Puppy training for Oscar, the soft coated Wheaton. Oscar, who belongs to Dominique Sachse, is also learning to be a show dog and his handler needed a little help with having him listen in the ring.
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 […]
A whole lot more benefits come your way if you train your puppy “before he grows up” than if you wait. If there’s one thing that I know from all my years of training dogs it is that dogs are learning even if you are not teaching which is why the following is important to […]
“If your puppy could talk, what would he tell you he needs?” is the question I ask many new puppy owners. I like to see how the answers differ. Puppies need love and affection they say. And most do say love and affection first. Others may follow up with some things they would want me […]
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 […]
“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 […]
A client asked me, “What’s the best thing to do with our dog when we have holiday visitors over for drinks or dinner? Do we board him or crate him at home?” I thought to myself, “Now that’s a great question but read on, the answer is even better!” I would keep your dog at home. […]
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, […]
Have you recently brought a new puppy into your home and are now questioning whether or not this was a good idea? If so let’s talk about a couple of things you should have thought about. Did you really think out what it will be like having a new puppy in their home. How will […]
Abused rescue dogs – broken dogs – can be repaired. Some are broken worse than others and will require very special training.