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Canine Enrichment: Puppy Meal Time

Canine Enrichment: Puppy Meal Time

Meal time isn't just a routine for your furry friend; it's an opportunity to provide your puppy with some engaging enrichment. Incorporating mental and physical stimulation during your puppy's meals not only adds excitement to their day but also contributes...

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A Guide to Driving with a New Puppy

A Guide to Driving with a New Puppy

Driving with your new puppy is a daunting task, but by following these tips you can have a pleasant traveling experience with minimal risk to your new baby.   I just returned from a 15 hour road trip with my new baby, Rise.  Over the years, I’ve learned some...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Potty Training Your New Puppy

One of the most common inquiries I receive as a dog trainer when someone brings home a new puppy is, "How do I go about potty training my puppy?" This is often followed by the question, "How long will it take for my puppy to be fully potty trained?" First, let's...

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Got a Puppy? Let’s Talk Socialization!

With the advent of puppy kindergarten classes, the topic of socialization became a hot one.  Based on the recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinarians started discussing socialization and encouraging their clients to attend puppy...

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5 Games to Teach Your New Puppy!

Puppies are so much fun, and they are such little sponges.  I LOVE working with puppies who soak up everything you teach them.  Plus, they are adorable!! It’s important to start training right away with your little cutie.  Puppy training isn’t a whole lot different...

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Canine Enrichment: Keep Your Dog’s Brain Happy!

Enrichment - such an important topic!  But what exactly is enrichment? Enrichment can mean a lot of things, but basically it refers to different ways to satisfy some of the needs of your dog.  By stimulating the dog mentally and physically, your dog will be less...

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Manage Your Puppy for a Happy Household

Did you recently get a new puppy, or are you planning on one soon?  Puppies are so much fun, but they are also a LOT of work.  Sometimes you wonder if you’ve brought a little velociraptor into your home as you survey the damage and destruction your innocent little...

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