Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics

I really wish I had a paparazzi film crew that would follow me around and get those darn moments I miss, on film. It’s too hard to video and deal with a crazy puppy, plus another dog all at the same time, so you will have to bear with my colourful re-enactment by the writtenContinue reading “Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics”

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”

Do Not Get A Puppy If …

My younger sister works in a vet clinic. They had someone (and I use that term very loosely) bring in a 16 week old puppy who was vomiting and would not eat. After examination, the doctor felt that there were “items” in the abdomen, so suspected that he ingested something that he shouldn’t have, andContinue reading “Do Not Get A Puppy If …”

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”

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”

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?”