Raising a dog-friendly dog

  • Socializing your puppy

    Socializing your puppy

    Puppies start to learn as soon as they are born. They are especially receptive to retain what they learn during their first 13 to 16 weeks of life. It is especially important that puppies have experiences with other dogs, as well as with children and adults, from birth to 16 weeks, the optimal time for […]

  • Raising a puppy: Biting and nipping

    Raising a puppy: Biting and nipping

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on training your puppy to have a soft mouth

  • Dog is suddenly aggressive

    Dog is suddenly aggressive

    Question: Why is my dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Answer: Without meeting your dog, it’s impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs: 1. The dog is coming into adolescence. Adolescent dogs are little fur-covered containers of raging hormones. […]

  • Puppy play date?

    Puppy play date?

    Question: I know that “play dates” are a great way to socialize puppies. How do I set one up and what should happen during one? Answer: The best way to socialize your puppy is through sponsored or supervised play groups. Ask your trusted trainer, groomer, or vet if there are any groups in the area. […]

  • Dog Guarding

    Dog Guarding

    What to do about dogs or puppies who get possessive