It’s never too early to begin training your puppy

By far the most important early training for any puppy is socialization to other puppies and dogs, to people and to everything else they will ever encounter in their lives. This is also the ideal period for a puppy to “learn to learn” and that command compliance might earn a reward.

Treats are your dog’s paycheck, not a bribe

Reward-based training is the scientifically proven method for teaching dogs desirable behaviors. Treats are your dog’s paycheck, not a bribe, and having her “work” sets you both up for years of fun, exciting interspecies communication.

Dogs—and only dogs—can truly bond to multiple species

The domestic puppy’s unique and unusual capacity for socialization to multiple species allows us to insert ourselves into their social milieu and to substitute ourselves into a role that would otherwise be served by their parents.