Category Archives: puppy

Puppy Training: Name Recognition and Coming When Called

Molly the Goldendoodle puppy has been with me for ten days now. Over the past several days I have been working on teaching her to come when her name is called. Coming when called is a progressive thing, taught over … Continue reading

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Timid Puppy Day 4 – Teaching “Roll Over”

“Roll over” is a great confidence builder for shy puppies as puts them in a vulnerable position for a moment — but nothing bad happens — and they recover on their own steam. It is very easy to teach using … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Boot Camp for Dogs – Timid Puppy – Day 3

The timid puppy is getting less timid all the time, but the confidence- building exercises continue. At times (like at the farm store yesterday) older dogs can come in handy. One thing that builds confidence in puppies, especially the toy … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Boot Camp for Dogs – Timid Puppy – Day 2

I’ve always said that people with Golden Retrievers don’t know how easy they have it. These dogs train themselves. Poodles are pretty much the same. I would imagine that a cross between the two would be heaven for a behaviorist. … Continue reading

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Puppy Tricks

//www.youtube.com/get_player Most people don’t realize this, but little puppies can learn tricks faster and with more panache than adult dogs can.  There’s an early learning window lasting until a dog is about 5 months old, making their brains like little … Continue reading

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Totally Terrier

Here is a pic of Stewie with the longsuffering Rip. She really is great with him, although I don’t leave her trapped with him for long periods and she’s never alone with him. The little guy is getting stronger all … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier – Day 5

The pup is slowly getting more tolerant of handling. He still is not crazy about being restrained. I took him to the grooming shop today in hopes of dropping him off for awhile, but they had only one groomer working … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier – Day 3

As the puppy gets more comfortable, he gets more fiesty. He hates to be restrained! I realized today that he’s going to need work. He resents having his moutn opened and teeth handled, and screams when I touch his nails. … Continue reading

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Holy Cairn

Normally aloof and bossy with puppies, Rip borders on openly contemptuous. He is just way too active and ill-mannered for her taste. Rippy reminds me a lot of my old German shepherd Reva in some ways — gentle, ladylike and … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier

“Do you want a puppy?” My friend Lori grinned at me wickedly. I was at the Morgan Horse gala last weekend and Lori, who breeds Cairn terriers, was there. She explained that one pup from her last litter was born … Continue reading

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