Puppies

YOUNG ADULT DOG SOCIALIZATION

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YOUNG ADULT DOG SOCIALIZATION After Vaccinations Now that your puppy is fully vaccinated (approx. 16-18 weeks), it is time to integrate formal training into socializing your puppy. Your puppy should already know how to sit on command and come when called.  He should now be engaging in the Obedience Course that teaches how to walk […]

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PUPPY SOCIALIZATION

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Puppy Socialization   Approximately 95% of dog aggression and behavioral issues is due to lack of proper socialization and fundamental obedience skills. Social skills need to be learned within the first year. Puppies Socialization should begin early while the puppies are still with their littermates. Between 6-9 weeks, all puppies should be handled, loved, petted […]

Scent Training

SCENT TRAINING – Treasure Hunt

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  Treasure Hunt Sniffing Out the Goods Great for dogs good at sniffling out trouble! This is an awesome game that lets your dog sniff out what you want him to. Use small pieces of aromatic (hotdogs, lunchmeat, liver treats) food to entice his sense of smell. Start by letting your dog watch you hide […]

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PUPPY CARE – Development

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   PUPPY STAGES Growth – Development – Socialization   NEONATAL PERIOD – Newborn to Three (3) Weeks A puppy is born blind, deaf and toothless Week 1 – 90% of a puppy’s time is spent sleeping and 10% eating Week 2 – the puppy’s eyes (closed at birth) begin to open Week 3 – the […]