The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. As the animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has … Continue reading The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

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Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Adopting a puppy will go smoothly if you anticipate and prepare for the coming of that small bundle of joy and energy into your house. However your puppy finds his way into your heart and home, there are a few helpful guidelines that can make the transition easier on all of you. A puppy, like … Continue reading Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Video: Tips for Potty Training Your Pup

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Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Training your dog should be fun! But it can also be quite challenging. Especially if your dog is young, bouncy and strong! I’ve selected some helpful tips for you below. I’d like to help as many people as I can and so I’ve also set up regular tips by email which will answer many of … Continue reading Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, … Continue reading Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy

Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to … Continue reading 5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy

The Puppy Training Guide: Guest Post

Training Puppy the First Week Puppies learn very quickly with proper instruction. The first few days at home are extremely important for puppies and the precedents you set now will last a lifetime. All family members must agree upon responsibility and rules for the new pup. Read more ... House Training a Puppy It's normal … Continue reading The Puppy Training Guide: Guest Post

This Step-by-Step Guide Can Help You Completely Train Your Dog

Remember that training is an ongoing process. You will never be completely finished. It is important to keep working on obedience training throughout the life of your dog.

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Puppy School – Puppy Training Classes

** COVID-19 update: All Puppy School classes are temporarily postponed until further notice due to current restrictions to essential services. Thank you for your patience and understanding. **What will I learn at Puppy School?PETstock Puppy School’s program is based on using a reward-based training method which teaches pet parents:How to communicate with your puppy or…

Puppy Training Schedule: What to Teach Puppies, and When

We always anticipate the joys of all that's good about owning a puppy.But often it doesn't work out as well as we'd hoped. Puppies are delightful bundles of energy and curiosity.... but they can also be exasperating and frustrating.