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The Importance of Early Puppy Socialization and the Different Stages of Puppy Development

The Importance of Early Puppy Socialization and the Different Stages of Puppy Development

The Importance of Early Puppy Socialization and the Different Stages of Puppy Development It has been generally considered that there are four stages to puppy socialization.  However, according to Bradshaw, in his book “In Defence of Dogs – Why Our Dogs Need Our Understanding” there may be more periods of socialization, that go on for […]

Bringing your Labradoodle Puppy home..

Bringing your Labradoodle Puppy home..

Puppies first night home…   When you bring your puppy home for the first time…remember to first introduce them to the front yard to see if they have to go potty after the drive. This is also a great common ground place to introduce them to your other dogs if you have them. Once you bring […]

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 […]

How to make your own Puppy Pen with PVC Pipes

How to make your own Puppy Pen with PVC Pipes

How to make your own Puppy Pen out of PVC Pipes! Source:  Michele Clay Oak Hill, Florida This Portable Pet Enclosure is designed for temporary containment, ideal for travel or hotel use. The one above was made by Roverpet.com but if your handy you can make your own! Puppies, left to their own devices WILL get into […]

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 […]

The Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test – How to Test Your Puppies Temperament

The Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test – How to Test Your Puppies Temperament

The Puppy Aptitude Test WHAT IS PUPPY APTITUDE TESTING? The Volhard “Puppy Aptitude Test or “PAT” was created by Joachim and Wendy Volhard as a way to test behavioral tendencies and predict what a puppy will be like as an adult also commonly called a “Puppy Temperament Test” or “Puppy Personality Test”.  The test is […]

Doorbell Excitement

Doorbell Excitement

Desensitizing Your Dog with the Doorbell When someone rings your doorbell, does it sound like World War III is starting at your house?  Most people’s dogs go crazy when the doorbell rings and they have a hard time controlling their dogs and the situation when people arrive. Crazy barking is a conditional response and therefore […]

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety.

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety.

Help your dog get over Separation Anxiety. Separation Anxiety in Dogs Separation Anxiety in Dogs is the second most common reason dogs are sent to a shelter. Unfortunately, some dogs never get out of the shelter, or have to be put to sleep because they are so scared of being alone, that they don’t become good household […]

New Puppy Printables – Helpful Links

New Puppy Printables – Helpful Links

Puppy Printables are PDF documents you can print and use to assist you with New Puppy Printables The Doodle Do – Groomer Instructions, Your Doodle Puppies, 1st Year Vaccine Schedule, Puppy Development, Before you get your Puppy, Puppy Socialization, Dog Training E-Book, Puppy Mouthing, Puppies and Cats, Puppy Aptitude Test, Ear Care, Born in a Puppy Mill, 7 day Potty Training Schedule, Housebreaking ...

How to Train Puppies to Stop Playbiting & Mouthing

How to Train Puppies to Stop Playbiting & Mouthing

Playbiting & Mouthiness Puppies explore their world and initiate interactions with their mouths. This is normal puppy behavior. When puppies play, they bite one another. If a play bite is too hard, one of the puppies will yelp and stop playing. This teaches the rough puppy to inhibit his bite if he wants play to continue. We […]