Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy

Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy

Getting a new puppy can be exciting, but you need to be ready with the responsibilities attached to adopting one. They might be cute and fluffy, but you have to deal with their mess. That’s why, especially if you are going to make it an indoor pet, you need to potty train … Read more

Puppy Training: Housetraining and Training Against Chewing and Biting

If you’re adopting a new pup to your family, or if it’s your first time to get a puppy, you will encounter some behavior problems that are common to young dogs. Just like human babies, taking care of puppies will take effort, patience, and understanding. Inappropriate elimination, biting and chewing are among … Read more

Tips to Teach Your Dog Not to Jump on People

Tips to Teach Your Dog Not to Jump on People

Puppies and dogs like to jump on people as a way of greeting. It’s their way of saying “Hello,” or “I’m so glad you’re home!” When your pet is still a little puppy, its jumping can be too cute to resist. In fact, you might love it as it makes you feel … Read more

Watching Your Puppy Has A Neurological Effect

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Japanese scientist and researcher have made a very interesting research conclusion that is taking the advertising industry by storm. The research was conducted in several parts all suggesting that watching a cute puppy can enhance one’s maternal instinct, improve focus, improve mindfulness and activate love hormones. Watching your dog activates your parental … Read more

How to teach your dog to track

How to teach your dog to track

We all love our dogs know how to do special things like going around, to bring us the newspaper or to seek us things. The latter, although the action track is something innate in animals, it is not easy to teach a dog to crawl just what we want and we bring.

It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. In this post we will give you some tips so you wake up that instinct might be asleep.

How to awaken the instinct to crawl into a dog

Teach our dog track is much more than bragging to our friends, it is to awaken an innate sense that can probably be asleep. It is important for their development and socialization to carry out their instincts.

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Looking for a place free of odors

To start training a dog track in action is important that we seek a place other than tracking. Looking not be many odors and have not been many animals out there.

As you learn it, you know how to differentiate the smell that wants to track everyone else. But meanwhile, must begin in this way. Of course, select an outdoor area, because at home will be difficult to find something.

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How to teach a dog to cross the street

How to teach a dog to cross the street

Most dogs go crazy to go outside. Although we can always do something to keep his composure a bit, when it comes to cross the street, things get complicated. They want to run and jump on cars without thinking about what might happen. It is obvious that they do not think. Hence … Read more

How to train your dog at home

How to train your dog at home

We are well known for being a nation of dog lovers, but even the most patient amongst us are prone to lose patience when our best friend crosses the line. The key to enjoying your dog is to set limits so you know who the boss is. In a word: obedience. An … Read more

The Story of Thunder: Our Guide Dog Puppy in Training

The Story of Thunder: Our Guide Dog Puppy in Training

Once, there was an adorable German shepherd puppy named Thunder, whom we have taken care of. Thunder was a guide dog in training to help blind people. By the way, we are what you call Puppy Raisers: we are volunteers whose job is to take a puppy into our homes when they … Read more

Dog Training Tips

Dog Training Tips

Training and housetraining your dog is sometimes a difficult task. At The Puppy Place, we have developed these basic guidelines for housetraining and training your dog against problem chewing and biting.

Housetraining Your Dog

In general, a dog will not soil the area it lays in. Therefore, if they are confined to a small area (for training purposes) they will not use it as a restroom. Instead, they will wait until you take them outside.

The best way to confine your dog for this purpose is to place them in a crate, Kennel cab or puppy exercise pen for 2 to 4 hours at a time. After the time is up, take your dog outside to relieve itself.

When your dog relieves itself in the proper place, reward him/her! A freeze-dried liver treat is ideal because it’s odorless, light, and most dogs enjoy them. This pattern of rewards for correct behavior should be followed for 2 to 4 weeks, after which your dog should be housetrained.

No Biting

no bitingThank You / Take It teaches a dog to gently take an object and release it when told. We like Thank You as a polite variation of the Let Go command, but telling your dog to “drop” or “give” would work as well. Whichever command you choose, using it consistently is the key.

Show Fido the toy, wiggle it, and then say “Take it.” Hand him one end while you’re holding the other. Hang on while Fido plays for a moment, then say “Thank you” and remove it from his mouth.

Teach the release by saying “Thank you” and touching the side of Fido’s tongue. There’s a gap behind the fangs, where the tongue is visible even with the teeth closed. Most dogs will release a toy when you touch the side of the tongue there. (For those who won’t release, hold a tasty treat off to the side so the dog must release the toy to get the yummy.)

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