Puppies are cute. Puppies are adorable. Puppies can bite aggressively. Ouch, right? No no, your puppy is not a piranha and you don’t need to be scared. It may have razor-sharp teeth and relentless bite but it’s still the cutest furball on earth that stole your heart with that “puppy dog look”. So all you have to do is to know how to stop puppy biting. We may blame the… Read More
How To Stop Puppy Aggression: Signs & Calming Methods
While aggression is a part of natural behavior for dogs in the wild, most domesticated dogs are bred as well as trained specifically to not display this type of behavior. Yet aggression is inherent to dogs given there is an underlying trigger. Understanding why “the good” is becoming “the bad” and turning into “the ugly” is the key to knowing how to stop puppy aggression. Worried much? Don’t be because… Read More
Dog Trainer Reviews: Livekey Snuffle Mats
The Livekey Snuffle Mat is an excellent way to keep your dog occupied while they are eating! This not only gives owners a much-needed break but also uses a ton of mental stimulation making your dog tired! Enrichment toys can really make a dog’s life much better and are super easy to use!
11+ Best Affordable Puppy Training Classes In Austin 2023
You’re strolling down the chic boutiques of The Domain, feeling like a million bucks. You are confident about your sassy “fit” and your puppy – ready to strut your stuff and show the world what a classy duo you are. But your furry has other plans for getting the attention. With the chaos of knocked-down displays and lots of “oh no-ss”, it’s time for you to start thinking about enrolling… Read More
11+ Best In-Home Puppy Training Classes In Charlotte, NC
Charlotte – the land of biscuits, BBQ, and puppies that just won’t listen. A place where people are often found hiding their shoes, socks, and anything that can be chewed from their little ball of energy. Why? Because they opted for those puppy training classes in Charlotte which ended up being more unreliable than a rainy day in the Sahara desert. So how do you find someone reliable who can… Read More
What Is A Dog Boot Camp? (Worth It For Aggressive Dogs)
What Is A Dog Boot Camp? (Worth It For Aggressive Dogs) With you balancing your work, your kid’s football games, and your social life, your dog’s aggressive behavior is the last thing you want to deal with. So if you believe that your dog has aggression issues, the first thing you may want to do is reach out to a dog boot camp. But is a boot camp the right… Read More
New Puppy: First Week at Home!
Are you ready for the first week with your new puppy!? Getting a brand new puppy can very quickly become an overwhelming experience! That being said, adding a new dog to your home is one of the most exciting times of your life, Suburban K9’s Founder Matt Covey and Assistant Director of Training Holly Wengerski sit down and chat about what they think the best advice is for a puppy’s… Read More
American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed known for its strength, loyalty, and agility. This versatile dog has gained popularity as a companion, working, and service dog. When deciding to bring home an American Pit Bull Terrier, it is essential to understand their specific needs regarding history, temperament, health, training, and exercise. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into these topics to provide valuable insights and practical tips… Read More
Puppy’s First Day Coming Home!
Getting a brand new puppy can very quickly become an overwhelming experience! That being said, adding a new dog to your home is one of the most exciting times of your life, Suburban K9’s Founder Matt Covey and Assistant Director of Training Holly Wengerski sit down and chat about what they think the best advice is for a puppy’s new human on their first day home!
Your Puppy’s First Walk On Leash
Are you ready to take your puppy for his or her first walk? A puppy’s first walk should ideally be done in a calm environment and should be a fun and positive experience! Heel is the foundation of our training program at Suburban K9, and if you want a well-behaved dog on walks it should be for your dog as well! No matter the age, make sure to get started… Read More
How do I teach my puppy to use the stairs?
Getting your puppy acclimated to the stairs in your home is not great just for their mental development, but it can also keep them safe!
How should my dog behave around food?
It is very important to spend time teaching your dog how they should act around food. A dog that will constantly lunge at any food dropped is not just rude, but potentially could knock someone over and hurt them. At Suburban K9 we have a very natural process for teaching dogs to stop stealing food that we call “Claiming” food from your dog. Claiming food works extremely well because we… Read More
Use This Tool When Off Leash Training Your Dog!
Are you working on getting your dog off leash trained? Does your dog listen well on leash, but does not listen at all off leash? If so, short leashes, or short tabs, are an amazing tool when trying to transition away from the need to use leash and collar!
Dog Trainer Reviews: Vittles Vaults
Vittles Vault Pet Food Storage Containers are BPA Free, Food grade, and guaranteed to keep your dog’s food fresh for longer periods of time!
How to Walk Two Dogs at Once
Training your dogs that you can walk multiple dogs at once in the heel position can be a huge time saver! As we mention in this video, you need to make sure each dog can be walked calmly with control in the heel position before attempting walking multiple dogs! So if your dog has excitability or reactive issues, those issues should be addressed first!
Avoid This Mistake When You Socialize Your Puppy!
If you wait too long to socialize your puppy you can ruin their life! Your puppy has something called a Critical Socialization Window that closes around 16 weeks. If you have not socialized your dog properly by that time your life together is far more likely to be stressful and difficult. It is crucial not wait until after 16 weeks!!!
11+ Best Puppy Training Classes In Orlando Area + Prices
We know puppy training in Orlando can be ruff – what with all the theme park distractions and endless sunshine-induced napping opportunities. Also, we have all sorts of dog trainers here. It seems like there are more dog trainers in this town than there are chihuahuas in a Beverly Hills purse. But who can blame them? With so many dogs around, it’s no wonder everyone wants to get in on… Read More
11+ Best Dog Board And Train Programs In Austin + Costs
Austin – the land of live music, food trucks, and… dog training? Yes, that’s right. In a city full of dog lovers, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of board and train programs available for our furry friends. But with so many options, finding the perfect board and train program in Austin can feel like trying to find a poodle at a greyhound race. It’s a common conundrum for… Read More
Teaching Your Dog Off Leash Heel
What is Off Leash Heel? First thing we need to do before we answer is to understand: what is the heel command? The original meaning of this command is dog’s ear at our heel (free etymology lesson of the day). Many people believe it means sitting near you or in front of you, but really it is a position the dog is in relation to us; they may be sitting… Read More
How To Potty Train A Puppy In 7 Days: Step-By-Step Guide
Congratulations on becoming a new pup parent! We are sure you are super excited right now. Sorry to burst your bubble, but with oodles of excitement comes an equal share of responsibilities. How to potty train a puppy snags the top spot in the list of these responsibilities. Just like teaching your baby step-by-step how to “life”, you have to teach a pup to do that as well. Petrified? Don’t… Read More