These articles focus on your new puppy

I just got a puppy! Now What?

Scarlett the GSD

Getting a new puppy is always an exciting moment for a family. Once you get the new bundle of joy home, you might be wondering, “What did I just get myself into?” Don’t worry, this is a common sentiment and there are a few simple things you can do from day one to make sure you get off on the right foot. Our training style at Suburban K9 is similar to the way that many people raise their children. We …
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House Breaking and Nipping

house-breaking

As the proud owner of a new puppy you are probably dealing with two very common “issues” that are typical of young dogs. The first issue that I hear questions on the most would be potty training, and the second would be nipping or “biting”. Housebreaking a puppy takes work, but with a little knowledge and some specific rules it can be much easier than anticipated. When bringing a new puppy into the home it is important to know two …
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How to Socialize Your Dog

Mother and daughters in park with dog smiling

Socializing a dog should be a fun and positive experience for both of you.  Although the term gets used frequently, many people don’t fully understand what it means.  Socializing a dog is just teaching them what is normal in a human world.  They see that meeting and smelling new dogs and humans is a normal part of life.  They also learn about non-living things.  Socializing a dog also refers to exposing them to trucks, buses, cars, bikes, hats, jackets, horns, …
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All About Dog Toys

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Household dogs are frequently bored in their daily life and a large selection of toys and bones can certainly help. The more things your dog has to play with the less of your things he will feel the need to chew on. Having one or two dog toys is not enough for the average dog. I typically suggest to clients to find around ten toys or bones that their dog enjoys. This ensures that when the dog becomes bored with …
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Picking the right dog

Germany Shepherd laying on the stone

When looking to buy or adopt a dog it is very important to research the breed and evaluate the specific dog that you are looking at. Many times people become focused on a breed because they like the typical qualities of the breed but the specific dog they find might be a little different than the breed standard. The first thing to figure out is what type of dog you want. Not what breed, what type. Do you want a …
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