Training tip – your most important “tool” with your dog is patience!
Puppy play – should big and small dogs be separated?
Puppy biting getting worse?

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Hand-made fleece tug toys
 With Zuzu at our house, we needed a toy that was long enough we could play tug with her without her grabbing our hands or just redirect her from “puppy attacks” on us. Our fleece tug toys are perfect for playing with nippy puppies or any dogs who like to play tug. Tug is a great game for learning self control, drop it and to NOT grab human hands when playing. Our tug toys sell for $15.



Dehydrated beef (jerky) treats
As many of you know, we feed our dogs a raw diet and prepare our own food. Given all the dog food and treat recalls over the past several years, we like knowing exactly what our dogs are being fed and where the ingredients are sourced. So we now also make our own treats, including dehydrated beef jerky. Made from 100% grass fed beef from local Colorado ranches where cows are treated humanely. Since we do not use any additives or preservatives, treats must be refrigerated or frozen. Our treats sell for $13 per 6 ounce package. Please contact us about delivery options.  



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Zuzu, a greyhound at 4.5 weeks old

We've added a new puppy to our household!  A local greyhound rescue group that we work with received a pregnant foster and they asked us to adopt one of the puppies.  We have named her Zuzu (the name of one of the characters in the movie, Its A Wonderful Life). We post as much detail as possible about how we raise her, including not just training, but covering areas including the food we feed her, dental and nail trimming care, socialization, crate and house training and more.  Click here for a listing of these posts.
 
 

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Hand-made fleece tug toys
With Zuzu at our house, we needed a toy that was long enough we could play tug with her without her grabbing our hands or just redirect her from “puppy attacks” on us. Our fleece tug toys are perfect for playing with nippy puppies or any dogs who like to play tug. Tug is a great game for learning self control, drop it and to NOT grab human hands when playing. Our tug toys sell for $15.



Dehydrated beef (jerky) treats
As many of you know, we feed our dogs a raw diet and prepare our own food. Given all the dog food and treat recalls over the past several years, we like knowing exactly what our dogs are being fed and where the ingredients are sourced. So we now also make our own treats, including dehydrated beef jerky. Made from 100% grass fed beef from local Colorado ranches where cows are treated humanely. Since we do not use any additives or preservatives, treats must be refrigerated or frozen. Our treats sell for $13 per 6 ounce package. Please contact us about delivery options. 

 


Training tip – your most important “tool” with your dog is patience!
 
Our lives today are very hectic. We’re always racing from one thing to the next and never seem to have enough hours in the day to get it all done. We often carry this “gotta get it done NOW!” attitude over to training our dogs. We expect our dogs to do it RIGHT NOW! I see it often when clients are training their dogs. The person says “sit” and if the dog doesn’t sit in less than a second, the person is repeating. And repeating. And repeating.


Welsh Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier puppies need patience when training – just as ALL breeds and ages do!

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Puppy play – should big and small dogs be separated?
 
In addition to my Puppy Preschool group training classes, I also offer a Puppy Recess Socialization Hour on Sundays. Depending on the group I get each Sunday, sometimes all of the puppies play well together and sometimes they don’t. Most people assume that large breed puppies should play only with other large breed puppies and small breed puppies should only play with small breed puppies. And some trainers, day cares or others will separate them out. I can understand that if it’s a large group and there is not enough supervision. (But then, I am not a fan of large groups with not enough supervision ever.)
 

Puppy biting getting worse?

The puppy biting seemed to be getting a little better. But now it’s getting worse again! Most likely your puppy is teething. The baby teeth are getting ready to fall out and the adult teeth are starting to come in. It’s a difficult time for everyone!


Frozen beef broth cubes and fleece tug toy

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Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Ed Soehnel, The wife/husband team of The Light of Dog, with Romeo, our Vizsla. 
Image Taken at Snow Mountain Ranch, near Granby, Colorado.  See the full image here.


Sue conducts all training for Love My Dog Training, our business in metro-Denver, Colorado, since 2004. Sue has been providing dog training and behavior counseling since 1996. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is author of Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Sanity and Successfully Living with Your Adolescent Dog, Ask The Trainer: Answers to common questions about dog training and behavior issues, including jumping, leash manners, aggression, fearfulness, and morehas written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training published in 2010. She also writes a bimonthly Ask the Trainer column for the Colorado Greyhound Adoption newsletter and is the the Co-Founder of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network, which provides networking, training and dog -related education, business education, and referral sources for trainers in Colorado. Her designations include: approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and, a Professional Member and the Greeter for the State of Colorado of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Ed’s background is leading companies from startup through exit.  He splits his time between working on The Light Of Dog and Love My Dog Training , and working with startups and early-stage B2C and B2B2C companies.  More about Ed can be found on his website

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