Does your dog love their job?

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs Do you enjoy your job? What makes it fun or challenging? Chances are if you enjoy what you do you have a boss that motivates and supports you. The same can be said for dog training. Are you motivating…

Understanding Expectations

Inviting a new puppy, dog or any pet to share our life comes with a lot of different feelings. Happy, excited, nervous, scared are all swimming around together. Being kind to our new pets may seem obvious but it is only one part of the puzzle. Kindness does not happen in a vacuum. Pets act…

Kindness Through Communication

When you bring a puppy or new dog into your home, it is a kindness to make your family rules as easy to understand as possible. What are some of your family rules? A few are pretty common to all homes: Do your ‘business’ outside, sleep quietly overnight, don’t bite people. After that, rules can…

House Training

General RulesSample Schedule for 12-week-old puppyOvernightGeneral Rules House training general rules: Puppies can hold their bladders about 1 hour for every month of life during the day time. Up to a max of 5 hours by 6 months old. They hold it longer overnight. Training only happens when you are present. Confinement areas and crates…