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 Puppies

Potty Training Basics
At last - your guide to successful housebreaking!

At What Age Should Training Start
Training starts the moment your pup comes home

Thoughts on Puppies...
Ease those busy "puppy days" & save your sanity!
What Every Puppy Should Learn
Your puppy training checklist
Nipping the Hand that Feeds You

By popular request - stopping those tiny teeth!
Puppy's First Collar and Leash
Help your pup accept these strange new devices!
Puppy Control!
YOU control destructive behavior!

 Problem Solvers

Quick Tips to Increase Confidence & Decrease Fearfulness  A basic guide to head off potential problems.
If Your Dog or Puppy Becomes Frightened
Things you can do to help your dog deal with his fears
Digging!
Ideas to help discourage digging
Six Dogs and a Truck
Preserving your pets' and your sanity during a move

Poop Eaters Anonymous
Advice for cutting "poopsicles" and "cat cookies" 
from your dog's diet.
Checklist for Neighborly Dog Owners
Rules to live by, from backyard to dog park
We're Goin' to the Vet,
We're Goin' to the Groomer!

How to make trips like these easier
The Art of Adopting a Shelter
or Rescue Dog & Making it Work

Tips for making the right decision
Vacation & Travel Tips
Helpful hints for more fun and less stress!
Home Alone...Dog Projects
Keep your dog happy while you're at work!

 Health & Safety

DOs and DON'Ts of Safety Around Dogs
How to keep yourself and your children safe around dogs.
Safety Tips
Two simple tips might save your dog's life!
Off the Leash!
A cautionary tale to help keep your dog safe.
Dogs in the Yard 
The dangers of leaving your dog unsupervised.

Holiday Preparations
Keep your dog safe and happy this holiday season.
How Can I Tell If My Dog Is In Pain?
Maybe it's not a behavior or training problem...

 Basic Training

Crates and Crate Training
Keep your dog and house safe with this useful training tool
Fun Things to Teach Your Dog
It doesn't always have to be about sit/down/stay/come
Checklist for Well-Adjusted, Well-Behaved Dogs
Goals to keep in mind

How to Train Your Dog NOT to Come
The right & wrong way to teach your dog to come!
Re-naming a Dog
A rescue dog CAN be renamed!
Hitting, Spanking, Smacking, Slapping
Why physical punishment doesn't accomplish anything!

The Art of Teaching
Secrets for successful training
When will my dog be TRAINED?
What is "trained" after all? Food for thought...
Leadership Checklist
Dogs are pack animals & need leadership
Why Won't My Dog LISTEN to me?

Hear the proper way to use commands & get results!
It All Starts with Just One Command
One simple command is the foundation of training.
OFF!!
How to keep "4 on the Floor"
BARKING! 
Training tips to stop excessive barking.
PLACE!
How to get your dog to settle down!

Using the Leash for Control and Leadership
Why? The reasons may surprise you!
Leadership, Respect...and the Dog Food Bowl
Who's in charge? Take control of the food bowl!
Thoughts to Ponder...
Some words of wisdom 

Other Issues

So, You Want A Guard Dog, Eh?
It takes more than training to make a good guard dog.


Pam Young, LVT
CDBC CPDT  
Dog Gone Good LLC
Dog Behavior Consultant
Personal Dog Trainer