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How Much Sleep Do Puppies Need?

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

A lot of new puppy owners grossly underestimate the amount of rest that young puppies need. When they first come home, puppies should be getting around 20 hours of rest each day, yet many puppies don’t get anywhere near that much. It’s not uncommon for owners to mistake an overtired puppy for an under stimulated puppy, and try to fit more and more...

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Making Grooming & Vet Care Easier With Cooperative Care

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

Does your dog struggle with husbandry behaviours like nail clipping, brushing, or baths? Do they wiggle and panic when they’re held still for a vet exam or a needle? We highly recommend practising COOPERATIVE CARE. Cooperative care is when your dog willingly participates in grooming or veterinary procedures, without being forced to. The most import...

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Avoiding Puppy Destruction: Confinement Training

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

Why is setting up a puppy proof area for your young dog important? Because leaving a puppy or adolescent unattended all day with full access to your house or yard is like leaving a human toddler unattended in a toy store for the whole day – there’s gonna be a mess! Puppies are inquisitive and full of energy, and left with no boundaries it’s perfect...

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Puppy Meet Dogs On Leash

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

While supervised off leash play with other dogs is a crucial part of socialising a young puppy, it is also very important to teach a new puppy that there are dogs that they DON’T get to meet. Many new puppy owners, either fretting about socialising their puppy to enough dogs in their sensitive socialisation window, or just wanting their new pup to...

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How To Stop A Biting Puppy

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

Puppy biting is a perfectly normal play behaviour for all puppies – but it’s not so fun for us humans! Puppy teeth are needle sharp, and even a light nip can hurt a lot. It’s important to teach your puppy to be gentle with their teeth, both for our sake, and so that they know how to regulate their jaw strength if they’re ever in a situation as an...

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