Caring for your new dog
- Preparing your home for a new pet: Find advice on training, pet-proofing, and more.
- Introducing your cat to your new dog: Make both pets lifelong friends by letting them get to know each other in a phased approach.
- Introducing your dog to a new dog: Take a smart approach to bringing a new dog into the household. It could be the difference between a positive and negative experience.
- Finding a reputable dog trainer. You can also call us for a recommendation of a trainer near you!
- Protecting your dog from getting lost.
- Training. We strongly support positive reinforcement for your dog. Positive reinforcement training provides a wonderful opportunity to reinforce your dog's skills, protect their safety, and bond with your dog. Some training certifications such as Canine Good Citizen® may even help you to save money on your homeowner’s insurance.
- Teaching loose leash walking. Here's a great video for humanely teaching your dog to walk politely on a leash.
- Tackling barking issues. Barking is a normal behavior but there are many ways to help if your dog is barking excessively.
We’re happy to recommend trainers that use positive reinforcement methods such as clicker training and treats. Feel free to contact us for local trainer suggestions.