Monthly Archives: March 2020

CAN YOUR PUPPY HANDLE IT?

CAN YOUR PUPPY HANDLE IT?

CAN YOUR PUPPY HANDLE IT? By Sydney Categories: Prevention September 24, 2019 My mom has a love affair with Pomeranians. She has had poms for years. She has shown them in both obedience and confirmation and enjoyed the grooming and training required when competing with these lively little dogs. Pomeranians require a lot of brushing and scissoring. Never one comfortable not understanding…

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TRAIN WITH MY PUPPY

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TRAIN WITH MY PUPPY

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TRAIN WITH MY PUPPY By Sydney Categories: How Dogs Learn, Junior Obedience May 8, 2019 Information Overload It can be intense and sometimes overwhelming learning new things. Add to that the complexity of applying your newly acquired skills to teach the puppy. In order to have fun and be effective you need a plan. How do you take the…

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6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU CALM YOUR PUPPY DOWN

6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU CALM YOUR PUPPY DOWN

6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU CALM YOUR PUPPY DOWN By Sydney Categories: #Train4Rewards, How Dogs Learn, Prevention June 14, 2019 Find The Puppy Om A new puppy does brings lots of fun and excitement. Along with that adorable bundle of joy also comes their natural puppy behaviors that can quickly get overwhelming for folks without a game plan and some know-how. Do you…

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DODGE THE DOGGY DOLDRUMS

DODGE THE DOGGY DOLDRUMS

DODGE THE DOGGY DOLDRUMS By Sydney Categories: How Dogs Learn, Prevention, Games, Mindfulness Musings October 29, 2019 There is an excitement and optimism surrounding newness. In contrast, we come to enjoy a shorthand and unspoken understanding with what is established. Puppies are a fresh start, like the first day of a new healthy routine or a new piece of furniture we plan on keeping spotless.…

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WHEN THE DOG BITES

WHEN THE DOG BITES

WHEN THE DOG BITES By Sydney Categories: Getting Started, Prevention, Mindfulness Musings November 26, 2019 Sing it! When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don’t feel so bad I’ve been thinking a lot about the words Julie Andrews croons in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved song from the Sound of Music.…

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SIT AND STAY!

SIT AND STAY! By Sydney Categories: Getting Started, How Dogs Learn January 7, 2020 Fluffy SIT! SIT! SIT! STAY Fluffy! SIT, STAY! Do you ever have trouble getting your new puppy to sit still for a photo? Unless they are sleeping or chewing it seems like they are on the move. If you are feeling frustrated with your pup’s poor performance you may…

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Emotional Puppy Preparedness In my online puppy prep class, You’re Lucky You’re Cute, where I discuss three key pillars of puppy raising, I also spend some time talking about the emotional side of adding a puppy to your life. I think that taking a bit of time to consider all of the puppy energy that’s about to come your way is time…

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