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New Puppy For Christmas – Now What To Do?

January 3, 2021

Many people carefully consider their options and decide that the holiday season is a perfect time for a new puppy. This is often the most memorable gift for a child or a loved one. When it is planned out in advance, it is a wonderful option to add a new member to the family.  However,…

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Training Puppies During The COVID-19 Quarantine

November 10, 2020

  One of the wonderful things that have happened during the COVID-19 quarantine and shutdown is a focus on emptying shelters across the city and in the surrounding areas. This has also been a great time for families and individuals considering adding a puppy to their family to bring home their new pet and spend…

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Myth Busters About Puppy Socialization

March 9, 2020

There are, unfortunately, a lot of myths and misunderstandings about training dogs, with a lot of these myths around puppy socialization as well as actual obedience work with puppies of all ages.  Myth: Puppies are naturally friendly and socialized  It is true that puppies are naturally socialized with their littermates, mother, and the breeder or…

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Helping Your Dog Stay Active This Winter

January 20, 2020

For many people, going outdoors in the winter for long walks or playtime at the dog park is not a top priority. This is particularly true as the weather gets colder, and the snow and ice become more of an issue on sidewalks and roadways.  The winter is also a more difficult time for seniors…

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10 Puppy Products You Should Never Give Your New Dog

December 18, 2019

Many families brought a puppy into their home as a Christmas gift, and they take the time to research breeds, learn about the benefits of pet adoption, and consider all of their options before making a choice.  All of this research that goes into choosing the right puppy sometimes does not extend into checking out…

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Leadership in Dog Training

April 2, 2019

Most dog owners have heard a dog trainer, a friend that owns a dog, or even their vet talk about ensuring they are the pack leader in the eyes of their pet. This is sometimes called being the “alpha,” and it simply means being the person your dog sees as being in charge. Leadership is…

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Why Every Dog Can Use Additional Training

December 19, 2018

Anyone who has the pleasure of owning a dog knows that they have some very human-like tendencies. Dogs, just like anyone in the family, like to feel they are actively involved and engaged. This may trace back to the ancient pack behavior of the wolves that were ancestors of all domestic dogs from Great Danes…

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Managing Your Puppy's First Night At Home

January 2, 2018

Tips for Making Puppy’s First Night Less Stressful The first night in a new place with new people and surroundings is always the most challenging for a puppy. This is particularly true if the puppy has been kept with the mother and the littermates up until the time when you finally came to come and…

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