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Puppy Training Tips

Puppy Training Tips

Shopping List and Planning for the Perfect Dog

Shopping List and Planning for the Perfect Dog

Starting off right is always helpful when you begin your journey with your new puppy or dog.  Because of that and confusion over some items that may attract you, I wanted to give you a little help in your decision making.  There is so much out there in the stores and on-line.  Let me help you get to important minimum to effectively train and care for your new friend.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Your New Puppy

Your New Puppy

By now, you are either really excited about your new puppy and having a great time, or you are wondering: "What have I done to my life!?" In my business I've heard mostly these two extremes when people call for puppy classes or behavior work.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Crate Training Your New Puppy

Crate Training Your New Puppy

A crate is your absolute best management tool. I cannot imagine bringing up a well-behaved puppy without a crate.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


10 Steps to a Successful Adoption

10 Steps to a Successful Adoption

10 Steps to take for a successful dog adoption.  Wondering how to make your new pet feel at home?  Read how...

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Exercise and Management for Puppies

Exercise and Management for Puppies

At It's PAWSible! our motto is "A tired dog is a good dog." The times that you will have the most struggles with your new puppy is when he or she has not gotten enough physical exercise or mental stimulation.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Feeding Your New Puppy

Feeding Your New Puppy

When your puppy is younger than 5 months of age, it's best if you can feed him 3 times a day. If you cannot due to your work schedule, two meals will be fine.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Top 6 Tips to Successfully Train your Dog

Top 6 Tips to Successfully Train your Dog

Top 6 Training Tips for Successful Dog Training

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Training Myths Debunked

Training Myths Debunked

So you just acquired a new dog or puppy and you know that you must provide him with food and water, but did you know the dog's greatest need is for companionship?  That's right, companionship is more important to your dog than food.  That is a fact!

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Avoiding Damaging Training Methods

Avoiding Damaging Training Methods

It's so sad to know that with all the books and better trained dog trainers out there that there are still some old and just plain bad dog training methods still being used...

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Improving Your Dog's Recall

Improving Your Dog's Recall

Does your dog come when called?  We would like to remind everyone that you should never stop training the recall. This exercise is the most important exercise your dog can learn. Your dog can be trained and should come 99% of the time when you call him. 

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Teaching your Dog to Wait at the Door

Teaching your Dog to Wait at the Door

Is it sometimes a struggle for you to get in and out of doors with your dog?  Does your dog try to leap out of your vehicle before you can get a leash on him?

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Summertime Safety

Summertime Safety

The summer can be a fun time for your dog to play, but it can also be dangerous.  Things to keep in mind during the hot months...

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Games; Fun Training Tools

Games; Fun Training Tools

Play should always be considered training and training should be considered play. Interactive games that make you look like a trusted, respected friend are best.

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


Nothing in Life is Free

Nothing in Life is Free

Nothing in Life is Free!  (NLIF)
Also referred to as "Say Please!"

One of the questions that people ask in classes at It's PAWSible! is: "How much time should I spend doing my homework?"

 

by Beth Ostrowski-Parks, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA