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A Guide to Emotional Support Dogs

We’ve all heard the saying that dogs are “man’s best friend,” and it’s no surprise that our canine companions can be loyal pals and family members. However, for individuals living with mental health conditions, this companionship is taken to a whole new level.

Guide to Dog Vaccinations

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Things can get hectic once you bring home a brand new puppy. Between finding all the supplies, making all the introductions, and starting up training, it can be a busy first week! But as soon as possible - your pup should be taken in for a check-up. You'll go over your pup's health, milestones to watch out for, and vaccination details and schedule.

How to Handle Trouble Behavior in Puppies

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If you are the first owner to bring your puppy home, they should be a clean slate, quick to learn, and ready to bond and follow your lead. As you begin socialization training, be gentle and patient with your puppy. Keep their home and new experiences age-appropriate.

However, some puppy's first weeks and months are stressful or missing a nurturing mother and litter of playmates. Other young dogs develop unwanted behaviors due to limited socialization and training. The good news is—most dogs respond to treatment and training for even the worst habits and undesirable behaviors.

Training Your Puppy Part 4: Socializing

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Your new puppy started their canine education weeks before adoption day. The process of introducing a pup to the world to new people, animals, and places is called Socialization Training. Now, you are the trainer who is responsible for slowly exposing your puppy to sights, sounds, surfaces, foods, people, animals, and places.

Training Your Puppy Part 3: Leash Walking

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To get started, there are a few beginner training steps that are necessary. After all, training a puppy to walk next to you, at a set pace, and alert to verbal and non-verbal cues requires advanced learning skills from your pup. Training exercises build a bond and a language to communicate. Remind your pup that you, the master, have fun and interesting things to share and they will be rewarded for paying attention.

Training Your Puppy Part 2: Potty Training

Potty training a puppy can be tough, and it’s very important to go into the process with patience. Having an open mind and an open heart for your new puppy is crucial to their success. After all, even though they may not know when and where to go, they can tell when you’re frustrated.

It won’t happen overnight - and accidents are normal. Just remember, it’s all part of the learning process. They’ll get it!  With consistency, and patience, the puppy will be able to learn the do’s and don’ts of how to do their business.

Training Your Puppy Part 1: Basic Commands

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Teaching your dog basic obedience is important for many reasons, some behavioral and others emotional. Beginning simple commands also leads to a puppy ready for a lifetime of advanced training and problem-solving.

Pomsky: The Adorable, Tiny Designer Dog Invented by the Internet

Ever wonder the backstory behind the Pomeranian Husky, Pomsky or Huskeranian? Buzzfeed, Reddit and a few determined breeders created an adorable ball of fluff. 

4 Adorable Facts About Labrador Retriever Puppies

In order of working intelligence the following dogs are smart: the Border Collie, Poodle, German Shepherd,and Doberman. Where does the Labrador Retriever rank?

Goldendoodle Puppy: A Hybrid Dog Worthy of the White House

Goldendoodles have been rising in popularity since 1969. Discover which public figures love them, and learn the differences among the generations of the dog.

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