training

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 [...]

Paws With A Cause – Paws to be Thankful

[quote] [/quote] [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hose of you who know us, know how much we absolutely LOVE happy working dogs and their service organizations. One of those organizations, Paws With A Cause, is near and dear to our hearts [...]

Visual Signs of Dog Stress – Learn to read his body language!

We wanted to share a picture with you showing classic calming signals that a dog gives when he is NOT comfortable. Please note all four signs in these pictures indicating that the dog is NOT enjoying [...]

Our Pet Store has surprising deals!

Even we get surprised now and again. Though we know that our online pet store at thepuppyplaces.com/shop is great and has everything we need for our dogs, sometimes even we need to go to the store [...]

Dog wire rake scooper

Puppy Pooper Scooper that works!

Okay, we're going to talk about dog poop.  What's that children's book?  Everybody Poops or something like that?  Anyway, dogs poop, and they poop in our yards and unless we enjoy having a picnic in a [...]

Fun and Games

Ah, so true... ;-)