Good Manners = Good Dog

Teach your dog manners at a young age. Remember, dogs crave boundaries and you desire peace in the household. So take charge and keep in mind that you are the pack leader, and your dog will follow the pack leader.

Teach your dog that misbehaving – nipping, biting and barking incessantly – is not good dog etiquette. Even very young puppies can be taught the sit/stay, down and come commands. You can get a good dog training book, watch the Dog Whisperer or enroll you and your pup in obedience school.

If you are a proud parent of an adult dog that will need some retraining in doggy etiquette 101 don’t fret. It’s never to late to teach an older dog new tricks and the art of good manners. Dog Training Collars can be very helpful in getting the desired results.

How Often Does Your New Puppy Need to Go Out?

The rule of thumb is that a puppy can hold her urine for the number of hours that correspond to her age in months, plus one. So a two month old puppy can hold it for three hours (2+1). Keep in mind this is the maximum time she can hold it but she may feel the urge before that. If you are unable to let your puppy out at the required time, you may want to consider using a dog crate to protect your carpeting and other belongings.