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on Friday March 22nd, 2013 at 09:20 PM
If you have a new puppy, your hands and arms are likely covered in bite and scratch marks, and at least a few of your favorite sweaters have holes designed by sharp puppy teeth.
What can you do to keep your little shark from mouthing and biting all day long?
Here are a couple of effective strategies to get you started:
Let em bite. What? I thought this article was about getting my puppy to stop biting! It is, but bear with me: Your 2- to 5-month-old puppy is at an optimum age to learn bite...
on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Choosing which kind of and how many treats, or food rewards, to bring to a dog training class is one of the most important factors in your training success during class time. Choosing the right treat can mean the difference between a Wow! training session and one where you struggle to hold your dogs attention the entire class.
Before choosing a food treat for your dog, consult your veterinarian about your dogs diet and make sure there is no food your dog cannot have, for health reasons. Most...
on Wednesday February 29th, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Puppies 8-14 weeks are invited to join us for Puppy Academy, our new puppy class series designed especially for puppies at that critical socialization stage, and their busy owners!
Topics covered in Puppy Academy include crate and house training, puppy socialization (lots of play with other puppies!), sit, down, stay, come when called, teaching your puppy to be calm and content in the vets office or grooming salon, and more!
Puppy Academy features flexible scheduling with package enrollment so...
on Thursday September 29th, 2011 at 03:01 AM
Its not unusual for some dogs to have clicker aversion, especially with box clickers, as they make a loud, sharp sound. Start with the clicker behind your back, or in a pocket, to muffle the sound at first. If youre trying to clicker train your dog and he or she seems to be worried about the sound, please stop using your clicker immediately. Some dogs show few signs of discomfort before suddenly running from the room when the clicker is presented; others look increasingly uneasy with every...
on Friday April 8th, 2011 at 03:10 AM
The point of the above exercise is to teach our dogs to face away from distractions on cue. In the above example, Im teaching Marty McFly to hide his eyes between my knees. Once he has learned the behavior, I can request this anytime a potential distraction comes along, to keep his focus on me. This is an excellent tool to use as a warm-up for arrival in a public place, setting up an automatic response from your dog to turn and look at you when you get out of the car.
Once he is offering the...
on Wednesday March 16th, 2011 at 08:07 AM
Join us at Friendly Paws Pet Supply and Grooming in Athens for upcoming May classes!
If you have a new puppy, or are planning to welcome one before April is out, our Puppy I class is the perfect fit! The next Puppy I series begins Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
If you have a new adult dog, or are just looking to bond with and brush up on your current dogs skills, join our Basic class! Basic begins Tuesday, May 3, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Visit our Classes page to learn more, or enroll online!
on Tuesday November 23rd, 2010 at 07:41 AM
Invisible fencing may seem like a good idea on the outset, but I believe the risks outweigh the benefits. Below are five reasons I think these fences arent the best option for containing your dog.You still have to train the dog. Many people assume an invisible or underground fence is plug n play that is, you simply install it, plop the collar on your dog, and let him play to his hearts content. This is not the case (as the reputable underground fence dealers will tell you). The dog still...
on Thursday September 30th, 2010 at 07:10 AM
Guess what? Dogs have to be taught to like their crates! Here are a few ways we get new dogs settled into their crate homes:Feed all of your dogs meals and special treats in the crate. This includes stuffed Kongs, bully sticks, bones and chews, as well as any just because treats or table scraps. (If your dog is refusing to enter the crate, dont force her in or close her in while she eats just put the food in the back of the crate for a week or two, then gradually start closing the door...
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