It's important to start training your puppy as soon as possible. If you wait, you'll end up with a fearful, difficult to train young dog.
Due to concerns about vaccinations, it used to be that socialization and behavioral training for dogs didn’t start until a puppy was around six months old. However, this route… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/when-start-training-your-puppy/
Leash reactivity--when a dog tends to approach other dogs aggressively while on a leash--is a very common issue for dog owners to face. However, there are ways of overcoming this problem.
When you take your dog for a walk, do you find yourself cringing every time you see another dog coming your way? Many dog owners dread these encounters, as they end up having to… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/overcoming-your-dogs-leash-reactivity/
Boarding your dog while your family is on vacation can be a stressful situation, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips on how to get your pup ready for a stress-free stay at Local Bark!
With summer coming up, we’re getting ourselves ready for the surge of customers who are heading out on the open road or getting on a plane, and need to board the furry members of… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/getting-ready-boarding-your-dog/
Puppies play in different ways, and it’s helpful knowing what to look for when determining what is appropriate play, and what is too much.
There is nothing cuter than playful puppies. They play with each other, with toys, with their own tails, and with us. They chase, pounce, bounce, and wrestle. Their instincts… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/your-puppy-playing-normally/
During the first few months puppy is in your home, it’s easy to get into problem-solving mode and forget about actually training puppy. Most training at this stage is focused on prevention so that normal-but-annoying puppy behaviors don’t become habits. …
During the first few months puppy is in your home, it’s easy to get into problem-solving mode (as discussed in the previous articles of the Get Puppy S.M.A.R.T. series and… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/get-puppy-smrt-training/
Even when we’re doing everything we can to be Puppy SMART, sometimes we see red flags in our puppy’s behavior that should immediately be addressed. As trainers and behavior professionals, we spend a lot of time dealing with issues in adolescent and adult …
Behaviors that require help NOW
Even when we’re doing everything we can to be Puppy SMART, sometimes we see red flags in our puppy’s behavior that should immediately be… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/get-puppy-smart-red-flags/
Activity - Every puppy owner wants to know what activities they can do with puppy to burn off some of that puppy energy. The key is to play in a way that doesn’t encourage behaviors that, although normal for dog play, are unsafe for play with humans, like…
Practice Proper Play
Every puppy owner wants to know what activities they can do with puppy to burn off some of that puppy energy. The key is to play in a way that doesn’t… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/get-puppy-smart-activity/
Getting Puppy SMART means during the first few months puppy is in your home you should be focused on Socialization, Management, Activity, spotting Red flags, and Training. Today we discuss management and its importance in puppy training.
Getting Puppy SMART means that during the first few months puppy is in your home, you should be focused on Socialization, Management, Activity, spotting Red flags, and… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/get-puppy-smart-management/
If you're bringing home a new puppy, you're probably focusing on things like potty-training and home breaking. But don't forget one of the most essential needs in a puppy's early life: socialization.
We know people don’t bring home a happy puppy aiming to turn it into a hyperactive, uncontrollable dog. We know that new puppy owners are focused on essential – not to mention… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-avoid-messing-perfectly-good-puppy/
While it's important to recognize that all dogs are different, and can be motivated by different things, most dogs will respond quite well if it means he can earn a treat, or a quick game of tug. Use this list to get you started on the right path to train…
In the spirit of the Best Of’s at The Local Bark, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you what I consider the 5 Essential Tools You’ll Need to Train Your Dog. While it's… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/5-essential-tools-train-your-dog/