puppy training

Have You Tried A “Puppy Adventure Trip?”

Socializing puppies should begin in the breeders home. Even before a puppy can hear or see, "puppy enrichment" can begin by focusing on the fully developed senses the puppy does have (those of touch and smell). For any of you who are members of my "Puppy Peaks" community I have a [...]

2018-08-29T04:59:35-04:00May 1st, 2015|57 Comments

The 8 Week Old Puppy: Transitioning From Unruly To Unbelievable

As you may or may not know, last week I made my "big decision." I publicly announced which of my 7 then seven week old puppies I was going to keep for my own.  Tomorrow night I will be hosting a "coaching call" for my "Puppy [...]

2020-01-11T20:14:04-04:00April 28th, 2015|175 Comments

Learning From the Dog, While The Dog is Learning From You

Recently while preparing for a video shoot, I put together a list of some of my most pivotal lessons I have learned from each puppy I have raised and trained over my 27 years as a dog trainer. The experience of putting this list was [...]

2020-02-05T23:30:40-04:00April 22nd, 2015|38 Comments

Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 5

This month it was fun for me to find out that Libby is giving back to her community by being a 4-H leader.  4-H has grown around the world in their mission of "engaging youth” to reach their fullest potential.  Seeing Libby spreading positive training to [...]

2018-03-05T16:48:29-04:00February 25th, 2014|5 Comments

Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 4

Libby and her dog Elliott chose one of my favorite training games to shorten one of those cold winter weeks in Kentucky, and is wearing only a sweat shirt! Ohhh to have sweatshirt weather again! Winter weeks here in Canada are ranging in the -22C [...]

2020-01-11T20:43:47-04:00January 25th, 2014|10 Comments

Junior Handler Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 3

Happy New Year… I love this time of the year… new training, new goals! Libby has been sharing with us her training from Puppy Peaks for the last 2 months. Her post last month was about helping Riley learn the confidence to wear a head halter. [...]

2016-10-04T20:59:21-04:00January 11th, 2014|6 Comments