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Puppy Talk

Puppy Talk offers advice and training tips for new puppy owners. We cover topics such as potty training, play biting, basic commands, behavior problems, and leash training. Dale has trained thousands of puppies, as well as raising several of his own own. If you enjoy this podcast, please follow. Be sure to check out our website at http://puppytalkpodcast.com. This podcast is sponsored by http://www.topgundogtraining.com

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5 Things Dog Trainers Never Do
Dog trainers never repeat vocal commands.Dog trainers never overuse vocal commands when training a dog.Dog trainers never get frustrated with a dog.Dog trainers never allow a dog to pull on the leash.Dog trainers don’t expect a dog to be perfect.Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:35 4/11/24
Final Puppy Talk Podcast Episode
This is episode 100, the final episode of Puppy Talk. You can still access all the Puppy Talk episodes on our website and in every podcast directory. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
03:46 4/11/24
How to Design a Puppy Training Program
The components of a puppy program:Potty Training and Crate Training Basic commands Behavior Training Leash Manners and Loose Leash Walking Socialization SkillsThis is the same information in my book, The Complete Puppy Training ManualClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
07:56 4/11/24
Child Safety Around Dogs
This episode provides dog safety tips to help prevent a dog attack. There have been two children who died from dog attacks in the past week in North Alabama. I provided dog safety content with two stories for the local news on the topic. Here are the links to the stories with an article and video.February 28, 2024, on WHNT 19 NewsMarch 4, 2024, on Fox54 News HuntsvilleDisclaimerThe tips in this article are for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to save anyone's life or entirely prevent a dog attack. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
08:01 4/2/24
Commands I Don’t Recommend for Puppies
Commands I Don’t Recommend for Puppies:OffStopNoTeach the puppy what you want it to do, not what you want it to stop doing.  In this episode, I explain in more detail the training methodology. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
08:03 4/1/24
How to Set Realistic Expectations For Your Puppy
It's important to set realistic expectations for your puppy, to be patient with them, and to accept that they are going to learn everything overnight. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
08:28 3/31/24
Using the Crate to Help With Potty Training
The best way to potty train your dog is to take advantage of the fact that they don't want to soil their bed. With crate training, you can use this instinct to teach your dog where it's okay to eliminate and where it is not allowed. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
05:18 2/27/24
Advice for Running With Your Dog
Before you decide to take your dog out with you on a running session, there are a few ideas that you need to be familiar with.Don't assume that your dog is built for runningDo talk to your pet's vetDon't go on runs if you have a puppyDo take it slowDon't forget to warm upDo look for a running trailDon't forget to train your dog to run with youDo make sure that your dog stays hydratedDon't run when it's swelteringClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:36 2/19/24
How to Choose a Good Puppy Name
Naming a new puppy is fun--but while there's nothing wrong with choosing a name that's a little bit silly, you should also be practical and thoughtful. Your name should be one you'll use daily for a lifetime.  Selecting a great name makes training more accessible and helps your dog settle into the family. Before picking a name, please listen to these tried and trustworthy tips. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:43 2/13/24
Is Your New Puppy Out of Control?
You must put in the work yourself to raise a puppy successfully. A dog trainer cannot fix all of the dog issues and strengthen your relationship with the dog. Dog trainers give advice and suggestions and help educate you on how to solve problems. You have to do the work. You have to put in the time with your dog.Things you can do right now:Check your emotions - let go of all stress, anxiety, fear, and worry.Don’t get frustrated with your puppy - they can sense your frustration, and they will also be frustrated because they don’t know what you want. Set the puppy up for success - focus on what you want the puppy to do and learn, not stopping or fixing the puppy.Set clear rules and boundaries and enforce them - this includes what rooms they are allowed into, how they must behave in the house, and how they behave on walks. Manage expectations - be patient, and don’t expect your puppy to learn everything overnight. Follow the L.E.G.S.® model for behavior issues, created by  Kim Brophey:Learned - Understanding how dogs learn helps identify effective ways to teach them new behaviors. Like humans, dogs are always learning, and not just in training sessions. Through learning, all animals learn to adapt to new situations.Environmental - The environment is everything an animal interacts with, and we humans can control it to promote a safe environment for our dogs. Examining and adjusting environmental factors helps promote positive behavior from your dog.Genetics - Recognizing the unique characteristics of your dog’s breed/s reveals your dog’s natural instincts. Each breed has its own set of genetic instructions that affect its behavior, such as herding instincts or protective tendencies.Self - Understanding your dog’s unique personality is crucial for successful mediation between you and your dog. Age, gender, nutrition, health status, and reproductive status all contribute to developing an animal’s distinct character and behavior.Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
