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How to Teach your dog “Leave It” in 3 Easy Steps

How to Teach your dog “Leave It” in 3 Easy Steps

How to Teach your dog “Leave It” in 3 Easy Steps Teaching your puppy/dog to “Leave it” in 15 mins is possible, however you will want to have several 15 min sessions to get a solid “leave it”. Teaching the “Leave it” command is one of the most useful commands to teach a dog and […]

Multiple Dog Homes and Pack Order

Multiple Dog Homes and Pack Order

Multiple Dog Homes and Pack Order Once upon a time, all our dogs’ ancestors were wild animals that lived in packs. It was critically important to pack survival that they get along well with each other. Even a minor injury from an aggressive pack mates tooth could become infected and cause the disability and death of a […]

Housebreaking a Puppy – a time proven potty training method

Housebreaking a Puppy – a time proven potty training method

Potty Training Your Puppy The time proven housebreaking method.  Housebreaking a puppy can be an easy process or difficult depending on the method chosen. Before bringing home a new puppy you should have everything necessary to make housebreaking easy. I personally love doggy door training but if a doggy door is not possible then the […]

What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog?

What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog?

What is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay your Dog? People always ask me when is the best time to neuter or spay their new puppy. My recommendation based on experience and the research I’ve done on the subject is between 4-6 months old. I do not recommend waiting longer because of the unwanted behaviors […]

How to Stop Puppy Whining, Crying and Howling when Crate Training

How to Stop Puppy Whining, Crying and Howling when Crate Training

How to Stop Puppy Whining Puppy Separation and Confinement How to stop the Whining, Crying and Howling! Puppies will whine and cry when separated from their owners and left alone, especially for the first time. The puppy is afraid he is being abandoned by his pack and is sounding the alarm so that he can […]

Standard Poodle teaches Mini Aussiedoodle puppy to walk on a leash..

Standard Poodle teaches Mini Aussiedoodle puppy to walk on a leash..

Daisy teaches Coco to walk on a leash Trying to train my remaining Aussiedoodle puppy on the leash has been less than successful because she is on the timid side so I tied her to Daisy my amazing Standard Poodle and asked her to just walk.. she had no choice but to follow. It worked […]

Socializing Your New Puppy

Socializing Your New Puppy

What Age Is Best for Puppy Socialization? Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between 3 and 12 weeks old. After that age, they become much more cautious of anything they haven’t yet encountered. From about 12 to 18 weeks old the opportunity to easily socialize the puppy ends-and with each passing week it becomes […]

Differences between Male and Female Puppies

Differences between Male and Female Puppies

The Differences between Male and Female Puppies You may have felt that choosing a breed was the biggest decision you had to make before getting a dog. But now that you have made that choice, you are now faced with a more basic decision: do you want a male dog, or a female? There is […]

How to put a stop to puppy digging

How to put a stop to puppy digging

How to put a stop to puppy digging Between I’d say 4 months and 8 months dogs go through what I like to call the “teen years” this is the time when most people will throw their hands up in frustration and some will re-home or worse drop their dogs off at the pound. During […]

The Puppy Temperament Test

The Puppy Temperament Test

The Puppy Temperament Test PUPPY TESTING WHAT IS PUPPY TESTING? Some of the tests we use were developed as long ago as the l930’s for dogs bred to become Guide Dogs.  Then in the 1950’s, studies on puppies were done to determine how quickly they learned.  These studies were actually done to identify children’s learning […]