Is your new puppy uncomfortable or aggressive about anyone getting near their food or toy? That’s classic resource guarding between dogs – or anyone, if your puppy’s not particular. Not all dogs do this, but resource guarding between dogs can be hard to manage for new owners. Even more so when your dog’s aggression is
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As a new owner you might feel like it may be cruel on your new puppy, keeping her locked in her crate. But the benefits of crate training are undeniable. And we mean for both you and your dog! Don’t believe it? We’ll talk about why. But it’s also true that it all depends on
If you’re like most owners, you probably love to take your puppy out on drives. But before that, have you ensured the safest way for your dog to ride in your car? Most dogs love to ride in cars. And it can be super fun to have your puppy along on your drives too. But
As a new owner, setting a consistent schedule for your new puppy is very important – both from the point of view of your pup’s health, as well as discipline/training. So the question of how much food should a dog eat, and how often, is an important decision to make early on. You might brush
One problem you might struggle with if you’re a new owner is how to stop your dog from digging around the house or yard. This is especially true for certain breeds who have a propensity to dig. Like terriers. Yeah, it can be a frustrating habit to get rid of in your puppy. But not
Seeing as it’s “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month, we’re continuing our posts on bringing your new dog home. We’ve already talked about what you need to focus on when preparing to adopt a new dog, and also what to do on the first day your dog comes home. Here, let’s talk about what comes next...
A dog dealing with anxiety, or just one that is hyperactive, can be a challenge to support and deal with day-to-day. Especially if you’re a new owner – you’ll catch yourself wondering when this bundle of energy will go from anxious dog to relaxed dog. Believe me, we’ve been there with our Buck… And while
If you’re a first time dog owner, bringing home an adopted dog can be tricky, even if you’re not daunted by the prospect. There’s so many things you ideally need to take care of to make it a smooth homecoming. And there isn’t just a single new puppy checklist... No. Just getting the dog food,
Those appointments make even seasoned pet owners a little anxious, usually. So preparing your dog for a vet visit – and yourself – is a great idea. Never hurts to make the most of some professional care and advice, does it? And it’s not like vet visits are only for times when you feel something
Adoption is a big and complicated step in any parent’s life, whether you’re adopting a kid or a pet. Jumping in without some know how on preparing to adopt a new dog can get you off to a rocky and stressful start… That’s right… While there’s a whole bunch of things new dog owners can