16:22 2/6/24
How to Build Confidence in Your Puppy
Over the past year, I have seen too many puppies lacking confidence and self-esteem. They are shy, withdrawn, and fearful of experiencing new adventures and situations.Six ways to build confidence:Help Them Navigate Through Challenging SituationsDon’t Baby Them; Encourage ThemStop Spoiling ThemSocialize Them EarlyLeash TrainingOther Enrichment ActivitiesClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
04:24 1/29/24
A Paradigm Shift in Dog Training
Many people think dog training is stopping unwanted behaviors or fixing the dog. Dog training is actually teaching the dog what you want it to do.  Dog training should be focused on setting your puppy up for success instead of focusing on their unwanted behaviors. When you change your mindset to teach the puppy good behaviors, the undesirable behaviors disappear.  Focus on what you want the dog to do and reward that behavior. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
05:51 1/19/24
Therapy Dog Training for Puppies
A therapy dog lends comfort and affection to people in a facility setting or specific individuals who require visitation to deal with a physical or emotional problem. There are 4 steps to complete Therapy Dog Training.  After these 4 steps, you must take a test and be observed by the therapy dog organization for several public visits with your dog around people. I suggest ATD (Alliance of Therapy Dogs).  My dog, Dixie, and I are members of this organization.Step 1: Complete a Basic Dog Obedience Program. This gives you the foundation of basic commands, loose leash walking, and proper socialization skills. Step 2: Complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen Training and Test (CGC). This test consists of 10 items listed here.  (The AKC CGC is not a Therapy Dog certification)Step 3: Complete the AKC Community Canine Training and Test (Advanced CGC). This will ensure that you and your dog are fully prepared for the Tester/Observer to meet with you for evaluations and testing. Step 4: Get tested and observed by the ATD Tester/Observer. This is all done voluntarily and consists of 3 visits with visits with the tester/observer to complete your ATP Therapy Dog Certification.Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
11:21 1/16/24
Taking Your Puppy Outside in Bad Weather
Conditioning your puppy for bad weather, such as heat, cold, rain, and snow, is essential. This helps build their confidence and allows them to realize that bad weather is part of their life. In this episode, I explain how to do this safely and effectively. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
09:04 1/15/24
Top 6 Dog Training Mistakes
Here is a list of the top 6 dog training mistakes:Chastisement upon returnConfusing rulesRewards for bad behaviorConstantly offering food treatsGetting angryPoor communicationYou can read the article here: https://www.topgundogtraining.com/post/dog-training-mistakes-avoid-them-if-you-want-a-well-behaved-poochClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
07:05 1/13/24
How to Control Puppy Play Biting
One way puppies can explore the world and learn about things is with their mouth. They pick up everything from the ground and bite stuff because they have no other way to explore and learn about physical objects. In this episode, I teach you a method to stop puppy play biting. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:35 1/12/24
Potty Training Your Puppy
3 Steps to Potty Train Your Puppy. More info in my book Potty Training Your Puppy.1) Your puppy should always be supervised or confined while indoors. Supervise your puppy closely or have them in the crate. Supervised means you will see it taking place if your puppy has an accident. The only exception to this rule is if you know your puppy has just gone potty and now has an empty bladder or colon. Then, you may be able to get away with a brief period of less intense supervision, but never leave your puppy completely unsupervised. Watch for sniffing, crying, circling, panting, or suddenly wandering away from you and going off to the corner or near a wall. These are signs that they need to go potty.2)  Take your puppy outside on a leash as often as possible. Puppies 8-12 weeks must go out at least every hour, supervised while on a leash. Set up your walk to match your puppy's patterns. Take them to their place to go potty. Now say “go potty, go potty” very enthusiastically.  Keep repeating this command until they do. If they do not potty after 10-15 minutes, bring them back inside, put them in a crate for 10 minutes, and then bring them outside again to repeat the process.3) Give your puppy praise and a treat immediately after they go potty outside. Choose a high-value food reward you will use to give your puppy once they go potty outside on the grass. Praise your puppy for going potty on the grass, provide them with a lot of affection and say “good boy or good girl” so they understand that you are praising them for doing something good. More info in my book Potty Training Your Puppy.Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
11:25 1/4/24
How to Use Your Puppies Name in Training
There are two times when you need to use your puppy's name when training.  One is if there are multiple dogs present. The other is to get them to come to you.  Don't overuse the puppy's name, or there will be no value to it. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:52 1/2/24
Littermate Syndrome in Puppies
