Puppy training starts the day you adopt. The first 18 weeks are the most important for early command training and socialization to other dogs and to people.
Reward-based training is scientifically proven to more quickly train dogs to learn desirable behaviors. Treats are your dog’s paycheck, not a bribe!
The domestic puppy’s unique capacity for socialization to multiple species sets people up for a role that would otherwise be served by their parents.
Naturally fearful puppies and dogs can often learn to be more confident through controlled exposure and a program of desensitization and counter-conditioning.
While it’s okay to find your next puppy or dog on the Internet, it’s best to spend time with your potential new companion animal before bringing him or her home.