It can be very difficult to "unteach" bad behavior. If you want your puppy to appropriately greet guests, it is best to teach your puppy what is expected of him when he is greeting people. One method is to teach your puppy to sit-stay when you return home and only then do you reward your [...]
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This FYI is not meant to scare you, but to make you aware of a growing disease that can affect humans and animals. It can be carried in the urine of other animals and inhaled by your dog. It is also transferrable to humans. All dogs in training should be kept current, and we are [...]
Puppy Socialization Period To successfully raise a well-mannered, well socialized and confident puppy, you must understand how puppies develop and why they behave as they do so you can communicate with your puppy at their level. It is believed that during the first four months of a puppy's life, all the basic behavior patterns [...]
Reserve Your Red Rock Doodle Today The day you bring your puppy home will undoubtedly be filled with excitement and anticipation! Preparing carefully before you bring your puppy home will result in a more relaxed atmosphere for both you and your puppy. Puppy proofing your home and the yard where your puppy will [...]
The first researchers to write about puppy development were John Scott and J. L. Fuller in the forties, fifties and sixties. Clarence Pfaffenberger, with his book New Knowledge of Dog Behaviour, made these stages known to dog fanciers. He was followed by Jack and Wendy Volhard, who are better known for their temperament tests [...]
Dogs need exercise for their physical health and mental well-being. Each dog has different exercise needs, but Labradoodles generally need an hour of physical activity every day. Good options include running, playing a good game of fetch, taking a long walk, or jogging or biking with your dog. Exercise paramount for your dog's health, but [...]
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You [...]
Games can be a fun way to teach leadership and control to your puppy. All games will provide lessons for your puppy. There are good games and there are bad games - it is important to know the difference. Enjoy these tips from world-renowned dog trainer and behaviorist John Rogerson. Bad game: "Catch me if [...]
Puppies explore the world with their mouths and teeth. Providing them with appropriate puppy chew toys will keep your shoes, rugs and wood furniture intact, not to mention your hands and limbs. I will never forget the time I returned home to find the entire side of a brand new couch in shreds! This kind of destructive [...]
The key to success when housebreaking your new puppy is timing and paying attention to the cues your puppy is giving you. As far as timing is concerned, take your puppy outside immediately after eating, upon awakening or after playing. Initially taking your puppy outside for business every 2 hours will help avoid mistakes inside [...]