Littermate syndrome is a term that describes unwanted behaviors among sibling dogs, including aggression and intense attachment. It is often used to describe behavioral issues that occur when two or more dogs from the same litter are raised together and adopted into the same home.If you are considering adopting two puppies from the same litter, it is essential to do your research and understand the risks of littermate syndrome. By taking steps to prevent it, you can help your puppies develop into well-adjusted and well-behaved dogs.The reference article used in the podcast is https://www.thewildest.com/dog-behavior/dont-take-two-littermatesClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
09:48 1/1/24
3 Leash Training Tips
Leash training your puppy is an essential part of obedience and discipline.  Leash training will get your puppy out of the house to learn socialization skills and how to behave in public. These are called Leash Manners. Here are three tips to help leash train your puppy. Keep the walks short, about 5-10 minutes. Long walks for young puppies ages 8-24 weeks could result in them losing focus and energy, enabling them to check out and develop unwanted behaviors.Focus on discipline and obedience while on the walks. Have your puppy go out in your driveway or sidewalk and sit. They must learn patience and be desensitized to distractions such as other dogs, people, and cars.Finish the walk with a calming ritual on the puppy's bed when they come inside from the walk. This conditions them to develop the habit of exercise followed by relaxation. You can use a Kong, Lickimat, bully stick, or a deer antler to help them settle.  More tips can be found in my book Leash Training Your Puppy, available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BVGJ3DPQOnline course, Leash Training Your Puppy: https://www.puppytraining.dog/leash-training-your-puppyPuppy Training and Puppy Vaccines https://www.puppytalkpodcast.com/can-you-take-your-puppy-outside-before-it-is-fully-vaccinated/Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:44 9/5/23
5 Potty Training Tips
Potty training a puppy is very simple is you follow the basic guidelines in this episode. Manage the puppy's space in the houseReward the puppy immediately after they go potty outsideBe consistent; take the puppy out at least every hourDon’t use pee pads. Combine potty training with obedience and leash training.Potty Training Your Puppy Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
10:58 8/12/23
How Much Exercise Does Your Puppy Need?
Your puppy's age and breed can determine the amount of exercise your puppy needs. Some dogs will need more than others. This episode advises determining what your puppy needs for exercise and mental stimulation.  The book mentioned in this episode is Leash Training Your Puppy. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
10:15 7/18/23
How to Teach The Place Command
The place command is an essential tool in the training arsenal of any puppy owner, enabling them to establish control over their furry friend's movements both indoors and outdoors.  Follow the three steps in this podcast and read the article from Top Gun Dog Trainings website or read the transcript for this podcast. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
05:32 6/26/23
Fun Indoor Mental Stimulation Ideas for Your Puppy
Oftentimes, puppy owners are unaware of their puppies' need for mental stimulation. However, once they are educated on how to introduce it into everyday life and form a more structured schedule for their puppy, owners will see results almost immediately. While there are endless ways to mentally stimulate your puppy, I am going to recommend some of my favorites in the list below, which have proven to be the most beneficial for new puppy owners and their new puppies. 5-10 Minute Training SessionsStuffed KongDoggy PuzzlesIn conclusion, mental enrichment is very important for your puppy, and there are endless opportunities to enrich your dog's mind. Look to your local pet stores or online for toys that will exhaust your puppy with little effort on your part!Here is the article written by Catherine Wilson: https://topgundogtraining.com/blog/f/3-fun-ideas-for-indoor-mental-stimulation-for-your-puppyClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
06:00 6/11/23
How to Calm a Hyper Puppy
As a professional dog trainer, I have never been asked to help make a puppy more hyper, but almost every new puppy owner requests some training on how to make their puppy more calm. To achieve the goal of puppy calmness, it’s mostly about trimming the fat…or eliminating things you are doing that overstimulate the puppy. In addition, most new puppy owners unconsciously create and reinforce the unwanted hyper puppy behavior.  Calming hyper behavior in your puppy is about down less, not more. Here are 3 tips to help make your puppy calmStop talking to them so much with commands they don’t know in a high-pitched voice. It’s gibberish to them, similar to Charlie Brown’s school teacher. The puppy has no idea what you say, and your voice is a form of affection that will get your puppy more hyper. “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say much.” John Wayne.Stop touching them so much when they are hyper - this will only reinforce the unwanted behavior. Save affection as a life reward when your puppy is calm and tired.Ensure your puppy gets enough sleep, exercise, mental stimulation, and leash training and is on a strict schedule for discipline. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
08:06 5/19/23
It’s Not the Puppy's Fault
