Here you will find a collection of Training Video's from a variety of different trainers with slightly different styles. Each video was chosen because it is our favorite version of training for that particular topic. Most trainers offer options to link to other training topics they have covered.
The reality of puppies. The good and the bad.
Whether it's your first puppy or your third it's definitely a good way to prepare yourself for all the parts of bringing a new puppy home.
While it can be a little overwhelming at first the good new is that it is all worth it.
Make notes. Make plans. It will make your life easier.
Creating structure is a great way to get your puppy settled into their new home and reduce stress and frustration for everyone.
This video helps you understand what is reasonable to expect out of your puppy and how to set them up for success. This is also a great video to transition a puppy into potty training. A slightly different approach than the next Potty Training video.
What is Canine Enrichment? Keeping your pet mentally and emotionally healthy! How to provide opportunities for your dog to...well be a dog! In today's world we often treat our pups as if they were our human children. While this can satisfy some of the needs of dogs, and can also satisfy some desires we have in our own lives to be caretakers it isn't always in the best interest of our dogs to deny that they are not the same species as we are. Dogs have some species and even breed specific biological, behavioral and emotional needs that we can learn to meet to give them the best life possible. Because while our dogs...are DOGS...they are also so much more to than just dogs to our families.
There are LOTS of different opinions on housebreaking. The one thing that is consistent across the board is consistency and patience. Housebreaking rarely happens overnight and can take as long as 6 months to a year for a puppy to be extremely reliable and considered housebroken. The reality is not only is every breed of dog different...but every puppy is different. Creating routines and then adjusting the timing of the routines to accommodate your puppies individual bladder or bowel is going to be a necessary step. Just like people have different bathroom needs from each other...so do dogs.
If you have an ongoing issue with frequent urination they should like be checked by your veterinarian to make sure that they do not have a Urinary Tract Infection.
Sometimes teaching puppies about biting requires us humans to first learn from dogs just why puppy biting is important in the first place. Without a doubt this video takes a drastically different approach to educate humans on just what "puppy play biting is" and why it is such an important stage of development for dogs. Yes, it is not a fun part of raising a puppy, but with the proper tools and some patience you can help your puppy learn appropriate use of those super sharp puppy teeth. One step on the road to success!
Did you know that one of the reasons that many State Laws & Regulations make the sale of puppies under 8 weeks old illegal (yes that is the law in most states) includes that it is in the public's best interest that dogs learn "Bite Inhibition" and this is initially learned from interactions their mother and siblings.
This is a great video that is useful for both puppies and adult dogs in establishing boundaries for dogs who jump. While it at times it can be emotionally rewarding to have our dog so happy to interact with us that they jump all over us, but most of the time it is annoying when it happens when we don't want them to show this behavior to us or to others.
This is a slightly more advanced command to work on with your new pup. While this is still a beginner video it is important to have mastered sit and stay first. It is also important that you attempt the exercises in this video when you are relaxed and have time to focus on your puppy, when you are in a safe environment where you don't have to worry about traffic and other strange dogs as potential hazards and ideally prior to feeding dinner so that they are even more motivated by treats!