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Puppy, training, Development

Puppy Development Stages - what to expect

Puppies like children go through distinct stages of physical and emotional development. As a puppy parent it is helpful to know what to expect to bring out the potential in your puppy.
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
5 min read
Puppy, training

Crating your Dog - Is it Cruel or Kind?

I’ve noticed a lot of controversy and mixed opinions about whether to crate your dog or not. There are LOTS of benefits to crate training but only if done properly. I’ll briefly explain when crating is KIND and when it’s CRUEL so that YOU can decide for yourself what’s best for you and your dog.
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
4 min read
Puppy, training

Puppy tips and tricks: how to raise a happy, friendly and confident dog!

Congratulations! You have just become a new pawrent of a furry bundle of joy! With the joys of a puppy comes responsibility. What you do early on in your puppy’s life can make a HUGE difference. Learn More...
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
4 min read
Puppy, training

Help my puppy bites! How to teach your dog to bite gently. And why teaching bite inhibition could one day save your dog’s life!

All puppies bite. They are not being aggressive or nasty or deliberately trying to hurt you. It’s just how they explore their world by using their mouth! But those little teeth damn well hurt… time to teach them bite inhibition!
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
3 min read
Puppy

Which puppy in the litter is best? 5 tips for choosing the best dog ever to fit your life! And what to ask the breeder.

Those cute puppy dog eyes, floppy or sticky up ears and clumsy puppy waddles. How can you not resist! So how do you pick which puppy is the best for you?
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
3 min read
Puppy, training, phobia/fear

Help your dog face its noise fears and conquer them! Brave Puppy is a new free mobile app to help your dog be BRAVE! And it only takes 2 minutes each day!

Is your dog terrified of noises such as thunder, vacuum cleaners, dogs barking or even croaking frogs! Your dog is not alone! So many dogs are scared of lots of different noises. But you CAN help!
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
2 min read
Puppy

Which dog breed should you choose? Cute versus personality?

So…you have decided that you want a dog! You’ve weighed up the pros and cons and decided a dog is the right pet for you. BEFORE you go searching for the cutest dog with the biggest puppy dog eyes that steals your heart let’s talk about which dog will be the right one for you!
Erika Alacs
Erika Alacs
4 min read