I did the math…

  "I did the math... we can't afford the cat."

When the Tools Just Don’t Work…

While I help run this adorable blog, The Puppy Places, I'm also a photographer over at Jill Kingsbury Photography and love taking cute photographs of dogs. I've recently been using those skills at our local humane society [...]

How to maximize the use of food treats – Using food in Dog Training Part 2

Does it seem like your dog only listens when you've got food for them?  Seems like you're bribing them to do what you want instead of rewarding them doesn't it? Well the good news is that [...]

Should you use food to train your dog or puppy?

(Photo by JJ Losier) What have you heard about using food rewards when training your dog? You’ve probably heard all sorts of conflicting information, but I’m here to tell you that using food rewards is key [...]

Tips for raising the perfect puppy!

Here are the Top 5 Tips for Raising the Perfect Puppy!   http://youtu.be/ZkWbBLGXZ8k   There are plenty of details at our Online Dog Trainer site which you can test out for FREE here: www.thepuppyplaces.com/onlinedogtrainer  

Happy Dogs through Proper Play

What toys should you choose?  Going with what your dog or puppy likes is the first criteria.  Take him to the local pet store and let him sniff one out.  We do that every year for [...]

Dogs Barking? How To Stop Your Dog From Barking

Are you (or your neighbors) going crazy with a constantly barking dog or barking puppy?  Whether they have that deep shuddering “Woof, woof, woof” or that ear piercing “Yap, Yap, Yap” it can turn your peaceful [...]

Dog Safety - Paw Pads on Hot Asphalt

Did You Know This Could Hurt Your Dog? – Dog Safety

Many people believe that a dog can walk on pretty much any surface, but that's NOT true! In the summertime, blacktop or asphalt can easily reach dangerous temperatures, burning the pads on your dog's feet. To [...]

Happy Dogs (and a Cat) fun with Pharrell’s hit song ‘Happy’

I dare you not to smile and tap along with these super cute dogs and one very cool cat! http://youtu.be/DePFiF-nNoE  

How to train your dog – to Sit – in 5 Minutes a Day!

We’ve all seen it.  Dogs working with professionals.  The dog is sitting right next to his human eagerly waiting for the next move.  How do they do that?  And what can they do with that kind of connection? [...]