5 Ways You May Be Stressing Out Your Puppy

1. Not providing enough structure. Structure in the form of a crate, exercise pen, baby-gate or leash is a must for a new puppy. You can not expect him to make the ‘right’ choices until teaching him what they look like. That is way too much responsibility to pile on a pup. Too much freedom… View Article

Socialization Deconstructed

  “I’m So Confused” There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the term socialization and what it means for a puppy. The term comes from the description of specific stages of canine development. A pup goes through two socialization periods. In the primary socialization period they learn how to be a dog, in the… View Article

Count Down to Puppy – Part 3 of 3

A New Life Together This final instalment of our series we’ll get you ready for the car ride home and walk you through what to expect in the early days. We will provide links that show fun things to do. It is important to do these exercises with your puppy, as they learn best before… View Article

Count Down to Puppy – Part 2 of 3

It Takes a Village Part two of our series is designed to help you build the support group that you will need when you bring your pup home. Find a Low Stress, Fear Free Vet Why is this important? Imagine a scenario where you are working diligently to raise a relaxed, confident dog. Then you… View Article

Count Down to Puppy – Part 1 of 3

Pre Puppy Preparation New puppy on the way! Yahoo! You are probably feeling excitement mixed with some nervousness. This is completely natural. This three part series will help you organize your pre-puppy preparation, resources and support system. It will also help you navigate your pup’s homecoming and your first week together. Toys, Treats and Supplies… View Article