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Your New Puppy – Unleashing Adventures in Potty Training

Next up in this Inquisitive Canine series for new puppy parents, we’d like to help get you and your new buddy started off on the right paw with some tips for house-training, so you can move on to harnessing the really fun stuff – romping, playing and enjoying life together! Potty Training Your Puppy: A Step-by-Step Summary: If you’re house-training a young puppy, recognize … Read More
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Your New Puppy – How to Enjoy Fun and Success While Training the Basics

Greetings new puppy parents! Did you know that January is Train Your Dog Month? What excellent timing! Because for you and your new puppy, now is the ideal time to create a lifetime of good habits for everything, including eliminating outside and walking calmly on a leash. Since puppies are active, like to play, have lots of energy, and still need to learn what … Read More
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Your New Puppy: The First Night at Home – Starting Out on the Right Paw from Day One

Congratulations on your new puppy! As an inquisitive pet parent, you know that the first six months of a dog’s life are of critical importance. Right away, you might be wondering how you can help your sweet new family addition feel more relaxed and at ease.  Rightfully so. Change can be stressful, and puppies might be especially stressed when they’re first brought home. All … Read More
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Your New Puppy – A Resource for Pet Parents and Puppy Parents-To-Be

The Inquisitive Canine team is rolling out a series of blog posts dedicated to new puppy parents.  If you’re expecting a bundle of (inquisitive) canine joy, read on to get started on the right paw. Of course, opening your heart and home to a new puppy involves more than purchasing everything on the checklist and going through a few days of house training. So, … Read More
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Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun for Dogs – Did Someone Say Treats?

With Halloween just around the corner, we can use this time to practice key skills with our inquisitive canines while having some fright-less fun along the way. Let’s make this celebration a real treat for our dogs by:  Teaching them to enjoy playing dress-up Reinforcing good greeting and leash walking manners And of course, keeping them safe! Dress(-up) Rehearsals We don’t want dogs to … Read More
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Real-World Solutions to Dog Training Challenges – Resource Guarding

Guarding objects is a normal, common, instinctual behavior in all animals, including humans!  If we don’t take care of our stuff, our valued resources could easily be lost or stolen – which are outcomes each of us tries to avoid.  So, now let’s consider our dogs. In the wild, when a dog [any animal] is in possession of, and wants to retain possession of, … Read More
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Real-World Solutions to Dog Training Challenges: Impulse Control (Part Two)

In Part One of this post on Real-World Solutions for Impulse Control, we explored a pawsitive approach to teaching your inquisitive canine polite-and safe- manners around an open door to prevent door dashing and described some training games to encourage Fido to take treats gently. In this next installment, we will walk you through training polite manners for greeting others while on leash. It’s … Read More
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Real-World Solutions to Dog Training Challenges: Impulse Control (Part One)

Let’s face it, if dogs were born with a strong foundation of self-control, well, they wouldn’t really be dogs, would they? That said, darting out the door, bolting down the street, going after someone or grabbing food can result in catastrophic consequences! It’s important for us to teach our dogs that, in some situations, slow and steady pays off. In this two-part series, we’ll … Read More
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