Don’t Let Crazy Work

Crazy shouldn’t work ever for puppies … but it does. And why does it? Because we accidentally reward it. An example is a puppy gets excited, squirms and squeals in your arms, bites a bit and you put her down. This is what the puppy wanted, they wanted out of your restraint, therefore we rewardedContinue reading “Don’t Let Crazy Work”

Things To Occupy Your Puppy

Borrowed this from a breeder, and love it! For drivey puppies who like to tug, this can satisfy urges without involving your hands. Should be played only under supervision (considering the hanging rope), but if you’re working in the same room, an awesome idea for a few minutes of fun for your puppy (or adultContinue reading “Things To Occupy Your Puppy”

Do You Act Like A Toy To Your Puppy?

A big reason why children get nipped and bit by their puppies is because their movements and mannerisms can look and act very similar to a toy, a game or another puppy. What do I mean by that? Dangling hands and feet, fast moving appendages, squeeking, squeeling, running, basically all the things young children doContinue reading “Do You Act Like A Toy To Your Puppy?”

Puppy Play

How we play with puppies can either set us up for success or set us up for failure in all aspects of puppy raising. Often times it’s a certain type of play with puppies that teaches them biting, jumping, scratching and over the top “crazy” behaviour is ok. Certain types of play teaches our puppiesContinue reading “Puppy Play”

Should You Get A Puppy?

With the significantly large number of people who have purchased puppies over the past few months, we felt it important to put together some free tips to help those who might be struggling. We will be posting some quick videos over the next little while In regards to the more common “puppy problems” that familiesContinue reading “Should You Get A Puppy?”

Does Class Time Equal Play Time?

Those whom have taken our classes know that we are pretty strict on our rules that dogs are not to meet or play during, right before, or right after class time, and there is good reason for this. First off, unfortunately, we are never more exciting to our dogs, than the dogs standing next toContinue reading “Does Class Time Equal Play Time?”

Accidents in the house, is it a house training issue?

I felt it important to write a quick piece on accidents in the house that are not actually house training issues. I have seen these come up multiple times, and it’s critical to treat these most prevalent ones different than a house training issue. The first, and in my opinion, more important one, is dogsContinue reading “Accidents in the house, is it a house training issue?”

Crate Training Tips

With the return to school coming up, and the return to work for some, there is a rush to get puppies and dogs happily crate trained before the house will be left empty for a few hours. It is especially prevalent in these COVID times, where many puppies were acquired over the last 5-6 months,Continue reading “Crate Training Tips”

Keep Your Puppies Safe

There is a time in a young puppy’s life where the most important thing in the world is to follow their new owners around. It’s cute, it’s wonderful to think that these creatures are so bonded to us immediately … but it’s also a short phase for most pups, and can be deceiving. Witnessing anContinue reading “Keep Your Puppies Safe”

Don’t Let Them

I often find people listing off the issues that they are having with their dogs, but not understanding why they are happening, even though the base of the issues is fairly obvious. Of course, we as trainers are here to help them understand and break down any issues, but sorting these truly does, many times,Continue reading “Don’t Let Them”