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Bark-eology 101

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Dog Basics
Sticking to a Puppy Schedule

Sticking to a schedule can sometimes be difficult so it’s important to ensure your puppy's schedule is easy to follow, fits well into your life, and isn’t stressful! Set realistic timelines and expectations, remember a new home is just as stressful and fun for your puppy as it is for you.

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What is the Best Dog Training Method?

In Positive dog training the teacher or trainer will base their training in positive reinforcement techniques which means they will actively introduce rewards to reinforce desired behaviour, this also means they will work to teach your dog how to actively learn.

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What to expect
What to expect at 12 months

Your pup is officially a year old! 🎉 You’ve made it through most of the difficult moments in your pup’s training and day to day life. Here’s where the fun stuff happens. It’s important to remember your dog will continue to learn and grow throughout their life.

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Dog Basics
How Long Do Puppies Sleep For?

You will notice that your puppy has sporadic bursts of energy that quickly depletes and turns into another snooze session. This is because there is so much new information that they are absorbing while they are awake. It doesn’t take much to tire them out when they are young and it is up to you to ensure that your puppy sleeps it off when they are supposed to.

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How-To
How to Choose a Dog Trainer

You should interview your trainer and ensure you align with their methods and feel comfortable with that trainer. There are different types of dog trainers and different types of dog training methods. Trainers should be upfront and honest about all of their methods.

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International Dog Day 2021

Our dogs are spoiled pretty much every day, as it should be, so it only makes sense to spoil them a tiny tad more. However, International Dog Day is more than just a day to celebrate dogs, the meaning behind this day is to shine light on the millions of stray animals as well.

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How-To
How Do I Teach My Dog Their Name?

Whether you have just welcomed home a puppy or a dog, they may not necessarily know their own name so the best way to teach is only by positive associations with that word. You can use the power of positive reinforcement to teach them that this specific word means only good things. 

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How-To
How Do I Socialize My Puppy?

When your puppy’s socializing, they’re learning so much and we can definitely help them through that process. Many interactions can often be left alone and monitored, but if there’s excessive fear, bullying, over-arousal or conflict from any pups involved, it’s good to break that up and redirect them on to something better!

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Dog Basics
A Guide to Setting Up a Playdate for Your Pup

Just how introducing a baby or a young child to others the same age as them is important for childhood development, the same goes for puppies. Getting to know fellow canines is a crucial part of the developm...

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How-To
How to Positively Train Your Dog

The first step to starting with positive reinforcement dog training is to find a trainer who is transparent about their methods, continues their education through reputable sources and is comfortable explaining their knowledge and methods throughout the process.

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How-To
How to Stop Puppy Teething

Puppy teething is extremely painful for your pup and their gums will be super sore. Their teeth usually start to fall at the 3-4 month mark. Puppy teething usually lasts till about 6 months and you’ll be finding your pup’s baby teeth around the house well before that.

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Dog Basics
Why is my dog eating grass?

Has your dog started to look at grass differently? In a, “this is the yummiest thing ever” kind of way? If so, you’re not alone and it is completely normal! Dogs eating grass is quite common and this form of...

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