Training tip – teach your dog a new holiday trick!
Prepping for a puppy
When to start training a new puppy
Adjusting to a new dog sibling – Romeo and Zuzu

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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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Training tip – teach your dog a new holiday trick!
 
For most of us, the holiday season means more time with family and friends and hopefully a little less time at work and/or school! Things can get hectic, and for our dogs, that might mean you are spending more time at home with them, or you might be out and about even more than usual. Either way, it’s important to make sure your dogs are getting enough exercise, mental stimulation and attention from you.


One of Romeo’s favorite tricks is “up” to jump up on an object, such as this tree stump.

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Prepping for a puppy
 
Bringing home a puppy is exciting. It’s also a lot of work! We just brought home a new puppy on Saturday, December 7th. Zuzu is a Greyhound (or possibly a Greyhound mix) whose mom was brought into rescue, and only when they took her in to be spayed did they find out that she was already pregnant. Since they were whelped at a kennel rather than a house, the pups were released to their new (very experienced) homes at around 6 weeks of age, rather than the typical 8 weeks.
 

Zuzu resting in her pen.

 
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When to start training a new puppy

How soon can I start training my new puppy? It’s a question I get frequently for clients who have just brought home a new puppy. Many people are under the unfortunate idea that they need to wait. They don’t!



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Adjusting to a new dog sibling – Romeo and Zuzu

Bringing home a new baby brother or sister can be tough on the older sibling. New babies require a lot of time and attention, and that can be tough for a big brother (or sister) to handle. Especially so for either an only child or the one who was the baby until the new addition joined the family. Romeo can tell you all about the downside to being a big brother!


Romeo and Zuzu playing in the snow.

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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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