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Crate Training

There are many benefits to crate training a puppy, at the same time, limited arguments against it, other than those resulting from the improper introduction of a crate, using the crate for punishment and leaving a puppy in a crate for extreme lengths of time. If the crate is presented under positive circumstances, and associated with positive reinforcements, it is a wonderful tool for shaping a puppy into a well-adjusted dog; ensuring a safe puppy/dog; not to mention an aid in training and serving practical purposes. read more

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Mental Preparations

Mental Preparations

Folk will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog

Charles F. Doran

Once you have all the bits & pieces to properly feed, house and play with your puppy, and you know your puppy has already started a healthy shaping process with its mother, litter mates and breeder, take time to mentally prepare for the change in your own routine and family's routine:

The list is exhaustive, so here are a few links to get you rolling:

Rules of the Household

Why are rules important? Do puppies understand leadership, and is leadership really an issue with domesticated dogs? The debate is crystal clear. read more

Puppies and Children

Puppies are not toys... however, here is an opportunity to include children in the raising of your puppy. Puppies properly raised with children are likely to be well adjusted and trustworthy adult dogs. Children properly raised with dogs learn how to respect and appreciate animals. read more

Crate Training

Crates are not for punishment and should never be used as punishment - when introduced and used properly, a crate is a friend for life, for both owner and dog. read more

Puppy Classes

Everything you need to know about our puppy training classes. read more