New Puppy Rules – Intro


New Puppies Rule!

That’s why we made New Puppy Rules. We have taken puppy raising concepts and broken them down to 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 where you can read a more comprehensive explanation and or lesson on the concept.


New Puppy Rules – Play

New Puppy Rules – Manners

New Puppy Rules – Socialize

New Puppy Rules – Bonding

New Puppy Rules – Structure

New Puppy Rules – Golden Recall

Bailey Bucket and Lady


“This is my dog and the other one belongs to a friend who is inside getting a coffee. Lady is 8 months old and she’s from Montreal. She keeps me out of trouble. I can’t do anything too crazy because I have a dog. I can’t go to jail…I have to stay out of trouble. I have a dog to take care of.”

His friend joins us outside.

“Bailey Bucket is 4 years old. My best friend in the whole world! Bailey carries her own gear with her…her own food. She’s made me a lot more responsible. I have something to take care of…

They are awesome and we spend all of our time with our dogs. They get to hang out with other dogs all the time and are naturally well socialized. We’re from New Brunswick. We’ve travelled a lot with them…”


Rainbow Park Dogs – Laika



“Laika is really, really well behaved. I’ve had dogs before, but she has been a surprise because she is real smart. I got her at 8 weeks of age. By three months old she was completely house trained. No surprises. She was named after the first dog that went to space. The Russian mission, before the American one when they went with a monkey. The Russians went with a dog and her name was Laika.

I live with my boyfriend and at the beginning he was a bit skeptical about getting a puppy. But now he totally loves her! He was surprised because he’s never had a dog before. So he was really really surprised about how much love a dog can give you and the connection with the dog. I saw him completely change. I’ve never seen him so happy since I’ve known him. I was prepared for the impact. Because I’ve always had dogs. So I knew. But for him it was a big, nice surprise. Yeah, it was nice. You know, you have a friend for life.”

Rainbow Park Dogs – Sage & Laika


“These two have become best friends… we met at the park. Laika is a 5 month old Husky/Belgian Shepherd… she’s a couple of weeks older than Sage. They are real pals. We often meet up so that they can play together. A lot of folks think they are the same dog. I’ll be walking around the Village with Sage and people stop me because they think she is Laika. They have a slightly similar look until you see their eyes.”