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Category: Puppies

  • How to Train Your Dog to Walk Nicely On Leash

    These essential tips will have both you and your dog enjoying walks in no time. One of the biggest challenges pet parents face is teaching their dogs to walk nicely on leash. Dogs don’t come to us knowing that we don’t like to run on our daily walks, nor do we like to be pulled around the…

  • How I Helped a Labrador Puppy Overcome His Fear of Human Touch

    A rough start in life had one Lab puppy lashing out at his brother and cringing from human touch. Here’s how I helped. I often feel sorry for dogs, even those living in the lap of luxury. One reason I do is because dogs are masters of human communication, both in how we communicate with…

  • 4 Tips for Engaging Your New Rescue Dog in Play

    Play is a vital part of your dog’s well-being, but not all rescue dogs arrive ready to engage. Play is vital for so many animals, and dogs are no exception. What happens, however, if your new rescue dog feels shut down or anxious in his new home, perhaps due to neglect during the important puppy development stages…

  • Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’s First Few Months

     Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of…

  • Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’™s First Few Months

     Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of…

  • Does Your Dog Jump Up? Teach Him to Sit Instead

    Since a dog cannot sit and jump at the same time, teaching this command solves a common problem. One of the most common reasons for pet parents to call a trainer is because their dog jumps up on people. Often I find that clients have been inadvertently reinforcing the “jump up” by yelling at the dog or even…

  • How to Help Your Dog Love Being On Leash

    A leash should be a sign of fun things to come, and it can be if you follow these four tips.   What is the one training tool every dog owner eventually uses? A leash. We also need leashes to keep dogs and humans safe. However, not all dogs understand what a leash is or how we…

  • Are You Training a Puppy? Read “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog”

    Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz’s book is about traumatized children, but it offers valuable lessons that will help you raise a well-adjusted dog. It’s hard to find books these days that keep me up until I have finished the last word. Perhaps I am too picky, as a writer myself? In any case, I have…

  • Are You Training a Puppy? Read ‘œThe Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog’

    Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz’s book is about traumatized children, but it offers valuable lessons that will help you raise a well-adjusted dog. It’™s hard to find books these days that keep me up until I have finished the last word. Perhaps I am too picky, as a writer myself? In any case, I have…