Make waiting the hardest part

Four years ago in November, I was sitting with a huge phone book size catalog on my lap in a folding chair. It was a hot, dusty day at the large State Fair arena in Tennessee watching the Australian Shepherd National Specialty Show. With dirt on the pages, my pencil...

The Best Christmas Puppy Surprise!

Look on youtube and you’ll find tons of videos showing children and adults opening the huge box with the puppy inside! There are screams and laughter and tears all around and it’s SO EXCITING!!! …BUT they don’t show you what happens later that...

Right and Wrong Ways to Socialize Your Puppy

Puppies need to be exposed to a variety of things early to avoid a fear response later in life. That fear can be immobilizing and/or cause aggression. But mistakes can be made and then instead of helping, you can make life worse for your puppy and you! So what is the...

First Puppy? What to do FIRST!

Getting a new puppy is exciting! Now what do you do? This will be a series of videos on what to do when you bring your puppy home so you can get started on the right foot. See the video here: But Why? The first thing to do is to see your veterinarian: Even if you got...