Puppy In Training TV – Ep1 – Picking Up Your Puppy

Episode 1 – Picking Up Your Puppy

Welcome to the first episode of Puppy In Training TV – Picking Up Your Puppy.  You’ll notice at the end of the episode we thank our sponsors.  If you’d like to sponsor an episode then please visit our Puppy In Training TV Sponsorship page.

Enjoy this weeks puppy training video!

Picking Up Your Puppy Transcription

The transcription is not nearly as riveting as the video, but we thought it would be a good idea to transcribe our puppy training videos.

Hey Everyone, my name’s Colby.  Welcome the the first episode of Puppy In Training starring this little guy right here: Dublin…Good Boy Dublin.

(Titles Roll): Puppy In Training TV Starring Dublin.  With Linus Aussie Mix Rescue.  Also Colby The Human.  And Stetson Career Changed Guide Dog.  Episode 1 – Picking Up Your Puppy.

Thanks for joining us for our first episode…Picking Up Your Puppy.  Since I first started raising Guide Dog Puppies I’ve been keeping a blog at PuppyInTraining.com.

However, this time I wanted to do a little more and share with my family some of the things I do with my guide dog puppies by shooting some video and starting a Puppy YouTube Channel.  So lets get started with our first episode – Picking Up Your Puppy.

There are a few things I like to do before puppy pickup day.

  1. First just stop by the pet supply store pickup some puppy toys, some Bitter Apple spray, Nature’s Miracle just in case my puppy has an accident.
  2. The second thing I like to do is puppy proof my house by getting down on my hands and knees and getting my puppy’s point of view – looking for any dangers he might see.

Puppy Pickup Day is one of those great times and I like to keep a list of things to do just so I don’t forget during the excitement.

  1. The first thing I like to do is make sure I bring a friend along to document the moment with pictures and video and help me with any problems I have.
  2. The second thing I like to do is just bring along a stuffed toy and rub it all over my puppy’s litter mates.  I like to do this because on my puppy’s first night home alone in his kennel he’ll have his little stuffed toy with the scent of his litter mates on it which will make him feel more comfortable.
  3. The final thing I like to do is bring lots of paper towels and rags just in case my puppy has an accident on the car ride home.

Lucky for us Guide Dogs of America sends us home with a nice little puppy care package to get us started on those first few days.  Some of the things we got were our puppy’s first bag of food, a nice blanket for his kennel, some fliers with training information on it, our puppy’s first guide dog vest, a brush, his leash and collar, some toys, we were also lucky enough to get a nice blanket and picture of litter mates from Dublin’s grandma.

Dublin’s first night at home wasn’t too bad.  He did whine for a little bit as you can see here in the video, but I put his toy in there with him with the scent of his litter mates and he fell asleep after maybe five minutes and slept almost through the entire night.

Thanks for joining us for our first episode of Puppy In Training.  Puppy Pickup Day is one of those very exciting times and whether you’re a guide dog puppy raiser or picking up your first puppy we’d love to hear your story so leave us a comment in the comment sections below and don’t forget to please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.  Thanks again and we’ll see you next time.

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Comments

  1. says

    This video series is a great idea! I can’t wait to watch your progress with Dublin.

    One of the reasons I got my current puppy was so I could “test out” raising a puppy to see if I’d like to raise guide dogs. Can’t wait to see what else I can learn from your videos.

    Good luck!

  2. says

    @Pamela, thanks and I’m glad you enjoyed our video. We’re doing our best to get our second video up on the site (probably early next week). If you have any questions or specific things you’d like to see in our videos please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and we’ll do our best to try and accommodate your request.

  3. says

    Well, since you asked….

    One of my biggest questions is about how you fit puppy raising in with your work. A video or post on that topic would be great!

  4. says

    @Pamela, good news! Our next “Puppy In Training TV” video is about taking your guide dog puppy in training to work. Do you have any specific questions you’d like me to answer in the video?

  5. says

    Colby , great video ,and what a great name for your dog “Dublin”
    what a great Idea crawling on all fours first having a puppys view of the room,so to check out that its safe for your puppy
    Cheers mick

    • says

      @Mick, Thanks for visiting our site. Our puppy name had to start with the letter “D” and we did a poll on our Facebook Fanpage to try and get as many “D” name suggestions as possible. Dublin was our favorite.

    • says

      Hi Jake,

      I’m glad you liked the video. Are you raising a guide dog puppy? If so, what organization are you raising for?

      Good luck on Friday!
      Colby

  6. Sondra says

    Not only will this be my first puppy, she will be the very first dog I have ever had as a pet. We are driving five hours both ways to bring her home. I’m nervous because of the long car ride and how late it will be when we finally get home! Is it okay to let her sleep in my bed just one night and start crate training the next day?

    • says

      I always try to set the rules from the very beginning, but this is your choice. It will probably make it a little more difficult if you allow your puppy to sleep in your bed the first night before starting crate training. Good luck with your training!

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