• HOW TO GET YOUR DOG USED TO WEARING A COLLAR AND LEASH & WHICH LEASHES ARE BEST

    HOW TO GET YOUR DOG USED TO WEARING A COLLAR AND LEASH When you first get a new puppy, you can not expect the dog to be used to walking on a leash or even having a collar on. It should be done in a step by step process. If you force the dog to try and walk then they will fear the collar and that can cause problems for the future. First thing you need to do is put the collar on the dog. Even if they are scratching at their neck, it is totally normal because they are not used to having something …

  • Housebreaking a Puppy or Dog

    If you are planning on getting a puppy, you should learn how to housebreak him or her before you bring them home. You will save yourself so much added stress in your life. There are some important points to successful training and a strategic approach must be taken if you want to have a successful housebreaking experience. You, as the owner, will eliminate many messes from the dog urinating or defecating all over the house by confining your dog to either a crate, playpen or a smaller room for c…

  • How Dogs Learn

    How Dogs Learn: Dogs are creatures of habit. They learn through repetition and consistency, (doing it the same way every time). Dogs are social animals and they see you as their pack or family. They do not want to be excluded from everything that is going on with the family. A properly trained dog can be communicated with just as a human family member. It takes practice and repetition. When training your dog always remember that dogs don’t learn sentences. They learn one word commands by t…