Dog Training Blog — health



5 Reasons Puppies are Good for Your Mental Health

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes on the Internet, you will have seen just how cute, hilarious, and quirky little puppies can be. And while there’s no denying that raising puppies is hard work (btw, we have a great app for that), research also suggests that pet ownership can be quite beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. Beyond Blue - a leading non-profit mental health organisation in Australia - says that while you might be the one caring for your pet, they can also support and care for you in unspoken ways. So, if you’re wondering whether a puppy or dog might make a welcome addition to your life, here are some extra benefits to consider. Of...

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How Training Deepens the Bond With Your Puppy

By now, you’ve probably heard of the human-animal bond. We touched on it a bit, here-and-there, in previous posts. But, let’s really talk about what it is and how training deepens the bond with your puppy. HABRI (the Human Animal Bond Research Institute) has best described the human-animal bond as follows: “The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.” Source After studying the human-animal bond from a scientific standpoint as well as observations both from afar and close-up, I can firmly...

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Two Delicious and Nutritious DIY Training Treats

When it comes to help with training your puppy, our #12weekpuppychallenge is your go-to resource, without a doubt. We pack a lot of training in 12 weeks - just the right amount and pace to keep your puppy entertained and challenged without feeling frustrated or fatigued. The steps we outline are designed to create a solid foundation for you to use as building blocks to further your pup’s training. But, you will definitely need to supply treats to encourage your dog’s willing compliance throughout the 12 weeks. Treats go a long way in that regard.  While you could buy pre-packaged dog treats for training, why not make some yourself? The pros of making your pup’s treats are ingredient control, quality...

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Know When to Take Your Puppy to the Vet

Bringing home a brand new puppy is one of the most fabulous feelings on the planet. The excitement of adding a new fuzzball to the family is one of those truly rare heartwarming moments that can make grown adults weep with joy. Little puppy paws, small teeth nibbling on your finger, and don’t forget that glorious puppy breath. There’s also a feeling of freedom thinking about the experiences you and your newly welcomed pup will share - everything ahead of you is going to be one big adventure. You’ll know when it’s the right time to add a puppy to your family. But will you always know when it’s the right time to take your puppy to the vet? Truth...

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