Crate Training

Crate Training for Housebreaking and a Safe Space

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Many years ago when I got one of my dogs, someone suggested using a crate for potty training. I thought that was the most horrendous and cruel thing. Why would I want to confine my dog when he could be with me? He should be able to have the…
The Optimal Dog Training Formula

The Optimal Dog Training Formula

Have you seen all of these great training videos and tv shows about training dogs? It seems so easy! You think to yourself, “Why can’t my dog learn that fast? What am I doing wrong?” The truth is, it doesn’t always happen that fast.…
The Importance of Teaching Your Dog Basic Skills

The Importance of Teaching Your Dog Basic Skills

A solid foundation for your dog begins with the basics. Knowing Basic Skills has several advantages: Your dog develops good manners through learning basic skills. Your dog must learn the basic skills before learning more complex skills. …
How to Prepare Your Home for a New Dog

How to Prepare Your Home for a New Dog

Are you thinking about getting a new dog? Maybe you're just beginning your journey to doggy parenthood. You want to prepare for the good and the not so good of being a new dog parent. There are a few preparations to make before bringing your…
Puppy in Santa Hat

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Dog

Thinking about adding a new dog to your family? A dog is a permanent commitment. This new addition should be considered as much a member of your family as the humans. For this reason, it is important to choose a dog that fits your family’s…
Shepherd with Toy

7 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Canine Companion

  Before you Christmas shop for your dog, make sure you get a gift that will delight your dog for a long time. Your dog has needs unlike humans. Let me explain. Say that all your life, you have had a dream to be a singer or songwriter.…