Tag: puppy training

Reducing Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

Separation anxiety is a phrase used to describe the nervousness and stress exhibited in some dogs when their owners leave home. This anxiety is characterized by barking, crying, and the destruction of furniture and other household items, but there are a few ways for dog owners to make days apart less stressful for their pets…. Read more »

Essential Skills to Teach Your Puppy

Bringing home your puppy is an exciting and memorable experience. This new member of your family is like a baby – full of energy one minute and fast asleep the next. As much fun as it is to snuggle and play with your pup, it is important to start training early to raise a happy… Read more »

Puppy Training: The Crate

While many new dog owners are nervous about the idea of crate training their furry friend, dog experts stress that crate training is an important part of building a routine and house training a puppy. The crate provides your new pet with a safe place – a den – to call their own. Learn the… Read more »

Leash Training: When and How Should I Begin?

Walking on a leash is a skill all dogs should learn. Teaching yours to behave on a leash is much easier when they are young, so begin training early so you and your pet can enjoy outings together! Before introducing your new puppy to a leash, they should be comfortable wearing a collar. Choose a… Read more »

Training Your New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is a big responsibility with a lot of training involved. The first few weeks can be overwhelming, but if you follow these tips, you can create a strong foundation for a well behaved and happy adult dog. Set “House Rules” Before bringing your new family member home, go over house rules… Read more »

Tips for Socializing your Puppy

Socializing your puppy is a key step in their development into a well-behaved, relaxed dog. It will help to make your pup comfortable in a variety of situations, regardless of the people and other pets he meets there. Puppy socialization is not only helpful for you, but it will also prevent your dog from becoming… Read more »

Housebreaking your Puppy

Housebreaking your puppy is a job that requires consistency, a watchful eye and lots and lots of patience! Puppies are like babies and need to relieve themselves fairly often, especially when they are small. At six months of age and younger, puppies are able to control their bladder about as many hours as they are… Read more »