Puppy Play Should be Playful not Painful

It goes without saying that when you get your cute new puppy, engaging in puppy play should be playful, not painful. But that’s not always the case. Many new puppy owners and their children are sorely disappointed when their new puppy begins to literally bite the hand that feeds it. Recently a new puppy owner […]

Puppy Training: From Chaos to Calm

When I do puppy training I don’t expect to find a family in total chaos. But this puppy family was different. The proud but frustrated owners of Maddie, the French Bull Dog puppy were stressed beyond belief in their puppy training efforts. Their troubles, on our lesson day, started right before I arrived. As I […]

Puppy Training: Stressing Stay-at-Home Moms

“Training our new puppy makes me feel hopelessly stressed.” These exact feelings were expressed to me with three different stay-at-home moms on the first puppy lesson – all in the last 2 weeks. “I feel guilty putting my puppy in the crate when I’m home all day.” Each one was stressed to the max cleaning […]

How to Train a Puppy – Let’s Talk

Does this sound familiar:  “I have a 7 week old puppy that will not stop biting. It’s playful but needs to stop.  I do not know what to do to stop this. My little kids don’t want to play with him because they’re afraid of him.”  I hear it all the time.  And every time, […]