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.

Helping your fearful puppy become a more confident dog

Fear is a natural response that serves a useful purpose: Avoiding rather than engaging an unfamiliar stimulus might save your life. Desensitization and counter-condition is a way to help your puppy to become more comfortable with strangers, garbage trucks or whatever frightens them.

Realistic expectations: The semantics of “fixing” your dog

Your dog is not broken and does not need to be “fixed”. Inventive management solutions can produce immediate results—for instance, removing window access for a dog who goes ballistic at passersby—but behavior modification takes time, persistence and patience.

Dog Training Guarantees

With a targeted, science-based plan, canine behavior issues can be addressed, managed or mitigated and, frequently, entirely solved. The not-so-good news about dog behavior modification is that there are no guarantees, just as there are none for human behavior problems.