October 6, 2023 Rae Blogs

Crate training is a valuable tool for both puppies and adult dogs. When done right, it can provide your furry friend with a safe and comfortable space while helping with housetraining and anxiety issues. However, crate training must be approached with patience and care to ensure your dog’s well-being. In this guide, we’ll explore five essential tips to make crate training a positive experience for your canine companion. 1. Choose the Right Crate Selecting the right crate is the first crucial step in crate training your dog. There are various types of crates available, including wire crates, plastic crates, and…

September 8, 2023 Rae Blogs

Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with responsibilities. One of the most important aspects of responsible puppy ownership is providing proper training. Obedience training not only helps your puppy become a well-behaved member of the family but also builds a strong bond between you and your furry friend. So, when should you start obedience training for your puppy? In this blog post, we’ll explore the ideal timing and the key factors to consider when beginning your puppy’s training journey. The Early Days: Socialization and Basic Commands (8-12 Weeks) The…

May 22, 2018 Rae Blogs

As dog owners there’s one thing we always expect of our dog, or we should anyways. That is recall. Recall is getting your dog to come running back to you when you call them. This can definitely take a long time for your dog to learn and is typically more difficult with more distractions. Recall When teaching this you want it to be a simple or easy to understand command for your dog. Some basic examples are ” (dog’s name) come” or “here (dog’s name)”. If you’ve previously been known to call your dog to punish them you’ll need to…

March 14, 2018 Rae Blogs 5Comment

Puppy’s First Night at Home Bringing home a puppy for the first time is exciting. It’s something that is fun as well but can pose a bit of stress for both the dog and you, the family. Here’s some advice for your puppy’s first night at home with you. I haven’t brought home a 9 week old puppy in quite a few years but honestly, this can be advice for bringing home an older dog as well. A good puppy book I had friends recommend to me that we have all enjoyed, it’s called “The Puppy Primer”. When You First…

November 18, 2017 Rae Blogs 10Comment

There’s many difference things you can teach your dog. Of course there are far more than 10 things you can train your dog to do that’ll benefit both them and you. Keep in mind these are just my opinions of the essentials to train your dog of things they should know. These are things that’ll help boost confidence within your dog and help to grow a stronger bond with them. These are just some building blocks to having a confident, obedient, and safe dog. While tricks are a lot of fun to teach your dog so they can show off…

September 28, 2017 Rae Blogs

There’s plenty of reasons to train your dog and teach them the PLACE command. It’s a great learning tool and gives them another impressive skill to show others that they know and understand what you expect of them. Place Command Uses You can use this command anytime someone rings your doorbell or knocks on your door. It’s great so you can answer the door without your dog trying to dash out the door or to stop them from jumping up on your guests as they enter your house. Anytime you eat on the couch and don’t want them begging. You…

April 21, 2017 Rae Blogs

Dog Walking Tips We all should totally be walking our dogs at least once a day, but most of us dog owners simply don’t walk them daily. I’m guilt of this and I’ll admit that one of my dogs goes for a walk 5-7 days a week. She’s easily the best dog I own that can walk on a leash. My Aussie goes on walks/runs about 2-4 days a week, which is decent but still not as often as it should be. My third dog, honestly she can’t function walking on a leash and she’s our smallest pup. Is this…

April 4, 2017 Rae Blogs 4Comment

We all always want the best for our pet, and yes this will be about your dog. So many people don’t understand why you should crate train or feel crate training is a punishment for your dog. It actually provides comfort for your dog so they always have a place to go. Their crate or bed or whatever you wish to call it, is basically the equivalent to a bedroom. 5 Reasons to Crate Train: Gives your dog their own space. Help to potty train them quicker Transport your dog safely Keep your dog calm while recovering Provides your dog…