Time To Get Social!

The theme of this blog post is new experiences! It isn’t possible to socialize your puppy to everything he’ll encounter in his adult life. What you can do is teach him this lesson: “An interaction with something new usually has a good outcome”. Learning...

Parvo vs. Aggression

I was working with new clients the other day. A really nice family with a very high energy puppy! When we started talking about exercise, walks in particular, I was told that their vet advised them not to take the puppy out of the house until 2 weeks after finishing...

Home Alone

Puppies are programmed to seek out social connections for safety and comfort. Spending time alone is something that is naturally foreign to them, and that they probably did not experienced in early puppyhood while they were with their mother and littermates. However,...

Turn Plan “B” into Plan “A”!

Dogs, and puppies in particular, come hardwired for a variety of activities. These include eating, sleeping, pooping, peeing, jumping, play biting, chasing, and chewing. Some of these behaviors can be quite annoying and don’t fit in well in the human world. I’m often...