How do you teach your puppy about the world outside when many of us are staying isolated in our homes? Your puppy’s first year—and the first four months in particular—are incredibly important in shaping how they will cope with new sights, sounds, and situations throughout their life. One of the most
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As we discussed in our Introduction to Cooperative Care , this training concept involves training your dog not to just tolerate handling, grooming, and other husbandry procedures, but to empower them to be an active and willing participant in these experiences. The concept of cooperative care has b
Your puppy is fully potty trained and come to you most of the time when he's called. She is sweet and pays attention when you need her to. So you should give them more freedom, right? NO! Your dog is very smart, at this stage they are building confidence and figuring out the rules of the house. Th
Puppies are squishy and cute. They have an irresistible puppy smell. They are instant happiness. On the other hand, puppies need boundaries, constant supervision, they can't concentrate on anything for more than a minute or so, and they need to pee every few hours. Even if you're prepared, raising
Most times dogs display unwanted behaviors because of an emotional need or distress, boredom, lack of knowledge or as a way to get what they want. Consider why your dog is behaving in the way he is by looking at the behavior ABC's. Don't look at a dog as good or bad, consider a behavior as wanted or
How do we start? How long should it take? Is my puppy peeing behind the sofa just to spite me? Puppy potty training… we’ve all been there (or, if you’re reading this as you prepare for a puppy you’ll be there soon!). It’s not always easy, and how to start can be confusing. In today’s blog post we’ll
It’s hot out there! This week’s heat wave has forced many of us back indoors (as if we weren’t spending enough time in the house already…) and has made afternoon walks and trips to the park a bit less appealing. If you’re looking for ways to release some of your dog’s pent-up energy, encourage them
The health and safety of you and your dogs is always our top priority. Many areas of our country are seeing a surge in Covid cases, and in response to these trends we have decided to tighten up our pick-up and drop-off procedures for the in-center services that we are currently offering. Dog or Pup