Category Archives: Puppy rearing

What Do You Get When You Combine Rambunctious With Unsure?

The answer? Week 8 and 9 in puppy’s life. Second Fear Imprinting Period Staggered Onset Canine behaviorism literature puts the Second Fear Imprinting Period at week 8, with slight deviation from this timeline in smaller breeds, which tend to stretch everything … Continue reading

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Canned Pumpkin And A Turkey Baster aka My Must-Have List for Puppy Owners

Canned Pumpkin It may seem obvious what a prospective puppy owner will need to get before the puppy arrives. A food and water bowl. A dog bed. A crate. But canned pumpkin? That’s right. The kind where the only ingredient is … Continue reading

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Baby Steps Or Rather Puppy Steps Of Training

Follow just a handful of simple rules for training your pup and he will thank you by learning fast. Continue reading

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Puppy Protocols – Can You “Waterproof” a Water-Phobic Norwich Or Keep His Feet From Pawprinting Your Pants?

A Doorbell Whenever a doorbell rings in my house the terriers raise the ear-splitting alarm. They are loud and jumpy, just the way their kind has been bred for generations. Their piercing voices were intended to save their lives whenever they got stuck in a collapsed … Continue reading

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Characters Emerge

Distinct Puppy Profiles The boys turned 7-weeks old yesterday. They are little doggies now, with their individual predispositions and temperaments (not to be confused with personalities yet). I have always said that a puppy is everyone’s sweetheart but your adult dog, … Continue reading

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Puppy Culture “Puppy Party” – 6 Weeks Old

This is an edited version with 4 videos. This has been a very exciting week for the puppies, with two big events – a “puppy party” mid-week and our large summer party we hosted yesterday. What Is A “Puppy Party”? A “puppy … Continue reading

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Food Matters

Sensitive Subject On Human Side Of Things There are volumes written about dog nutrition, hundreds of studies conducted (admittedly, the majority funded by dog food industries) and there are as many myths as proven theories floating around. It is one … Continue reading

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