Bob Wharton has been a professional dog trainer with Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center for three years. He enjoys teaching the Puppy Preschool and Proper Petiquette small group training classes. His life-long passion for working with dogs started with training family dogs throughout the years. “Puppies and younger dogs want to learn and…

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Congratulations! Whether this is your first puppy or you’ve done this before, caring for a puppy includes helping your pet adjust to family life and establishing a foundation of care for a long and healthy life. VACCINATIONS Vaccinations protect your pets from serious infections and diseases as well as promote wellness throughout the pet community by avoiding…

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training a puppy

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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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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real life training for dogs

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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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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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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