Teaching your dog to eliminate outdoors takes patience, common sense, and realistic expectations. Housetraining is your dog’s first training experience and it is important that you make this first experience a good one.
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 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.
A crate is your absolute best management tool. I cannot imagine bringing up a well-behaved puppy without a crate.
10 Steps to take for a successful dog adoption. Wondering how to make your new pet feel at home? Read how...
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.
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.
Top 6 Training Tips for Successful Dog Training
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!
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...
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.
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?
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...
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.
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?"
Beth: Dr. Losert, how long have you been a Veterinarian?
Dr. Losert: I have been a veterinarian for over 20 years. I worked in a human healthcare profession for 8 years prior to Veterinary school.
Beth: Since you’ve been a Veterinarian how many clinics have you worked in?
Dr Losert: I worked in Eastern Massachusetts then came to Western Massachusetts where my family always wanted to settle. I have worked as a Veterinarian at Wellesley Animal Hospital, Boston Road Animal Hospital (ER), ER doctor in New London CT., Chief of Staff and one of the founding owners of Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in South Deerfield, Northampton Veterinary Clinic, Montgomery Road Veterinary Hospital and VCA Southwick Animal Hospital.