Puppy Resources

 

Check the dog resources too for articles that may help you.

                               

  • New Puppy or Thinking About a New Puppy?

 

Download these free booklets by Dr. Ian Dunbar. A real gift to all new puppy owners (and those about to be). You can find more information from Dr. Ian Dunbar at Dog Star Daily.

 

 

  • An article by Jane Marshall on how to set up an environment for very young puppies in their new homes (6 to 12 weeks of age).

 

  • Were you thinking about adopting two puppies at the same time or even litter mates? Here is a something to think about - don't do it! An article by Jeff Stallings on TheBark.com.

 

Exercise recommendations for puppies:

 

 

  • Socialization:

 

 

  • An article on what not to do when socialising your puppy or dog

 

Introducing your new puppy to your resident dog:

 

 

Puppy mouthing:

 

 

 

  • Exercises (video) for puppy mouthing by trainer Sarah Owings

 

 

Introducing a Kong toy to a puppy:

 

  • A video on introducing a Kong toy to a puppy or inexperienced dog by Eileen Anderson.

 

 

Annoying puppy habits:

 

  • A video for how to teach an active puppy to settle on a mat by Sarah Owings.

 

  • A video on how to put your shoes on with puppy nearby (a surprisingly challenging activity) by Sarah Owings.

 

  • Jumping up! A video from Kikopup and another video from Domesticated Manners.

 

  • Is your puppy snatching items and running away? Here's an article about preventing Guarding by Jane Marshall

 

Kids and Puppies: 

 

 

  • The Family Dog a web site full of information and videos for parents and kids

 

  • Stop the 77 A video encouraging better handling of dogs by kids

 

Puppy Books:

 

 

 

  • Social Civil and Savvy by Laura VanArendonk CPDT-KA. A great book on socialisation

  • Control Unleashed, the puppy program. Leslie McDevitt

 

 

Crate Training:

 

  • A video of Jane Marshall CPDT-KA demonstrating crate training exercises

 

  • This article is being updated. Please check back soon.

 

House Training

 

  • An article on not reading too much into house training accidents. Puppies make mistakes!

Calming Chin Rest:

 

  • One of the things we love teaching puppies is nice handling and calm behavior with the chin rest. Here is a video of a puppy class doing the chin rest!

 

 

 

Hand Targetting:

 

Teach your puppy to target your hand by Victoria Stilwell

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

Heading 6