10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool In the Summer

10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool this Summer

Summers are toughest weather, for human and also for our pets. The intense heat can not only reduce appetite and desire to move, but can also have more serious consequences, such as the dreaded heat stroke. In this article, we are providing you with some tips to protect your dog from the … 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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Dog Food and Feeding Tips

Dog food and feeding tips

It’s hard to know what, how often and how much to feed your dog. Read on for answers to the most common feeding questions for dogs in general. The following pages have The Puppy Place’ answers to dog-specific feeding questions. When it comes to dog food and feeding tips, choosing the best … Read more

How Can I Get My Finicky Dog To Eat?


Of all naturally-driven or instinctive behaviors, eating food is obviously among the most important. Dogs normally do not have to learn how to eat—from the time they are born and are compelled to seek their mothers’ breast, they survive by seeking food. In pet dogs, however, eating behavior can be associated with … Read more



Begging at the table can be something your dog brought with him from his previous home, and it is understandably a behavior that some find unacceptable.

If you’re not used to having a wet nose poking at your leg under the table or, worse, a pair of deep brown eyes staring pitifully up at you as you enjoy your pasta, it is possible to change the begging habit. Let’s start with easy solutions and progress to those that may require more effort on your part.

The most foolproof solution is to restrict your dog from the kitchen or dining area during meals. A simple baby gate in the kitchen doorway will solve your problem, unless your dog has resorted to whining or barking at the dinner table. In addition, it may be helpful to feed your dog before you feed yourself, just in case the begging is actually driven by hunger. Many dogs probably don’t know the meaning of the word!

The longest-term solution is known as “extinction”: in order to extinguish a behavior (and begging is a good example) you must remove every trace of reinforcement or reward. In other words, not only must you stop giving your dog any food from the dinner table, you must also try to stop dropping any surprises onto the floor. (Wasn’t it Freud who suggested “there are no accidents”?) Although extinction takes longer than other methods for stopping an undesired behavior, it tends to endure, as long as reinforcement is no longer given.

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Modern Dog Training

Modern Dog Training

They say that dogs are a human’s best friend. They join us for walks, help us stay active by dragging us to play catch with them.They get really excited to see us when we come back home from a tiring day at work, they lick our faces and express their love very … Read more