Posts Tagged ‘puppy’

Puppy Nipping: A Plan to Stop It March 6, 2014 Comments Off

Puppy nipping is one of the most frustrating behaviors that new owners report. It hurts! But you’ll see a big reduction in puppy nipping in a short period just by getting some human cooperation. Let’s start by examining why your puppy is putting his mouth on things. I don’t like to spend a ton of […]

Puppy Kindergarten Training Class in Holbrook, MA: Now at a New Time! January 15, 2014 Comments Off

By popular request, we have changed the time of our Puppy Kindergarten group training class in Holbrook to 11AM on Saturdays! If you have a puppy between the ages of eight weeks and five months of age that needs training, come join us. Our Puppy Kindergarten class combines basic manners and obedience training (sit, down, come […]

Dog and Puppy Training Classes in Holbrook, MA January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Want your dog to learn something new this year? Our free dog training orientation class in Holbrook, MA is just for dog owners who want to know more about training dogs. About Our Dog Training Classes in Holbrook Meet our instructors, learn about our methods, and find out how our training program will improve your […]

How Can I Prevent My Puppy From Becoming Fearful of Thunderstorms? June 29, 2013 Comments Off

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ain’t that the truth! Owners who have lived with or known a dog that was terrified of fireworks or thunderstorms often as if there is any way to help make sure their new puppy doesn’t suffer the same fate. If you have a new puppy or […]

Puppies in Agility Classes June 4, 2013 1 Comment

Later this week, I’ll be launching my new dog agility training program with an Open House event that is open to all. I’m incredibly excited about this new endeavor and can’t wait to start teaching classes next week! I have been fielding a lot of questions about agility classes, particularly since I am offering a […]

Spark: Six Months Old December 28, 2012 Comments Off

Spark turned six months old on the 27th. Time flies! Here is a stacked picture of him just a day before his “half-birthday”. I bathed him on Christmas Eve and adjusted my drying technique to get his coat straighter. I’m not used to working with soft puppy coats – with Strata I could blow dry […]

Show Dog Skills: An Overview December 12, 2012 Comments Off

Last night I took Spark to his first ever breed handling class. We’ve been practicing our ring routine daily at home, and I wanted an opportunity to work him in an unfamiliar environment and around strange dogs to see how his skills would hold up. A variety of skills are necessary for a dog to […]

Creative Puppy Socialization November 26, 2011 Comments Off

Good puppy socialization requires a bit of creativity. In this post, I’ll give you some suggestions for getting your new addition “out and about” in the real world. Remember that when working with your puppy, your goal should always be exposure without overwhelming him. We want your puppy to experience novel things without getting scared […]

The Power of Peanut Butter November 22, 2011 Comments Off

What’s your favorite training tool? Dog trainers are always looking for the latest and greatest items to add to their bag of tricks. My answer can be found at any supermarket or convenience store: peanut butter! For Agility Dogs My passion for peanut butter began while attending agility classes with Tessie. She is a whiner, […]

Myth Busting: Puppy Socialization & Training November 3, 2011 Comments Off

Outdated information about training puppies is absolutely rampant, and as a professional dog trainer, few things are more frustrating to me than hearing bad advice about puppies. It is so critical that puppies get as much training and, more importantly, socialization as possible — and it needs to start as soon as your puppy comes […]