Dodge the Doggy Doldrums

Saint Bernard puppy looking bored

There is an excitement and optimism surrounding newness. In contrast, we come to enjoy a shorthand and unspoken understanding with what is established. Puppies are a fresh start, like the first day of a new healthy routine or a new piece of furniture we plan on keeping spotless. I’ve got a Vitamix that I love… View Article

Can your puppy handle it?

Here a puppy is lying on a mat. This is the puppy handling station where you will do the work.

My mom has a love affair with Pomeranians. She has had poms for years. She has shown them in both obedience and confirmation and enjoyed the grooming and training required when competing with these lively little dogs. Pomeranians require a lot of brushing and scissoring. Never one comfortable not understanding ‘the details’, (she’s one of… View Article

3 Tips To Take Your Socialization Strategy from Blah to Brilliant

What Does It All Mean? It seems like most folks have a vague idea about what socialization is. More people are enrolling in puppy class and this is a great thing. But what is it really and why does it matter? What does it mean specifically for a new puppy person and the dog now… View Article

Food For Thought

What Goes With What? If you have dinner parties and get excited about pairing wine with different courses you will appreciate this analogy. To my mind pairing treats with puppy life requires the same consideration. From making a good impression when introducing your pup to the nail trimmers, to a smooth and effective training session,… View Article

6 Tips That Will Help You Calm Your Puppy Down

Find The Puppy Om A new puppy does brings lots of fun and excitement. Along with that adorable bundle of joy also comes their natural puppy behaviors that can quickly get overwhelming for folks without a game plan and some know-how. Do you have a new puppy? Are you struggling with your puppy biting, jumping… View Article