Puppies

Puppy Socialization

  Socialization means more than just letting your puppy meet people and other dogs. It means introducing your puppy to new sights, smells, sounds, and experiences each and every day BEFORE your puppy is 20 weeks old. It is a crucial step to raising a dog and one that should not be skipped! Let your puppy explore new textures, floorings,…

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Developmental Puppy Stages

Developmental Puppy Stages

Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age. Early and adequate socialization and programs of positive training can go a long way to preventing behavior problems and improving bonding between humans and dogs.   In reality, a dog’s behavior and temperament are always in a state of flux, or…

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5 Tips For New Puppy Owners

5 Tips For New Puppy Owners

Tips to raising a happy, well-adjusted puppy 1.  Set Boundaries with Crate Training Puppies are full of energy and spunk and often new puppy owners feel it’s beneficial to allow puppies to have a lot of free time to run around and have fun. While this isn’t harmful it’s important to set boundaries early and limit freedom. Setting boundaries and…

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When Should I Start Training My Puppy?

When Should I Start Training My Puppy?
13 Mar

When is the Best Time to Start Puppy Training? Some people think that puppies are too young to train. The truth is that puppies are learning all the time, whether or not we are purposefully teaching them.  Only without guidance, they learn the wrong things, often with disastrous results. One study concluded that nearly 64% of all dogs obtained as…

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