Christmas Puppies

CHRISTMAS PUPPIES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE OH SO CUTE! By: Abigail Witthauer I’ll admit it. I start to get a little giddy around the beginning of December. One of the great joys of my career is that I know, come January, I will have oodles and oodles of puppies at my dog training […]

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Tips for Surviving Life with a New Puppy

Over the years I have come up with some of my favorite tips for surviving life with a new puppy. I put this together for my clients and give it to all my new puppy parents. Hope this helps you to enjoy your new puppy. Be “Proactive” teach your puppy the right thing to do […]

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Puppy Training

THE POST-PUPPY PANIC By: Victoria Stilwell Feeling overwhelmed after bringing home a new puppy? I’m going to call this phenomenon the “post-puppy panic.” Whether you’ve adopted an adult dog or puppy from a shelter or purchased a young puppy from a breeder, you may be feeling like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. And trust me–puppies like […]

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Help with Puppy Biting

Help with Puppy Biting What is it? Puppies are little biting machines. They bite things that move, things that don’t move, each other, your hands, anything. Not only is this normal, it is an important part of their development. When puppies play, they learn from their playmates’ yelps and body language when a bite is […]

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Problems with Puppy Mills and Pet Store Dogs

Have you ever walked into a pet store to see the cute little puppies for sale in their cages? Everybody loves them and comes in to hold them how can you resist? Maybe you may have even been seduced into purchasing one of these cute little puppies yourself. These cute little puppies in Pet Stores […]

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Puppy House Training

Puppy house training is important to begin the first day that you bring your new puppy home. Remember this is a baby and it is your responsibility to teach your puppy the rules of your house. One of the first rules to show your puppy is where they need to go to the bathroom. This […]

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Puppy Biting and Puppy Mouthing

Puppy biting and puppy mouthing are very normal behaviors for your puppy but those sharp little teeth can hurt. So your puppy needs to learn how to bite softly. This is called bite inhibition. To teach bite inhibition your puppy needs lots of opportunities to play with other puppies and adult dogs. If a puppy […]

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Puppy Training and Puppy Socialization

Puppy training and socialization is one of the most important things you can do from the first day you bring home your puppy. Puppy training is not just obedience commands like sit and stay it is much more. You have the job of teaching your dog about the world you live in. Remember a puppy […]

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Choosing a Puppy

So you think you want to get a puppy. Yes, they are so cute and irresistible but do you really understand what is involved in choosing a puppy. Be realistic about your lifestyle. How much time, money, energy and love you can devote to your dog? Remember that cute little bundle of joy will grow […]

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