Puppy Training Tips

5 Outings to Take with Your Puppy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In previous entries, we've written about the importance of socializing your puppy early in their puppyhood, in order to get them acquainted with the outside world and comfortable with how to act in a variety of situations. Socializing your puppy not only grows their confidence and awareness, but also their trust in you as the leader providing instructions. Just like our parents raised us with manners, boundaries and conversation skills, puppies also need to be taught social cues and the various rituals of life. The ideal time to start socializing your puppy is between 3 weeks and 14 weeks. This is the "golden window" of time for your puppy to absorb new information easily and make a smooth transition into their new life alongside you.  READ MORE




Socializing Your Puppy 101

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As humans, we begin the process of socialization almost as soon as we're born, being held by family and friends, and gradually participating in the daily rituals of life more and more as we develop into toddlers. Being introduced to new people and different activities is how we learn to be a part of society. Our parents give us instructions and model the appropriate behavior so we can learn how to behave in a wide variety of situations. In school, we're taught social cues, boundaries, communication skills, social norms and manners to treat our peers and leaders with respect.  READ MORE




Puppy Bath Time: How to Wash Your New Pup

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mother dogs do a lot of hygiene management for their little ones by licking their fur, which also serves the important purpose of stimulating blood flow and circulation to keep the puppy warm. If you've recently adopted a puppy, congratulations! Now you need to know how to best care for the newest addition to your family.  READ MORE




Puppy Training Tip: The Replacement Theory

Monday, June 30, 2014

If you have a puppy at home, then you know how much they love to chew! And we aren't just talking about their puppy chow – we mean furniture arms, couch pillows, and your favorite dress shoes. But here's the trick: train your puppy early with confidence and consistency using the replacement theory.  READ MORE




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