancer in humans. Now, certain breeds with the best sense of smell are being trained to detect cancer in patient samples with up to 95% success.

About The Author

Becky Turner is a writer and zoologist-in-training. Learn more about Becky here. If you'd like to support her work, check out her ebook, The Sheltie Anthology, a complete guide to everything Sheltie.