DiscoverYour New Puppy: Dog Training and Dog Behavior Lessons to Help You Turn Your New Puppy into a Well-Behaved Dog
Your New Puppy: Dog Training and Dog Behavior Lessons to Help You Turn Your New Puppy into a Well-Behaved Dog
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Your New Puppy: Dog Training and Dog Behavior Lessons to Help You Turn Your New Puppy into a Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Debbie Cilento: Dog Trainer | Dog Behavior Consultant | Owner of Playtime Paws | Belly Rub Specialist

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Your host, Debbie (owner of Playtime Paws), is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well-behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.
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Separation anxiety is always been something dog owners need to be aware of.  How to be alone is something that we have to teach our dogs.  In a perfect world we start this when they are puppies with crate training and the natural rhythm of our lives as we need to go to work, school, […] The post YNP Episode: How to Prevent Separation Anxiety During Stay-at-Home appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Leash training is a hot topic among dog owners.  Walks are a fundamental joy for dogs but when it comes to walking down the street in a straight line, it's no longer feels natural for them so that's why we encounter some resistance. This is also why there are many different ways we struggle with our […] The post YNP #050: The 3 Most Common Leash Training Questions appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​As your dog grows you will probably experience some behavior changes.  Just as you think you have it ALL figured out your puppy will prove you wrong. It's all part of the roller coaster of owning a puppy.   In this episode, I talk about when these changes can happen, why they happen, and how to […] The post YNP #049: Behavior Changes as Your Puppy Gets Older appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​If you decide to bring home an adult dog you may have different expectations than if they were a puppy.  Maybe they're already potty trained and crate trained.  They don't have as much energy. Maybe they're out of the chewing stage.   These expectations can lead to some trouble when we first bring them home.  Just […] The post YNP #048: Bringing Home an Adult Dog appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​This week I'm doing something a little different.  This is the audio version of a video series called 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home.  If you are a future puppy owner than this mini training is perfect for you. In this episode, I talk all about Phase 03: Get to Work.  Right around day […] The post [Part 03] 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​This week I'm doing something a little different.  This is the audio version of a video series called 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home.  If you are a future puppy owner than this mini training is perfect for you. In this episode, I talk all about Phase 02: Settle In.  I go over exactly […] The post [Part 02] 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​This week I'm doing something a little different.  This is the audio version of a video series called 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home.  If you are a future puppy owner than this mini training is perfect for you. In this episode, I talk all about Phase 01: Prepare.  I go over everything from […] The post [Part 01] 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home appeared first on Playtime Paws.
***This episode was recorded on March 22, 2020 and uses the best information available at that time.  With information is constantly changing, please keep informed and stay safe according to the most accurate, science based, up to date information available.***In the best of times, it's important to know how to socialize your puppy.  Even though […] The post YNP Episode: How to Socialize Your Puppy During Social Distancing appeared first on Playtime Paws.
I wanted to take a minute and check in and reach out.  How are you doing? Just about every single person out there is touched by what's happening.  I too, sat in my anxiety and stress for a little while. You know what brought me out of it?  YOU. I carved out this little corner of the […] The post YNP Episode: Checking In and Let’s Play! appeared first on Playtime Paws.
​When you have a reactive dog on a leash it takes all of the fun out of walks and makes them stressful and a chore. Unfortunately, having a reactive dog is all too common. It comes from the dog’s fight or flight response. When they are on a leash and tethered to you, some can default […] The post YNP #047: How to Handle a Reactive Dog on a Leash appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Puppy biting is something that just about every new dog owner struggles with.  It can go from being an annoyance to affecting your enjoyment and bond with your puppy.  It gets even worse with the kids.  Puppies don't know how to play with humans.  It's in their DNA to play with their tough-skinned, fur-covered littermates, but […] The post YNP #046: Puppy Biting and Why You Might Still Be Struggling appeared first on Playtime Paws.
