Teaching Your Puppy Not to Jump When Greeting


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 [...]

Teaching Your Puppy Not to Jump When Greeting2020-05-28T16:52:15-06:00

Puppy Socialization Period


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 [...]

Puppy Socialization Period2019-09-26T23:12:58-06:00

Puppy Development – Another Fear Imprint Period


  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 [...]

Puppy Development – Another Fear Imprint Period2013-08-25T00:55:12-06:00

A Pet’s 10 Commandments


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 [...]

A Pet’s 10 Commandments2016-05-08T20:14:42-06:00

Good Games and Bad Games for puppies


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 [...]

Good Games and Bad Games for puppies2013-07-02T15:32:55-06:00

Housebreaking Your New Puppy


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 [...]

Housebreaking Your New Puppy2013-07-02T15:27:42-06:00