In episode 23, I answer a question from a listener about how to stop your dog from pulling when practicing loose leash walking around high level distractions. In the puppy section, I go through how to use posture to teach your puppy to settle more consistently when you greet your puppy or let them out [...]
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The Dog's Way Puppy Course For puppies 8 weeks to 7 months old The Puppy course is different from “The Dog’s Way DVD Training Course – for dog’s over 7 months old”, for two reasons: First, we use some different training techniques with young puppies Second, we cover different issues [...]
SESSION 5: House breaking for puppies and preparing your dog to be better behaved during holiday parties.
In this session of the podcast, I follow up on homework from session 4. We’ll answer a listener email about house breaking with puppies and then we go through a game plan to prepare your dog to be better behaved during parties. In this session: EMAIL BAG SECTION: Front [...]
I can’t tell you how many clients, soon after adopting a dog from their local shelter, have said to me, “he was so great the first couple of weeks, and then all these behaviors started to show up”. In most cases, there is a “honey moon phase” with a new dog in your home. While [...]
THE PREREQUISITE First, read my “house breaking 101” article and follow those protocols for a few weeks. If you’ve done that, you’re probably ready to move on to finishing the house breaking process and teach you’re pup to “ask” to go outside every time. While it”s tempting to skip steps in the learning process, be [...]
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO DECREASE YOUR ANXIETY (about your dog’s anxiety) WHEN INDEPENDENCE DAY ROLLS AROUND This time of year, many dog owners tell us that behaviors like: jumping up on people, crowding them, slobbering on them, barking, incessantly licking them, hopping into laps, knocking things and people over, and even running off, [...]
Here is a quick primer on house breaking. There's a sample schedule at the end to give you a framework to follow in your puppy’s daily schedule. House Breaking Overview When starting out in your house breaking plan, your 8-9 week old puppy will not be able to hold their bladder through an entire 8 hour period [...]