Puppy Socialization Period

2016-11-01T10:15:54+00:00

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 [...]

Puppy Socialization Period 2016-11-01T10:15:54+00:00

Puppy Development – Another Fear Imprint Period

2013-08-25T00:55:12+00:00

  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 Period 2013-08-25T00:55:12+00:00

A Pet’s 10 Commandments

2016-05-08T20:14:42+00:00

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 Commandments 2016-05-08T20:14:42+00:00

Good Games and Bad Games for puppies

2013-07-02T15:32:55+00:00

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 puppies 2013-07-02T15:32:55+00:00

Housebreaking Your New Puppy

2013-07-02T15:27:42+00:00

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 Puppy 2013-07-02T15:27:42+00:00