Pre-School for Dogs

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Broad Ripple Animal Clinic & Wellness Center has staff members that are trained animal behaviorists to offer comprehensive behavior services. They’ve decided to do this for the same reasons that CattleDog Publishing and DrSophiaYin.com were born: seeing so many animals put to sleep because of behavioral problems rather than disease or injury. They created a school for dogs called Bark Tutor, where they work with owners and their pets to help them be successful. Last year, Dr. Yin had the pleasure of conversing with Amber Taylor, RVT and practice manager, about their puppy program.

Puppy Behavior: A Sensitive Period for Puppy Socialization

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How do we know when to start puppy socialization and whether it’s important?
You’ve probably heard that puppies need to be socialized, but how do we know this and what do we know? Most of the ground breaking studies were done in the 1950’s and 1960’s, one of which was performed by co-authors, David Freedman, John A. King and Orville Elliot and published in Science in 1962.

The Father’s Day Gift: A Cattle Dog Puppy!

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The summer of 2009 my dad declares he wants a puppy which means he wants me to get one and train it for him but I have to train her in a week. Find out how I get the perfect puppy in 7 days and how it leads to a book.

How Puppy Class Nearly Ruined My Dad’s New Pup

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When we last left off, I’d dropped Lucy, the 8 week old Australian Cattle dog with my parents after taking a week to train her through the puppy learn to earn program at my house. Before I brought her down, she seemed virtually perfect. She would automatically sit to be petted, to get her leash on, to go out the door, to have her toy tossed, and even when she greeted guests, including young toddlers.

What To Do When Your Puppy Potty Training Plan Fails

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OK. By now, most of you know the potty training basic plan. Take the puppy out first thing in the morning and stand around until she does #1 and #2. Then praise her when she does, give her a treat and some play time and water.

Can Anyone Train a Dog?

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Contrary to what many pet owners think, it DOESN’T take an expert to train a dog or cat! The principles of dog training are quite simple, and thoughtful practice is really all it takes. Anyone and everyone can train a dog!

Puppy Potties in Playpen

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I am crate training my 4 mo Yorkie. He responded the first few weeks. I added an exercise pen so he can play unsupervised. He no longer wants to potty on his area but goes in his pen. Is the pen a bad idea?