There are a bunch of different types of dog training programs out there.  Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.  Which one (or ones) you choose depends on your learning style, what's going on with your dog, and what your budget is. In this episode, I take a look at a puppy class vs obedience class […] The post YNP #045: Pros and Cons of Different Dog Training Programs appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Just like humans, dogs get car sick.  It's especially common for puppies.  Their little bellies are sensitive and not used to the motion.  The good news is, most will grow out of it.  The bad news is there is always a chance they will develop a bad association with the car.   Since it starts out […] The post YNP #044: When Your Dog Gets Car Sick appeared first on Playtime Paws.
You've read ALL the books, watched ALL the videos, listened to ALL the podcast but there are things that still come as a surprise when you get a new puppy. Let's be honest, some of these things they DO tell you, but maybe we don't hear them because they aren't the fun part of having a […] The post YNP #043: What They Don’t Tell You About Getting a Puppy appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Especially with a new puppy, you'll hear 20 times a day, play with your puppy, exercise your puppy, stimulate your puppy so they don’t get bored, bond with them to create a strong relationship… OK OK, we get it’s important but after 160 games of fetch things get a little...well, boring.  In this episode, I’m going to […] The post YNP #042: 10 Ways to Play With Your Dog appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Raising a puppy is challenging.  Raising a puppy in an apartment adds a few additional challenges.  It’s becoming more and more common to raise a puppy in an apartment.  This is great because it means more places are allowing dogs but before you run and get your new puppy there are some things to consider and […] The post YNP #041: Tips on Raising a Puppy in an Apartment appeared first on Playtime Paws.
You need to be your dog’s pack leader.  This much is clear. However, when I talk about leadership it doesn’t have anything to do with “alpha” or “dominance”.  I believe those words are overused and greatly misunderstood. But mostly, I believe that it leads us to the wrong type of relationship with our dog.   Make […] The post YNP #040: How to Be Your Dog’s Pack Leader appeared first on Playtime Paws.
This is the third and final special edition highlighting the great questions I received during Q&A Tuesdays.   Every Tuesday in October I will be answering your training questions.  These are just a few of the great questions I received and I thought would be beneficial to all my listeners.   October is now officially over and therefor […] The post YNP Special Edition: Q&A Tuesday Highlights 03 appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Potty accidents are part of having a puppy.  You can do everything right and you are still going to have an accident.  And let’s face it, we probably aren’t going to do everything right.   In all of my years helping puppy owners with potty training there are a few types of accidents that I see […] The post YNP #039: The Most Common Potty Accidents appeared first on Playtime Paws.
Every Tuesday in October I will be answering your training questions.  These are just a few of the great questions I received and I thought would be beneficial to all my listeners. I got the idea for Q&A Tuesday because this is very similar to what I do inside YOUR Perfect Puppy my online course for […] The post YNP Special Edition: Q&A Tuesday – Crate Training appeared first on Playtime Paws.
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Gaelle Cooke

I am so grateful to Debbie for sharing her knowledge with us all. We're 3 weeks in to life with our new puppy and really enjoying it especially applying the advice I've picked up from this podcast and it being successful. Thank you so much.

Apr 20th
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Sarah Springfield

THANK YOU, this is exactly the information satin I was looking for!

Apr 14th
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Victoria Garlick

thanks for this! I am a brand new puppy owner, driving to the airport to pick him up listening to your podcast. I'm in NZ and we are going into full lockdown tomorrow

Mar 24th
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Mia Johnson

thank you so much.....this is so helpful because I'm going to start training a therapy/show dog soon! so if I'm at school during the day and the puppy cant be out because no one is home do you have any segustions to still help my puppy not hate the kennel?

Jul 31st
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Holly Clark

thank you! house training our puppy has been a trying experience for our family! Hopefully these tips help. my husband seems to think rubbing her nose and spanking her and then ignoring her or putting her in crate is the best way to teach her... 😢

Jul 15th
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Bhorse

Cool

May 9th
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