Category Archives: Puppies

Touch Me Not

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC It’s one of the most uncomfortable things for us trainers to say to a client.  I am always looking for the kindest and most tactful way to say it.  “I don’t think your dog really enjoys … Continue reading

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High Rise Potty Training

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael; I just got a little furry baby from the rescue in my area. She is a mix of who knows what, cute and cuddly with curly fur. I live in a high rise apartment … Continue reading

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Getting Jumped

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC We teach our dogs to jump on us. I hope that comes as no surprise. Watch how we interact with dogs, especially puppies. They run to new people with boundless excitement and jump up to greet … Continue reading

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Raising Stella – The Potty Problem

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC I used to say “potty training is easy.” What I really should say now is “potty training is not complicated.” That’s the first lesson I’ve learned from Stella (I’m sure there will be many). Potty training … Continue reading

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Puppy Biting Hurts

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Biting hurts.  And puppy biting can hurt a lot. It’s sometimes relentless and in some cases it’s pretty scary. But puppy biting is also 100% normal.  In fact, it’s a necessary part of puppy development. Young … Continue reading

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Four Things You Need to Teach Your Puppy (Right Away)

  Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Puppies are great fun.  But there’s work to be done too.  Here are four essential things you need to teach your puppy right away. Poop and Pee here not there.  Here are the rules of … Continue reading

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Fearful Dogs

MICHAEL BAUGH, CPDT-KA, CDBC HOUSTON – Fear in dogs is rather common, just as it is in humans. In fact, in both species it’s normal. Fear has an evolutionary function. In the proper context it protects the gene pool. Remember … Continue reading

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Common Myths about Puppy Class

MICHAEL BAUGH, CPDT-KA, CDBC HOUSTON – There are countless reasons to start training your puppy right away. This is a short list of some training myths that might get in your way. Don’t be fooled, and don’t be delayed. There’s … Continue reading

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Is a Puppy a Good Holiday Gift

Michael Baugh, CPDT KA HOUSTON – Dogs are amazing gifts, and anyone who loves a dog will tell you they remain a gift throughout their lives.  So, yes a puppy can be a great holiday gift for some people. That … Continue reading

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