The goal of raising a puppy is to prevent unwanted behaviors from developing so that you can live harmoniously with your puppy. Most new puppy owners allow most unwanted behavior to develop, even reinforcing the behaviors in the puppy. The behaviors I get called the most to help “fix” are play biting, jumping, barking, chewing, and pulling on the leash.  Once the puppy has associated the unwanted behavior with something that’s ok for them to do, they will keep doing it. It only takes 1-2 times for the puppy to rehearse an unwanted behavior, such as play biting, jumping, barking, or chewing furniture, for the behavior to be programmed into their software (brain).How to prevent unwanted behaviors:Stop reinforcing themStop allowing them to developFind replacement behaviorsClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
10:09 5/7/23
How to Stop Puppy Barking in the Crate
Focusing on your puppy being calm in the crate lets you create a list of ways to achieve this goal. I will help you get started with this list. It is up to you to expand on this list and follow through.Help your puppy develop a positive association with the crate by feeding them their meals there. Also, playing games with your puppy, going into the crate to fetch a toy or treat, and calling them out of the crate playfully and happily will allow them to associate fun and good things with the crate. Help your puppy learn to relax in the crate and that it’s not a torture device. Try putting the crate in a location where the puppy can see you. Try moving it to the living room if they cry or bark with the crate in the bedroom. Explore your options and see what works best. Place a bully stick, Lickimat, or stuffed Kong in their crate with them.Help your puppy learn that it’s not the end of the world when you leave. If your puppy is very attached to you and can’t leave the house without them crying in the crate, you will have to start with a very short duration of 30-60 seconds and build up from there.  Once you get to the puppy being calm for 10-15 minutes, you should be OK.Help your puppy desensitize to departure cues, such as the sound of the front door closing or you grabbing your keys to leave. This is the hardest part. If you are unsuccessful on your own, you should consider hiring a CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer) to help you. This is usually done virtually so you can work with any CSAT anywhere in the world. These are just a few things you can do to help your puppy not bark or cry in the crate. Here is a great article from the ASPCA about separation anxiety.  This is not my expertise. I am only here to pass on some useful resources to you.https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/common-dog-behavior-issues/separation-anxietyClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
07:43 4/21/23
Why Are So Many Puppies Being Rehomed?
This is a great question. In this podcast episode, I will discuss why so many puppies are being rehomed and how to prevent this from happening to your puppy. Why Are So Many Puppies Being Rehomed?Owners don’t have time to raise and train a puppy.Owners have unrealistic expectations for their puppies.Owners realize they have the wrong dog for their lifestyle. Puppy develops behavior problems that are hard to fix. How to prevent rehoming your puppyChoose the right puppyProvide very clear rules and boundariesPut them on a structured scheduleGet obedience training for them ASAPGet leash training for them ASAPSet them up for successUse this website https://dogtime.com/ to look up breed characteristics before getting a puppy. Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
11:25 4/11/23
Essential Equipment for New Puppies
Here is the List of some Essential Equipment for New Puppies:Dog Bed for relaxation and teaching placePlay Toys for enrichmentKong® mental stimulation toysLickiMat® mental stimulation feedersDog Puzzles for mental stimulationBully Sticks for heavy chewersDear Antler for aggressive chewersNylabone® Puppy Starter Kit for moderate chewers6” Snap Leash for leash training and walkingCollar for use with the snap leashLong Line for enrichment and teaching recallFront Clip Harness for training walksRear Clip Harness for enrichment walksCrate for safe place confinementPlaypen to give your puppy a place to playBaby Gates to help establish boundaries Training Treats for reward-based trainingDog Clicker for a marker during trainingClick here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
11:16 4/9/23
The Importance of Puppy Socialization
Isolating your puppy in the house and yard during their critical socialization period of 4-16 weeks is a big mistake.  Lack of puppy socialization during the critical period of their life is the number one reason they develop serious behavior problems as adult dogs.Here is the link to a resource on the importance of puppy socialization from  Robert K Anderson, DVM  http://trainyourdogmonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/APDT_TYDMRKLetter.pdf Here are some great places to take your dog for socializing, enrichment, and practicing obedience commands with distractions. These stores require your dog to be on a leash, but also consider parks and other outdoor places to socialize off-leash.Home DepotLowesAce HardwareBass Pro ShopsTJ MaxMichael'sHobby LobbyDicks Sporting GoodsPetcoPetsmartThis is just a short list of indoor socialization stores where you can bring your dog or puppy. Be sure to contact the store in your area before going, as individual locations may have specific dog rules.Click here to purchase my new book, The Complete Puppy Training Manual. Purchase my new book Potty Training Your Puppy here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNGRNXNXRESOURCES:Podcast Website: http://puppytalkpodcast.comSponsor Website: http://www.topgundogtraining.comDale's books: https://www.amazon.com/author/dalebuchanan
09:07 4/3/23

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