We Thought Our Puppy Training Would Go Quickly!

We Thought Our Puppy Training Would Go Quickly

After their first series of puppy lessons most new puppy owners are surprised at the amount of time it takes for puppy training. Why would they think such a thing? Maybe it’s because when I go into their homes to train, and the puppy training is relatively easy for me, they think it will be […]

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 […]

Train Your Puppy Before He Grows Up!

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?

“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 […]

Puppy Training

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 […]

Crate Training A Puppy

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

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, […]

Kids and Puppies

Kids and Puppies: Don’t Make It A Disaster by Doing Everything Wrong

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 […]

Getting a New Puppy- Are you really ready?

With puppy season almost upon us, many, many people are thinking about getting a new puppy. Some folks have planned it out. They have a specific breed in mind or in many cases just a mutt from the shelter – a rescue dog but planned. Some get a new puppy for the kids. Sometimes the […]

Puppy Biting: Why, and How to Stop it.

Many new puppy owners experience puppy biting and, when you have kids in the family, it can become somewhat challenging to handle a “very cute” puppy that is running and biting the kids. Perhaps you can pick up some puppy biting tips from the following content. I think, that before you delve into the “how […]