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How to manage the chewing puppy syndrome

How to manage the chewing puppy syndrome

Puppies are so adorable, with their fuzzy little coat of fur, winsome eyes, natural curiosity, loving ways and playfulness. However, there is a caveat here. One of the down sides of this bundle of cuteness is that puppies absolutely love to chew. They’re pretty indiscriminate in their chewing object of choice.

Dog Dress Up – Is It Right?

Dog Dress Up – Is It Right?

As far as dog dressing up goes at my house it’s generally just a cowboy style bandana (or bow tie for birthdays and special occasions) and maybe a party hat or reindeer antlers at Christmas.

But dog dress up is big business these days. Not just owners buying their small dogs jakets and coats to keep them warm but Halloween costumes for dogs and dog fancy dress parties are the latest thing!

Puppy house training tips

Puppy house training tips

House training a puppy is very important for the well being of both the puppy and the owner. The number one reason that dogs are surrender to animal shelters is problems with inappropriate toilet behaviour, so it is easy to see why proper house training is such an important consideration.

Teaching your puppy proper socialization skills

Teaching your puppy proper socialization skills

Teaching a puppy or a dog proper socialization skills is vital to the safety of both your dog and other dogs and people with whom he comes into contact. A properly socialized dog is a happy dog, and a joy to be around for both humans and animals. A poorly socialized dog, or one with no socialization at all, is a danger to other animals, other people and even his own family.

House training your dog

House training your dog

House training is one of the most important elements of creating a well trained dog and trusted family member. Problems with house training and similar issues are the number one reason that dogs are surrendered to shelters, so properly house training your dog can literally save his or her life.

Train a puppy to accept the collar and lead

Train a puppy to accept the collar and lead

Walking on a collar and lead is an important skill that every dog must learn. Even the best trained dog should never be taken outside the home or yard without a sturdy collar and leash. Even if your dog is trained perfectly to go off lead, accidents and distractions do happen, and a collar, with proper identification attached, is the best way to be sure you will get your beloved companion back.