How to create a puppy schedule

When you get a new puppy, it’s only natural to want to simply hang out with them and play and cuddle all day. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you need to do in those first few days and weeks — both to make sure that your new pup stays healthy and to […]

SAM IVY K9’S HOUSEBREAKING SCHEDULE

Whether you are trying to potty train a puppy or retrain and older dog with soiling issues, this comprehensive house breaking schedule is the answer! If you stick to this schedule and follow the rules, your puppy will be house broken in less than 2 weeks (retraining and older dog might take a bit longer). […]

Introducing a Second Puppy

1 Extra Notes 1. Before you bring the second puppy home, take your current puppy and the potential new puppy on a walk together. This offers them a neutral space to interact while having another activity to focus on. Both puppies should be on a leash, but make sure the leashes are held loosely so […]

Commands Every Puppy Parent Should Know

  Having a well-trained puppy will bring a lifetime of happiness for your family. But it isn’t always easy and takes some learning from both you and him. So, beginning his training early will help your family get off on the right paw. Here are some basic commands you and your pup should know to […]

Why do dogs chew their paws?

Are you wondering why your dog is chewing his paws? You’re not alone! There are a variety of reasons why dogs might chew their paws. Let’s look at the most common reasons, as well as the signs that might let you know it’s time to take your pup to the vet. Allergies Dogs, like people, […]

When your dog is afraid of men

One of the common fears people report their dogs having is of men in general. This seems ironic given that dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” but if there’s one class of people that some dogs seem to fear, it would be men. So why is this? There’s an old saying—a dog that’s been […]

How To Prep Your Pup When You’re Expecting

There’s a lot you can expect when you’re expecting. And if you have a pup you can expect to teach them a few things to prepare for the baby. Here’s some things to do: Temperament Your pup will need to know certain set of manners when the baby comes. This means no barking late, no […]

10 Life Hacks for Puppy Owners

The joy of raising a puppy is tough to beat. But that’s not to say it’s always fun and games. Getting their first year or two right takes commitment and responsibility, plus dealing with some not-so-fun things. So, to make life with your pup hassle free, try some of these easy to do puppy hacks! […]

Puppy Feeding Guidelines

One of the most important parts of a puppy’s life is food. That’s because what, how much, and when he eats all play a part in his health. Keep in mind puppies grow extremely fast, so your puppy’s diet should be adjusted accordingly. Puppy feeding Do’s and Don’ts DO feed your puppy three times a […]

Caring for Your Puppy’s Teeth

Just like we routinely take care of our teeth, it’s important to keep your puppy’s teeth clean and healthy. So, starting him off right will help you maintain a clean mouth throughout his life. Get To Know His Teeth Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that come in at around 4 weeks of age and fall […]

50 puppy tips to help you stay sane

Puppy training tips to help those first few weeks go more smoothly Puppy love is a wonderful thing. It can also be exhausting and frustrating, though. Here’s some sanity-saving advice: 50 puppy tips to help guide you through those first few weeks and months, to help you get and stay on the right track when […]

Before You Bring Your Puppy Home

There are a number of things to think about, purchases to be made and tasks to be performed before returning home with your puppy. Here is a checklist to keep you on track, you will not need all of them! Things to have at your disposal or possibly purchase: Dog bed and bedding Outside kennel […]

Puppy Health And Diet

General Health: Keeping you puppy fit and well is of utmost importance however there is a lot to think about. One point to keep in mind is just like humans it is much easier to stay fit and healthy than to try to get that health and fitness back once you have lost it. So […]

Spaying And Neutering

To Spay and Neuter?…YES, Definitely! It’s kind, common sense and responsible… There are so many good reasons to spay female dogs and castrate males. There are – as with so many topics – rumors and stories about neutering however the truth is, there is so many good reasons to do so and very few not […]

Start Here!

People often ask me at what age they should start puppy training. The answer is immediately! Here are some quick tips on the steps to training and maintaining an obedient and balanced dog from the start. New puppy owners often make the mistake of endlessly worrying about finding the right accessories, puppy treats, or bed. […]

How To Start Walking And Training A Puppy

You just got your new puppy a few days ago, and you’re itching to take the little guy out and show him off around the neighborhood. No big deal, right? You just need to get a leash and a collar and head out the door with him in tow. Not so fast. While it’s true […]

Puppy Is Impossible To Walk- (Student Question)

We have a 13 week old Springer, and it is impossible to take him for a walk. He will not leave the yard. My husband just tried to walk him, and the puppy was so upset that he threw up! Please help. My husband eventually wants him to be a bird dog! Thank you, Kristina […]

Before You Bring Your Puppy Home

There are a number of things to think about, purchases to be made and tasks to be performed before returning home with your puppy. Here is a checklist to keep you on track, you will not need all of them! Things to have at your disposal or possibly purchase: Dog bed and bedding Outside kennel […]