Category Archives: Puppy Training

Puppy Myth Buster #2


Answer: False

Guess what? All dogs bite. Dogs are predators and inherently they need to tug, pull and chew. It is our responsibility to provide them with these outlets in a safe, controlled manner. Tug, played with structure and rules is therapeutic for your dog.

Check out this great online resource care of the San Francisco SPCA to learn more about the value of playing Tug-of-War and how you can safely teach it to your puppy.

Puppy Myth Buster #1



b) Needing to chew.

Dogs do not have opposing thumbs and they explore the world with their mouths. Add to that, puppies have a very strong need to chew when they are teething. It helps relieve the pain of new teeth growing in. It is our responsibility to provide them with an appropriate chew toy or bone.

Not all chew toys are created equal. Do some experimenting and find something your pup really loves to sink his teeth into. Our top picks: raw frozen marrow bones, a rubber toy that’s made for stuffing with food, and big pressed rawhides soaked in some chicken, beef or veggie stock. Use common sense and maintain chew toys and monitor their size as your pup gnaws.

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New Puppy Rules – Bonding


We have taken puppy raising concepts and broken them down into a few key points to help make them easy to remember and to practice. With each new set of rules you will find a link included to take you to, where you can get a comprehensive explanation and/or lesson on the concept.



Click on the link to learn how: hand feeding and food bowl exercises.