I Hate This Dog Bed! Puppy Boredom or Anxiety?

Adelle Destroys Dog Bed

Adelle is a clever one!  She doesn’t just tear apart and shred the stuffing from her dog beds. Nope, she’s very methodical with her dog bed destruction.  She locates the zipper, proceeds to unzip, then starts removing the stuffing.  I was surprised to see she was able to do this with 2 of her doggy […]

5 Things I’m Considering Before Raising My Next Puppy In Training

Puppy Adelle

Adelle is creeping up on her 14 month birthday which means she will only be staying with us for about 4 more months  It’s around this time I start thinking about what lies ahead for us in the future… Adelle’s future is set.  When she turns 18 months she will go to the Prison Pup […]

Attack of the Puppy Clones!

Puppy Clone Wars

Nope, this isn’t Star Wars and we’re not talking about real puppy clones.  These are just plush puppy clones, but they sure do look like the real thing.  Don’t they? Will the real Adelle please tilt your head? The puppy on the left was Adelle’s little play buddy from her first days with us.  We […]

5 Helpful Tips When Socializing Your Puppy With Other Dogs

Big Dog, Little Dog!

You work hard to perfect your puppy’s training when you’re at home, however one of the first things you probably notice when socializing your puppy away from the home is how different CRAZY he acts in a new environment. One thing that always seems to compound that craziness is when there are other dogs around.  If your dog is […]

6 Features I’d Like To See In My Future Dog Friendly Car

Dublin Dog Car

Many moons ago I wrote about the perfect dog car.  At the time I was interested in purchasing a new car that would be suitable for me and my dogs.  I was driving a 2000 Honda CRV which was suitable, but not quite the perfect dog friendly car.  Actually not even close, but light years […]

Dog’s Perform The Ultimate Down-Stay!

Stetson and Adelle Down Stay

Our service dog puppies are not ordinary…they are extraordinary!  They learn some amazing things and go on to help others as working dogs.  Dublin has become the eyes for his partner and helps guide her around town her out of harms way.  Apache helps his partner, a wounded warrior with PTSD live a more independent life. […]

4 Future Benefits Of Crate Training Your Puppy

Crate Training with Adelle

Maybe you already started crate training your puppy and have already hit those frustrating first few days or maybe you are just prepping for that new puppy.  Either way when you first start crate training the future benefits of a well-behaved, crate trained puppy are not always apparent. After crate training my last half dozen puppies […]