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Play and Learn Dog Training: Eddie’s Story

A play and learn dog training program provides the right balance of playing, learning obedience skills and socializing that suits the energy of a puppy. This is the story of Eddie and his mom… Eddie is an active golden doodle puppy who loves to learn. His forever mom, Segan, never raised a puppy so the…

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Training a Puppy: Fifi’s Story

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Fifi was everything you’d expect from a 4-month old Shih Tzu-mix puppy—super cute, energetic, nippy…and a “bit of a wild child” according to her mom. So where do you begin with training a super-charged puppy that bites everything that moves, pulls on a lead, and goes potty everywhere but outside? “It felt like Fifi was…

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Training Directs Playful Energy into Good Manners

Toby is still an exuberant, playful dog but now he demonstrates good manners and obedience skills thanks to a professional dog training program. Recently retired and with more time to devote to a pet, Linda and Rob wanted to adopt a puppy. They were in search of a mild-mannered dog breed with a sweet disposition…

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Tips for Socializing a Puppy

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Training a puppy starts long before you arrive at an obedience class. Besides potty training and setting boundaries at home, early training should include plenty of socialization and new situations for your puppy to experience around the home and away from home. The first time your puppy hears a doorbell ring or a loud garbage…

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5 Myths about Training a Puppy

1) Puppies will be puppies Puppies chew on everything and get themselves into a bunch of trouble the moment you look away. They don’t know any better—yet. Training starts as soon as you bring your new puppy home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors,…

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5 Ways Dogs Can Help at Home

5 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Help Around the House* *Article written by Ash found on www.simplyfordogs.com I love having Janice and Leroy with me when I’m trying to get my house up to a normal person’s standards. I’ve often thought, though, that it would be really nice if they could pitch in and…

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Dog Training Spotlight: Bugsy Wants to Be a Therapy Dog

Dog Training Spotlight: Bugsy wants to be a therapy dog, and now he’s one step closer to his dream job! Bugsy is an 18-month-old, 7 pound Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier mix) rescue pup. He happily visits residents of area personal care and memory care communities with his mom Robin, so his career choice is…

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Puppy Training Starts with Good Social Skills

Puppy training starts as soon as you bring your new pet home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors, and creates a positive environment for a lifetime of friendship and learning. Providing your puppy with loving attention, proper veterinary care, leadership, and new people to meet will prepare him…

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Group Dog Training Classes Done Right

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Group dog training classes offer convenience and value. There’s no doubt that professional training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the family, so it’s important to find a program that best fits your schedule and budget. Private training is a highly-individualized experience, but a small group that’s guided by a trainer offers professionally designed…

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