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Puppy Training

New Year, New Puppy!

by Melissa R. on January 4, 2018

Get tips and advice on how to care for the new puppy in your life.


How to Puppy Proof Outdoors

by DFS-Pet-Blog on December 12, 2015

Before you let your puppy begin to enjoy the outdoors, anticipate potential dangers and prevent your puppy from going into places that are off-limits.


Learn about Cerenia, a nausea-controlling drug that helps dogs with motion sickness.

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Dog anxiety is difficult for both the dog and the dog owner. Veterinarian offers options you might consider if your dog has anxiety issues.


“Make sure you get my good side.” “Did I hear you say walk?” This duo that is ready to take on spring. “I’m practicing my I-love-rolling-in-the-grass roll.” This pile of puppies that hasn’t a care in the world. This puppy who is ready to dominate fetching season. This pair that knows cuteness should always be […]


I have never had a puppy until this year, and I have been trying to do everything by the book. So crate training was a must for us. We had our trials with this: sleepless nights with crying puppy, chases around the house trying to get her to go in her crate – actually physically putting her in it… All kinds of things. But… in the end, it all paid off. Now, 9 months later, we have a properly crate trained dog and it is a WONDER.


Puppy Update: 10 Months Old

by Melissa R. on October 4, 2013

Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now over 10 months old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. My last update was at 6 months old so we have a lot to cover.


My young pup is a bit of a puller on the leash! While we are doing our best to train a loose leash for walks, when I started her at obedience classes, our trainer suggested a head halter. She suggested it might help my puppy focus her attention on ME, instead of all the other dogs around. It would also help with the pulling, and in general not paying attention to me. A head halter worked PERFECT for us!


Puppy Learns to Swim

by Melissa R. on August 2, 2013

We got our puppy when she was 8 weeks old, right at the beginning of January. So by the time the ice melted off the lake and things warmed up, our pup was already almost 6 months old. Until the ice melted off the lake, she thought it was meant for walking on! Once it […]

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Puppy leaping, spinning, jumping, pushing, biting, chewing leash, barking…. You, looking overwhelmed on the street, while your neighbors watch you try to walk your puppy.

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Almost all puppies bite. This is the main way they know how to communicate with their littermates, so when they come to their new home with us, they don’t know any better. They think biting is OK to do. So it is our job to show them what to do INSTEAD.


Having just brought home my first puppy, I’ve compiled a quick list of some things we’ve done to be “prepared”… though I’m not sure ANYTHING can properly prepare a person for a new puppy, especially when it is a first!


Lots of FUN suggestions for how to exercise dogs. Exercise is extremely important for your dog’s health and to help him behave properly.