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The Pros and Cons of Puppy Training Classes

You’ve just brought home your adorable new puppy, and what happens?… He pees on your carpet… And starts chewing on your shoes. Time for puppy training classes? My answer is maybe— All dogs need some form of training in order to live happy, relaxed lives, but is Puppy School really the best answer? There are […]

Crate Training a New Puppy: Tips and Tools for Setting Up Your Pup

Today, I want to talk about a very useful tool when it comes to training your puppy—a crate. Even more important, I want to discuss how to set yourself up for effectively crate training a new puppy. To some people, a crate looks a bit like jail cell. However, most puppies and dogs (once they’re […]

Puppy Training Tips: How to Set Your New Puppy Up for Success

Bringing a new puppy home is one of the most exciting things in the world. And when it goes smoothly, it’s a wonderful experience. However, amongst this joy, it’s also very easy for things to go pear-shaped quickly if you don’t know what you’re doing. Especially if you’re a first-time puppy parent. I believe it’s […]

Dog Adoption: When Is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog?

If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged addition to your home, you may be asking yourself the following questions… “Should I get a puppy or should I rescue a dog?” “Do I need to get a puppy so I can form a better bond with him?” “How long does it take for a dog […]

What Training Dogs Has Taught Me about Parenting

Have you ever looked at your dog, then at your child, and thought to yourself, “I wonder how similar raising a children is to training a dog?” I have! In fact, after a decade of training over 3,000 dogs, owning 4 dogs, and having two human children of my own, I ended up writing a […]