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How To Housetrain Your Puppy

In nature, a pup’s mother will quickly teach them not to soil the den. In the human world, we need to take on that challenge if we want to have a happy relationship. In this exclusive video, Andre Millan drops in on Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston for the inside scoop on getting your puppy to do his business outside and the secrets on how to potty train a puppy. Watch now!

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How To Stop A Puppy From Biting And Chewing

Young dogs learn to explore the world with their mouths since they don’t have hands that they can grab things with. Often, this inevitably leads to a puppy nipping or biting at anything that comes near its face, particularly parts of people, as well as to destroying anything around the house it can get its teeth on. While it can be cute when a tiny puppy tries to do it, it’s an important habit to break because nipping and destructive chewing are two the biggest reasons that adult dogs wind up abandoned in shelters once the cute factor wears off.

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How To Create A Puppy Schedule

When you get a new puppy, it’s only natural to want to simply hang out with them and play and cuddle all day. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you need to do in those first few days and weeks — both to make sure that your new pup stays healthy and to establish good behavior patterns. Rest assured that the work you put in now will pay off tenfold in the long run. When your full-grown adult dog is balanced, well-behaved, and the envy of all your Pack Leader neighbors, you’ll be glad you took good care

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Dog Care

Create Your Own Obstacle Course On A Budget

Hoping to train your dog for an agility competition? Want to provide your four-legged companion with more physical and mental stimulation? Backyard obstacle courses are a great way to build trust with your dog, provide exercise, and prevent boredom. But you don’t have to shell out a lot of money for state-of-the-art equipment. You can construct a safe and fun course for dogs of any size with a few inexpensive supplies — or even things you already have in your home. Let’s look at three common types of obstacles — jumps, tunnels, and weave poles — that you can set

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All About Dogs

How To Start Walking And Training A Puppy

You just got your new puppy a few days ago, and you’re itching to take the little guy out and show him off around the neighborhood. No big deal, right? You just need to get a leash and a collar and head out the door with him in tow. Not so fast. Related: Introducing a puppy to walking on a leash While it’s true that you can start training your puppy to walk with you and obey your commands very early on in her development, you might not want to head out into the great wide world just yet. Veterinarians recommend

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Caring For A Newborn Puppy

Congratulations, you’re a proud new dog owner, and your little bundle of joy is ridiculously cute! Now comes the hard part: learning how to care for a puppy. If you’ve cared for a dog before, you might think that you already know everything there is to know, but newborn puppies are a bit different. You need to be prepared if you want to help your new friend through the first few weeks of her life. Here are 5 tips to help both of you survive intact and come out on the other side happy and healthy. Feeding a Newborn Puppy

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How To Choose The Best Dog Trainer For Your Puppy

Most dog owners know that it’s a lot easier to train dogs when they are younger, but they’re not really sure how to go about it and what they should look for when seeking out a trainer. Today, we’re going to talk about how (and when) you should go about getting your puppy professionally trained. Ensure Health First Before seeking out any kind of training or classes, always make sure that your pup is up to date on his or her vaccinations and doesn’t have any other concerning health issues. The last thing you want to do is expose your

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Puppy Is Impossible To Walk

Dear Cesar, We have a 13 week old Springer, and it is impossible to take him for a walk. He will not leave the yard. My husband just tried to walk him, and the puppy was so upset that he threw up! Please help. My husband eventually wants him to be a bird dog! Thank you, Kristina Harris Cesar Millan’s answer: Dear Kristina, Often, it takes the help of another dog to motivate a troubled puppy. It’s completely normal for a puppy to fight a human’s influence. A human being wouldn’t be training a puppy in a wild pack, after

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