Did you know that 77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend's dog? Here are a couple great videos about how to read dog body language--dog bites are predictable, they don't come out of the blue. Teach your puppy bite inhibition, don't punish the growl, and learn to read what your dog is trying to tell you. Stop the 77.
I love The Family Dog website and training program--the videos below are produced by them. For those with children, please watch the videos with your children before your puppy comes home to you. Children would enjoy the Kids Club videos--The Family Dog has several that are free on their website and many more that are included in their training program. If you decide you want to purchase the program, enter Breeder20 for a 20% off discount. I am really impressed with their training modules and highly recommend that you go through their program with your children, in addition to working with a local trainer.
Article by Smart Dog University and
YouTube video below
Click on image above to link directly to Puppy Culture
or select the link below to see an overview video.
Love Is All You Need is a wonderful book about bond-based training.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Here is a great article comparing various pet insurance plans on the market:
Dog Vaccinations website link
Dog Vaccines: What Every Vet and Owner Should Know website link
Puppy Leaks is the website/blog of a dog trainer who has great ideas about bond based training techniques.
Getting and holding your dog's attention through learning impulse control is the training foundation upon which all other behaviors are built. Here is an article about how to help your dog learn impulse control:
Below is a link to a groomer in Georgia that specializes in Doodle coats.
She has great advice regarding how to get your puppy ready for visits to a professional groomer.