How to Train Your Sheltie House training a Sheltie puppy is a two-stage process. Start indoors by teaching him to pee and poop on training pads, then at 4 months transition the business outside... Read more Clicker training is ideal for Shelties learning obedience, tricks, and agility. It's a gentle training method that uses psychological conditioning... Read more Many dogs love to play fetch or tug-of-war, but Shelties are far more idiosyncratic. Here are some fun games for Shelties that reward their herding instinct... Read more Behavioral problems aside, the best way to stop your Sheltie barking is to fill her life with productive outlets for her energy: agility, tricks, obedience, chew toys, games, and exercise... Read more While many people say their Shelties hate water, it is actually possible to desensitize your pooch and help him enjoy the wet stuff so he can go swimming, bathing, and cool off in the summer heat... Read more Shelties can shy dogs if they aren't well socialized as puppies. Missing this window is a huge loss for a Sheltie, but there are ways to help minimize his anxiety... Read more Some Shelties develop a serious fear of leash walking, creating neurotic behavior when it's time for a walk. Here are 7 steps to overcome her fear of the leash... Read more Separation anxiety is a real problem for many dogs. When you leave for work in the morning, your dog may be plunged into a state of nervous anxiety which intensifies rapidly without your return... Read more It's natural to be apprehensive when you bring a newborn baby home. Your whole life will change, especially if this is your first child. And having pets around can shake things up that extra bit.... Read more It's normal for puppies to whine for attention when they're hungry, bored, or lonely. But whining can become a conditioned behavior that lasts into adulthood... Read more Puppies find chewing a very satisfying activity, particularly while their teeth are coming through. The trick is to teach them what is and isn't acceptable for chewing... Read more Nipping and play biting is normal in puppies but can be an issue in older dogs who haven't learned bite inhibition... Read more Is your Sheltie jumping up to greet you when you come home? Does he try to get in the face of house guests? Here's how to curb this behavior... Read more The first dogs evolved from wolves around 20,000-40,000 years ago, and despite a long history of domestication, all dogs retain some aggressive instinct from their wild ancestry... Read more Here's what I learned from Rana the Sheltie's rehabilitation sessions with alpha-dog proponent, Cesar Millan.... Read more Becky Casale is the creator of Sheltie Planet and Science Me. She lives in New Zealand with her partner, their two children, and their Sheltie, Piper.