Puppies

Tips For Having a Puppy With Children

There are many things to consider when choosing to bring a puppy into a home with children. One thing to think about is what type of dog will be gentle and tolerate the child’s behavior. Your new puppy is not just a pet, he or she is a member of the family and as such, […]

Crate Training Your Dog – Make Sure You Crate Train Your Dog Correctly

You may have heard of crate training your dog, buy maybe you don’t really understand what it is or how to do it correctly. Crate training is not the same thing as confining your dog in a crate. When you are trying to housetrain a puppy or dog, the crate enables you to set your […]

Potty Training Your Puppy: 4 Steps that can help

If you have a new puppy in your home one of the first things you want to accomplish is potty train or housebreak your puppy. No one wants their home to smell like a kennel and constantly cleaning up potty accidents after a puppy gets annoying and stressful.

Puppy Obedience Training

Is having your new puppy grow up to be a well-behaved adult dog high on your wish list? Training a puppy to grow up to be well-behaved takes work but it can be fun for both you and your puppy as you go through this process. It all starts with puppy obedience training. Puppies and […]

Puppy Training: Puppy biting what you need to know

A typical puppy biting scenario: A young child decides to share some of her food with the family’s new puppy and, with the yummy smell of food in the air, the puppy takes the food biting the child in the process. Now my guess is that this senario plays out all too frequently in homes […]

Is your puppy or dog fearful?

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. Everyone wants a happy, outgoing puppy or dog that just loves life and everything in it, but that isn’t the case with every puppy. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, […]

House Breaking a Puppy – What You DON’T Know

One reason people find it difficult to house break a puppy is that the puppy has absolutely no idea what the owner is trying to teach. And, many times, the owner’s expectation of the puppy is beyond what the puppy is capable of at that certain age. This communication gap is never more painfully obvious than in […]

Puppy Biting Too Hard?

Puppies are generally taken from the litter at 7 to 8 weeks of age. This time with its litter mates is critical as it is used to help puppies learn to read body language and signals with it’s littermates through play and interaction. Signals like, let’s play or too rough or back off please! Good […]

Puppy Biting/Nipping. Are You At Your Wit’s End???

Puppies are generally taken from the litter at 7 to 8 weeks of age. This time with its litter mates is critical as it is used to help puppies learn to read body language and signals with it’s littermates through play and interaction. Signals like, “lets play,”  “too rough!”, or “back off please!”  Good breeders do […]

Puppy Aggression or Just Play – Careful How You Raise Your Puppy

One of the benefits that a puppy receives by staying in the litter until 8 weeks (assuming the breeder is doing their job), in addition to bite inhibition, is learning how to communicate with their littermates. Certain puppy signals say “let’s play,” “out of my space,” “easy,” or “no harm intended.” It is these signals […]