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Teach Your Puppy to Love Being Handled

Teaching a puppy to enjoy being held and handled is SO easy and enjoyable. All you have to do is trade touches for treats and your pup will form a positive association with being handled.

They'll grow into an adult dog who is totally comfortable being touched by people, which will make grooming and medical exams and procedures much easier and more enjoyable. It can also be useful for keeping your dog safe and secure in emergencies or dangerous situations.

Prevent Dog Bites with Puppy Socialization

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Almost all dog bites occur in the presence of one or more of these common bite triggers.

Puppyhood is the best time to teach your dog to feel calm and confident around all of these things.

Puppy Chewing, Barking, Hyperactivity & Separation Anxiety: How To Teach Your Puppy To Become A Kongaholic

Feeding your puppy only from hollow chew toys rather than a bowl will have an immediate and enormous positive effect on your puppy’s behavior and temperament. Bowl-fed puppies often become overly excited prior to meal times and gobble too much food at one time, which is decidedly unhealthy. On the other hand, chew toy-fed puppies are less destructive, quieter, calmer and less likely to get bloat or develop separation anxiety.

Dr. Ian Dunbar Explains Puppy House Training: How To Teach Your Puppy To Let You Know When He Needs to “Go”

Well, Kelly and I just train all of our dogs to say, “Excuse me, but I would like to go outside and urinate.” Just joking! But it does highlight the most common problem of puppy house training. When we don’t have a common language, how do we communicate with a different species, a preverbal child, or a nonverbal spouse?

More Musings on Puppy House Training by Dr. Ian Dunbar: How To Teach Your Puppy to “Hold It”

Without a doubt, showering your puppy with praise and numerous tasty food rewards for eliminating in an appropriate toilet area is by far the best way to teach your puppy bladder and bowel control and to want to wait to eliminate outside and on request. It’s as if your puppy muses, “Wow! Cool! Fantastic! I can cash in my urine and feces for liver treats!!! Hmmm! I’m going to save up my pee and poop for when my owner takes me outside.”  

Puppy House Training Tips By Dr. Ian Dunbar: How To Teach Your Puppy To Eliminate On Cue

How to house train a puppy? Why use a crate for house training? These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get day one of class at Sirius Puppy Training. 

The success of teaching your puppy to pee and poop on cue depends on you being able to predict exactly when your puppy wants to relive himself. Then training is as easy as 1-2-3-4.

Puppy House Training: How To Teach Your Puppy To Use A Doggy Toilet Area

Training a puppy/dog to relieve herself in an appropriate toilet area (indoors or outdoors) is actually pretty simple.