For many dog lovers, the hardest decision isn't whether or not to get a puppy, it's where to get the puppy from. Should you buy from a breeder and bring home the perfect puppy, or adopt from the local shelter and save a life? There's a lot of arguments for and against both sides. Breeding … Continue reading To Buy or To Adopt?
I recently worked with a client who could not get her two puppies potty trained. She did all the right things: taking them out often after naps, crate time, playing; rewarding them when they went; restricting their area to a small space. But still, the dogs went wherever and whenever. Potty training is actually one of … Continue reading The Fundamentals of Potty Training
Clients often come to us with behavioral problems like barking out the window or jumping on guests. And they’re often surprised when we recommend a basic obedience training. They ask, “How will teaching “sit” fix this?” First of all, basic training establishes simple cues like Sit, Down, Leave It, Come Here, and Place (going to his bed … Continue reading Help, My Dog Jumps on My Guests!