Category Archives: Puppy Training

The Scoop on Housebreaking | Potty Training a Puppy or Young Dog

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The mantra of “it’s never the dog’s fault” certainly applies to issues related to house training. Let’s think about this for a moment… In a natural environment the mother dog would seek out a clean and warm den where she could safely deliver her puppies. During the early weeks she is a meticulous nursemaid

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How Long Should Each Training Session Be?

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The most important feature of dog training is that it be fun for both dog and owner. Being excited about what you are doing is such a great motivator for all involved!!

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Small Dogs & Marking In The House

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We recently received a question from a gentleman who owns three adult Chihuahua’s, two males and one female. He complained that the males mark on every vertical object in the house including the walls.

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Puppy Nipping & Biting

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This past week we have heard from two owners of young puppies whose families are being terrorized by their newest addition. Their kids are climbing up the furniture to reach higher ground and escape the shark teeth of the tiny pup they believed would be soft and cuddly.

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Dogs & Kids: One Big Happy Family

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We all get dogs with the intention of melding them into our family unity. However, if you have children you need to plan how to best manage the addition of a new canine member.

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Potty Training Tips

One of the keys to successful potty training is to make the “inside the house world” very small.  Using the crate as a clean place, rotate the pup out often. After the pup has done its duty is a good opportunity to have some free time in the house.

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The Many Uses of Crates

The reason that people have issues with dogs using crates goes back to their innability to look at things from the dog’s perspective.

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When Should I Begin Training My Puppy?

You should start imprinting/training your new puppy the day you bring him home.  I do not mean that you should embark on teaching him “commands” just yet, but you can make a positive impact on his future behavior by the way you handle him and introduce him to different situations.  

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