Hero Dogs Sandy (front) working hard at Puppy II training class - we are working on timed sit/stay down/stay and stand/stay and then added a bouncing ball and a wooden wobble duck for distractions! Next picture Hero Dogs Sandy is working on leave it - she’s focused on the bone on the pavement and she just looks away for the click and treat! Great class tonight - especially all the games we played-ie musical chairs! #herodogsinc#herodogsintraining#puppytraining#funandgames @herodogshawkeye @herodogsbetty @herodogsdip @herodogspearl @herodogscandy @herodogsbarney @herodogscaptain @herodogsderby
Finley getting some playtime after a training session with one of our fun rope toys from @properpupssnacksvt 💖🐾. We love ending young pups training lessons with some interactive play. It helps drain energy, builds relationship and channels puppy behaviors like pawing, biting and chasing to an appropriate outlet.
“YOUR NATURE EFFECTS HOW YOU ABSORB YOUR NUTURE” -FDT 🐾 🐶 When you hear trainers talk about puppies you may hear things like: create the dog you want, start now and mold the dog of your dreams, imprint your puppy to be social with other dogs, like the water and swimming, love all people and children.👨👩👧👦 🐶 That’s the bubble and I’m going to pop it. Can you condition a puppy to be comfortable with being bathed and nail trims? Yes. Can you properly socialize a puppy so it likes dogs and people? Yes. With one puppy sure. With the other you can do all of that positive association training for months during the critical imprinting window and as an adult dog, they still may struggle in those areas that you worked so hard for them not to struggle in. Why? 🤨 Genetics. 🧬 part of that being....your dog’s nervous system sensitivity and structure. I have raised multiple litters of puppies and I will tell you this. YOU CANNOT OUT-NUTURE NATURE. Go ahead, try it. You can’t. It’s kind of like throwing darts at a board. Somethings will stick, and others things just won’t. Your dog’s genetics and their personal make up affect how they are absorbing all of those experiences.😬 🐶 This does not mean that we don’t recommend giving a puppy the best start possible. We preach that from the rooftop. A lot of the things you do will stick. But don’t be discouraged when some of it doesn’t. Don’t feel like a failure. Learning to change your expectations of how your dog turns out as an adult is way more important.🤯 🐶 If you have an ideal image in your head of a perfect dog, honestly, you may be better off adopting an adult dog or buying an adult dog from a breeder so you know essentially how they came out in the wash. Again, please don’t let anything I’m saying deter you from trying to mold your dream dog. Some of you will get exactly what you worked for. But the truth is others will not, and I’m here to tell you
For his socialization outing, Cody and I went to his future groomer, Cheeky Bubbles, to the El Dorado Country Pet store, to Cameron Vet where we were so lucky to meet 7 week old Scout, practiced some patio manners outside Arable and hung out outside some shops across the street. We met lots of people, practiced manners when seeing dogs on leash, and of course, made a new puppy friend on Scout. Thank you to each place we visited who were so lovely and let us come in and socialize! When we first got to the groomers, Cody was too scared to go inside. The smells and noises were too much. Remember that socialization means positive experiences to novelty, so it was so important to back off and work up to it! Instead of pulling him inside or picking him up and going in, I opened the door, gave a bunch of treats and snuggles, and moved away when he needed. We repeated that a few times and then he was very happy to trot through the door on his own and was greeted by a lovely staff member who gave him loads of snuggles and scritches. And he got more treats inside! Socialize those puppies. #socializeyourpuppy#puppysocialization#usefood#socializesocializesocialize #socializationismorethanjustexposure #cutepuppies#cavapoosofinstagram#cavapoopuppy#puppytraining#empoweredpuppypackage#eldoradosantafe#puppiesofsantafe#dogtrainer
Toaster, Miniature Labradoodle (8 y/o), Riverwood, Portland, OR • “He’s gotten into fights with other dogs and a raccoon once, so he doesn’t like other dogs and is scared of dogs that look like raccoons. He’s named after the evil villains in Battlestar Galactica and the Instagram filter is named after him.” @toasterpup Via @thedogist FOLLOW 👉@alldogsneedahome FOLLOW 👉@alldogsneedahome
We’re throwing it back to when this cutie joined our class — it’s WINSTON! He’s a 5-month-old Goldendoodle and has been working so hard on all learning all his good-boy puppy skills. 🤗 He’s been doing AH-MAZ-ING in our class (you may have caught him a few times showing off in our Stories 😉) AND he’s going to be one of our students performing at this coming Sunday’s live demo at the California Science Center! 🤩 Every other Sunday we participate in the incredible Dogs! A Science Tail exhibit, teaching families about the importance of puppy training, and letting them see what our students can do! 🐶 We have a link in our bio with all the details, and if you’re in the LA area, this exhibit is a MUST! We’re doing 3 shows at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm this Sunday April 28th — if you’re there, come say hi! We have some special gifts for our IG family! We’ve always got some extra lovin’ for you all! ❣️ #tbt#throwbackthursday#goldendoodle#goldendoodlepuppy#dogsasciencetail#californiasciencecenter#puppytraining#puppyschool#thepuppyacademy
Try the Replacement Theory Replacement theory is a way to keep your puppy from chewing on inappropriate things. Remember, he doesn’t know any better. So when you catch him with your shoe, firmly say no, take it away, and replace it with something your puppy is allowed to chew on. #newfoundlandpuppy#newfiesofinstagram