Category: Puppy Tips & Resources

The Simple Dollar – Pet Cost Calculator

Pet ownership represents a large emotional – and financial – commitment. Whether you buy from a pet store or a breeder, adopt an animal from a shelter, or take in a stray, initial costs are just the beginning of the story. The Simple Dollar’s Pet Cost Calculator examines the different costs associated with pet ownership […]

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The Importance of Starting a Conversation with Your Puppy Early

Dogs think very differently than we do. When they are small, they are adorable and cuddly, and innocent in their thinking. But, as they mature their play drive starts to develop, and slippers, TV remotes, shoes and anything they can sink their teeth into becomes fair game. For us, these things SHOULD NOT be chewed. […]

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Benefits of Crate Training Your Puppy

What are the benefits of crate training a puppy, you ask? Is crate training necessary? And what is involved in crate training? If you have a puppy, or plan on buying or adopting a puppy in Saratoga Springs NY in the near future, these may be some of the questions you have. Although crate training is not necessary […]

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Puppy Training: Finding The Right Dog Trainer For Your Dog

Puppy training can be a difficult process, but it doesn’t mean you cannot train your puppy to be well behaved. Finding the right dog trainer for your puppy is job #1! First I highly recommend finding a good dog trainer in the Saratoga, Queensbury, Clifton Park, Latham, Schenectady NY area and sign up for obedience classes. […]

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Naming Your Puppy: Choosing The Perfect Puppy Name

Naming your puppy is an exercise in fun, but it’s also a big decision! Choosing the perfect puppy name for your newest family member can take some thought and planning. Here are a few suggestions when picking a name for your puppy that will suit him or her from puppyhood on: Length: The fewer syllables in your dogs name […]

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Treats And Dog / Puppy Training

If there’s one thing most dogs love it’s food. Treats and dog training go hand in hand. When used properly, food can greatly speed up the training and learning process. Follow these simple recommendations below when training your dog with food. 1. When training your dog or puppy find a food that they can identify with training time. […]

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Puppies and Chewing – Puppy Chewing Prevention Tips!

For all dogs – including puppies – chewing is a normal habit that can obviously become a problem once they start getting into things they shouldn’t. Below are some suggestions to puppy chewing prevention. Give your puppy enough exercise – tired puppies get into less trouble. Encourage appropriate chewing – Give them bones or chew toys to help with teething. […]

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How to Choose the Right Puppy For Your Home

Looking to add a new addition to your family? Puppies are cute, cuddly, friendly, energetic and make great family pets. Knowing how to choose the right puppy can be rather difficult if you have a choice between puppies in a large litter. Below are some tips on how to choose the perfect puppy to bring home with […]

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Teething Puppies – Training Tips To Help with Puppy Biting!

Teething puppies have sharp teeth! Next to potty training, puppy biting is probably the second largest problem people encounter when getting a puppy. It can be very uncomfortable to be nipped  –  especially for children. You can find a way to gain control of your teething puppy by finding meaningful ways to communicate your expectations […]

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How To Teach Your Puppy To Fetch

How to train a dog to fetch: Puppies often have more energy to burn than they know how to handle. Consequently, if they have no acceptable way to vent their energy, they will find methods that their owners may find unacceptable. Not only does a good fetch session help mitigate this problem, but it also allows […]

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