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House Breaking 101: Pup’s First Few Weeks

By |2022-03-20T01:52:33-07:00May 9th, 2014|Blog, House Breaking, Puppies|

Here is a quick primer on house breaking.  There's a sample schedule at the end to give you a framework to follow in your puppy’s daily schedule. House Breaking Overview When starting out in your house breaking plan,  your 8-9 week old puppy will not be able to hold their bladder through an entire 8 hour period [...]

Crate Training 101

By |2023-04-10T07:53:46-07:00January 12th, 2017|Training|

Why Use a Crate? Crate training a dog taps into a dog’s instincts as a den animal. The notion is that the crate becomes your dog’s “den” and allows him to have a place to take refuge, relax, and sleep.  Due to this “den” effect, crates can be used effectively to assist in house [...]

House Breaking 201: Teaching Your Dog to “Ask” to Go Out

By |2021-11-08T02:18:27-08:00July 10th, 2014|House Breaking|

THE PREREQUISITE First, read my “house breaking 101” article and follow those protocols for a few weeks. If you’ve done that, you’re probably ready to move on to finishing the house breaking process and teach you’re pup to “ask” to go outside every time.  While it”s tempting to skip steps in the learning process, be [...]


By |2017-07-30T21:06:05-07:00March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many people describe to us that the first few days (and particularly nights) at home with a new pup are difficultfor the whole family (pup included). Your puppy has likely been with litter mates and mom 24/7, and has been used to a certain schedule and surroundings, while whelping. There will be a little transition [...]

How to Choose a Name for Your Puppy

By |2017-07-30T21:06:12-07:00July 13th, 2015|Puppies, Tips|

Picking a name for your puppy can be tricky! You want to choose a name that’s creative, fits your dog well, and is easy for your dog to pick up on. How do you do that? Here are a few tips to help you understand how dogs perceive names and sounds and to give you [...]