How to Train Your Sheltie

How to Housetrain a Sheltie Puppy

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

How to Clicker Train Your Dog

Clicker training is ideal for Shelties learning obedience, tricks, and agility. It's a gentle training method that uses psychological conditioning... Read more

Cool Dog Games to Play with Shelties

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

How to Stop Your Sheltie Barking

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

How to Teach Your Sheltie to Swim

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

How to Socialize a Shy Sheltie Dog

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

Overcoming Fear of Leash Walking in Shelties

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

Treating Separation Anxiety in Shelties

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

How to Introduce a Sheltie to a Newborn Baby

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

How to Stop Your Sheltie Whining

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

How to Stop Your Sheltie Puppy's Destructive Chewing

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

How to Deal with Nipping and Play Biting in Puppies

Nipping and play biting is normal in puppies but can be an issue in older dogs who haven't learned bite inhibition... Read more

How 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? Here's how to curb this behavior... Read more

How to Deal with Dog Aggression

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

Shelties vs The Dog Whisperer

Here's what I learned from Rana the Sheltie's rehabilitation sessions with alpha-dog proponent, Cesar Millan.... Read more

Becky Casale

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.

Shelties: The Complete Pet Owner's Guide