Consistency Crucial for Puppy Training

Good Dogs! (03-21-2016) #6051: Lise talks about “starting off on the right foot” with a puppy or new adopted dog and how every family member has to be on board and consistently communicate what they want from the dog. Her advice to Tracie about managing the overly exuberant greetings she gets from her girls when […]

Secrets of Dog Training: Baiting the “Bait Bag”

Secrets of Dog Training: Baiting the “Bait Bag” With the arrival in my life of Maisie, the gorgeous Blue Weimaraner we recently drove up from Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue in Virginia Beach — I find myself thrust back into the world of dog training. I have to teach basic manners and build reliable communication and response […]

Puppy Training means Crate training — It Makes it Easy Peasy

Puppy training means Crate training — It Makes it Easy Peasy Diane in New Richmond, Ohio wrote to ask for my insight into her puppy’s house training problem, saying: “We are at our wits’ end. My husband is about ready to put an ad in the paper! I need to stop this before it gets […]

Puppy Crate Training — Look On The Positive Side!

Six Ways to Create Positive Associations with the Crate. 1) Put a Halo Liv-a-Little treat into the middle of the crate and say “In your house” in a high cheery voice to train her to go in happily. 2) Give the puppy lots of praise for going in the crate. Never put the pup in […]

Puppy Crate Training — How Long Can She Hold It?

The first thing to know about house training a puppy is that she does not physically have control over her muscles of elimination before she reaches four months of age. However, that is a general rule of thumb and puppies do vary in the development of their self-control so you have to watch your little […]

More Advice For Training A Puppy To Like Her Crate

Seven Tips to Make the Crate More Welcoming 1) Wrap a hot-water bottle with a big towel. Warmth can feel cozy and like the litter she recently left. 2) When you first get your puppy, make sure you ask for a piece of bedding she as on with her Mom and litter-mates so you can […]

Puppy Crate Training Advice: First Prepare Crate for Smooth Arrival

First off, adjust your own thinking so that you do not view a crate as “puppy jail” and feel sorry for the puppy being in a crate. Part of learning how to train a puppy is understanding her point of view: she feels protected in the crate, it is her own special place. It’s essential […]

Puppy Training Tips: 4 Ways To Know If A Puppy Needs To Go

Once your puppy is past a few months old and doesn’t need to be picked up and placed outdoors immediately after eating, you still need to be super alert to any signs that the puppy may need to go potty at times other than right after mealtimes. House training a puppy is a whole lot […]

Things To Do While Getting To Know Your Puppy

Don’t start off the relationship by being tough and critical. Harsh discipline has no place here; you’re a teacher, not a cop. The pup has to feel he is a member of the family. Affection first, rules later. Establish a loving bond, and trust will come from the sense of security he gets. Sound Levels […]

Picking A Puppy: Part 6: The First Vet Visit, Sneak Peek: Raising A Great Puppy

Did you miss the previous installments? Picking a Puppy, Part 1: Timing & Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 2: Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl Picking a Puppy, Part 3: Personality Testing Picking a Puppy, Part 4: Buying Long Distance, Socialization Picking a Puppy, Part […]