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Positive Introductions to a New Pet

By Shoshi Parks
There’s no bad time to consider adding a four-legged friend to your family. Adding a new pet to your family is a joyous event, but truth be told, it is not always easy.…

Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Coming when called, also called a recall, is a crucial skill to teach your dog. With a good recall, your dog can avoid dangerous situations, be called away from places…

5 Stages of Owning A Puppy

There are a lot of feelings involved with being a new puppy owner – we think there are five of them. While everyone’s “I-just-got-a-dog” journey is unique, if you’ve ever…

How to Stop Your Puppy from Jumping

By Steve Dale
It seems so cute: Granny comes over to the house to meet puppy for the first time, and puppy is a little jumping machine. Everyone laughs, puppy gets attention, it’s…

6 Steps to Housetrain Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
If you ask certified professional dog trainer Yvonne Feeney: You can absolutely house-train any dog. Dogs do well living with us side-by-side in our homes for a long list of…

Learning the Leash

By Steve Dale
When it comes to walking on a leash, you need to begin with baby steps – literally. “Puppies are not born understanding how to walk on a leash,” says dog…

Crate Training Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
Most puppies should be crate trained for three reasons: Crate training keeps your puppy and your possessions safe. A puppy in a crate won’t chew on wires or get into…

It’s Time – Train Your Dog!

By Laura DeMaio Roy
January is National Train Your Dog month! Winter is a great time to start training or get back to training your dog. Colder temperatures often mean being stuck inside, which…