Understanding Consistency to Get the Most Out of Training Your Dog

There are many things you can do to make training easier. The Inquisitive Canine Doggy Blog has already covered several strategies including: Essential Dog Training Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Canine  Productivity Tips to Use for Training Your Dog A Pawsitive Cultural Shift in Dog Training A current trend that runs through each of these posts is the concept of consistency. Consistency … Read More

Your New Puppy – Beyond Puppyhood: Adolescent Dogs and a Lifetime Commitment

We are wrapping up our Your New Puppy series by giving some consideration to your dog’s ‘teenage’ years… and beyond. After all, adopting a puppy means having and caring for a dog for around ten years or more! So, here are some key points to keep in mind as you prepare to navigate these next life stages: Dogs hit adolescence around six months old; … Read More

Tips For Making Vet Visits Enjoyable for Your Dog or Puppy

For this inquisitive canine doggy blog installment, we’re joined by Dr. Jamie Whittenburg, a humane, like-minded professional whose goal is to make vet visits more enjoyable for inquisitive canines everywhere! Like humans, dogs need routine veterinary care to stay healthy and happy. In fact, due to their inability to speak and tell us about things that could be amiss, regular check-ups with a veterinarian … Read More

Your New Puppy – Building on the Basics (Part Two)

Welcome back! In the most recent post in this Your New Puppy series, we started building on the basic concepts you and your puppy have been learning together so far.  We looked at how some planning, strategic management and a relationship built on trust, lay the foundation for enjoying the life you share together. So, let’s keep going! Think about how these building blocks … Read More

8 Essential Dog Training Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Canine Companion 

Guidance and feedback are vitally important when raising a healthy and happy inquisitive canine. Not only for in-the-moment situations but for the purpose of teaching them to make good choices on their own in the future. With all of the information available on how to do this, we understand that at times the never-ending stream of advice can become overwhelming. How can we help … Read More

Your New Puppy – How Do Puppies Learn?

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, a time to “…take a close look at how you meet your animal friend’s needs.” (Nationaltoday.com, 2022). For new puppy parents, training Your New Puppy, using rewards-based training methods, is a fun way to strengthen your bond through collaborative understanding. With that in mind, it helps to understand a little more about how puppies learn. Living with Inquisitive Canines … Read More

Your New Puppy – Harnessing the Joy of Loose Leash Walking

By now, you might be sensing a trend in this Inquisitive Canine series of Your New Puppy blog posts. When it comes to teaching basic cues, house-training, or any skill, pet guardians can start by taking the time to lovingly teach your puppy what you want him or her to do. If that means cooperating while getting dressed in a harness and walking nicely … Read More

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

Your New Puppy: Planning Ahead Eases Stress for People and Pets

Kids and pets – just the thought can pull at your heartstrings, especially this time of year. But when kids ask for a dog as a holiday gift, do you hear alarm bells instead of jingle bells? In this installment of the “Your New Puppy” series, we start at the beginning – is a puppy the right choice for your family right now? And … Read More

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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