There’s Something Squishy Under My Little Puppy Paws!?

Pups Tagg and Duncan at GDA Booth

I may not always be learning something new when it comes to puppy training and raising, but I’m often reminded of something old that I may have forgotten (actually more like it was dormant) when raising a new puppy. This past weekend we were puppy sitting an adorable little (actually big) puppy in training named […]

What Do You Do When Your Dog Gets A Hot Spot?

Hot Spot on Dogs

I got a call the other day from my girlfriend who seemed to be in a panic… Me: What’s wrong? Her: Linus has a big chunk of fur missing from his back and it’s slimy and bloody. Her: I think Adelle took a bite out of her… Me: Actually, I think it might be a […]

What Commands Do You Teach A Service Dog?

Training Adelle

As guide dog puppy raisers we teach our puppies 9 basic obedience commands before turn in.  Adelle’s service dog training manual lists 30 commands we are to teach our pups!  That’s right 30!!! We’ve been raising and training guide dog puppies since 2006!  We get the privilege of working with these puppies from the time […]

The Ultimate Guide: How To Stop A Puppy From Biting And Nipping

We puppy sat Toby for 2 weeks. Just like all pups he liked to bit and nip.

Do You Have a Mouthy Puppy?  Is your puppy constantly nibbling on your hands, feet, legs, and arms?  If this sounds like your puppy then you’ve come to the right place!  Welcome to The Ultimate Guide on How To Stop A Puppy From Biting And Nipping! I’ve raised 4 guide dog puppies in training, worked […]

How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Peeing In Her Crate?

Dublin in his crate

We often get puppy questions through our blog, email, and social media channels and recently received similar crate training questions several times over the past month.  The basic questions was “How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Peeing In Her Crate?” Before we brought home our first puppy we read several books about how […]