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Follow The Lure

A fun, easy and enjoyable way to teach puppies how to learn is to introduce them to following a food lure. Food is by far, the easiest way to teach new concepts to your puppy like sit, down, stay, place, heel etc. But puppies don’t all come knowing how to follow that lure, or even,Continue reading “Follow The Lure”

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Occupy Your Puppy

We love these treat dispensing balls for some entertainment. You can use treats or feed a meal with them. They provide mental as well as physical stimulation, teaching your puppy problem solving skills, how to use their nose and can even entice picky dogs to eat. These are great, in addition to other exercise, duringContinue reading “Occupy Your Puppy”

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Simple Exercises in Self Control for Puppies

A dog with self control is an easy dog to live with. A dog with self control doesn’t steal your belongings, doesn’t bark or whine for attention, doesn’t become a demanding mess and doesn’t require 24/7 supervision. However, puppies do not come fully programmed with self control. Of course some puppies are hardwired with moreContinue reading “Simple Exercises in Self Control for Puppies”

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Puppy Equipment Help

We all need to teach our puppies to accept leashes, collars, jackets, harnesses and other items that we may have to incorporate into their daily routine. Often time people struggle with these because the puppy’s focus is on the equipment, fixating on it, and worrying about it. It can make leash training, collar introduction etc.Continue reading “Puppy Equipment Help”

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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”

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?”

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”

Dogs Aren’t Born Knowing Our Language – Dog Training Milton

No matter how well your dog reads you, how well your puppy responds to you, how in sync you are together, dogs are not born knowing the human language. Dogs do not come pre-programmed to respond to English, French, Japanese, German or whatever your native language is. They come pre-programmed to speak dog, and dogContinue reading “Dogs Aren’t Born Knowing Our Language – Dog Training Milton”

Smart Puppy Essentials Skillz 0.5 – Puppy Training in Milton Ontario

We feel that young puppies learn best in their own comfortable home environment. Through our years of training we have noted that puppy classes offer little in the way of retained training. Yes, it offers the social aspect, but that’s fairly easy to do from home, and our opinion on socialization differs from the mainContinue reading “Smart Puppy Essentials Skillz 0.5 – Puppy Training in Milton Ontario”


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