Guess Who’s Going To Service Dog College?

Adelle Turn In Day

Today Adelle began the next step in her journey to becoming a service dog.  We like to call it going to Service Dog College.  However, Adelle was selected for a special program before she actually starts Service Dog College.  So I guess she’s actually going to Service Dog Junior College first Every New Beginning Comes […]

A Note To Pet Product Advertisers…Build Relationships!

Adelle and the Trackpad

I know a few of you out there are pet bloggers and I’m sure you’ve run into the same frustrating moments as me when it comes to pet product advertisers.  Today we’re veering away form the normal puppy training tips and instead we’re going to give a little lesson on what we think advertisers should be doing to get […]

5 Great Puppy Socialization Ideas For Guide Pups In Training

OCTA Bus Training for Pups

Puppy socialization is one of the most important jobs we have as puppy raisers, but what exactly is socialization? “Socialization means learning to be part of society. When we talk about socializing pet puppies, it means helping them learn to be comfortable as a pet within human society—a society that includes many different types of […]

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 […]