Useful Resources for Dog Parents
Preparing to bring your dog home
Brining a new dog home can be nerve wracking especially for first time dog owners but don't let it overwhelm you! Your doggie is going to love you regardless. I found this helpful article for dog parents: Article: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/moving-with-your-dog
Playing Tug of War Without Encouraging Aggression
As a dog parent I want my dog to be sweet and calm rather than aggressive and feisty. My puppy loves to play tug of war but I often worry that this will encourage aggression and make her think its okay. I found this really good article about it for other dog parents to read! Article: https://www.preventivevet.com/dogs/playing-tug-of-war-without-encouraging-aggression-in-dogs
Dog Trainer Tips: Puppy Nipping and Biting
The puppy nipping and biting phase can get really annoying and frustrating because all we want is to cuddle our fur babies without getting bit or play with them without getting our hands attacked. Some things that have worked for me with my doggie: - Put her down as soon as she bites. - If she continues to bite after I put her own, I put her in time out in her playpen. - Don't give her any attention whenever she bites. Puppies love attention even if its negative attention like you saying " no no no". - Redirect to...
How to Potty Train a Puppy
Potty training can be very frustrating and harder for some dogs than others but its all about the consistency. Some things that I have learned while potty training my dog: - Keep your dog crated when you are not around or when you cannot supervise them. If you don't want to crate them, tie his/her leash to you while you are at home. This will prevent any accidents around the house. - Never rub their nose in a potty accident. This is traumatizing and your dog will not know why you are doing it. - When you catch you dog having...
DIY Snuffle Mat for Dogs
I love to keep my puppy busy and enhance her development by giving her mental and physical activities everyday. A snuffle mat is a great way to work on their senses especially their smelling sense. I love to hide treats and dry food in her snuffle mat. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJQY08LPfts