How to Train Your Puppy to Walk on a Leash

Start training your puppy to walk on a leash as soon as you get him home.  You don’t need a leash to begin… in fact, I recommend you simply teach him to follow you off leash. You will need a leash, of course, within the week, if you haven’t already got one. Retractable leashes are fine for a walk with an already leash-trained dog, but for training purposes, you need […] Read more »

Easy Steps to House Training a Puppy

It used to be that puppy training was a haphazard affair until puppies reached five or six months of age. In fact, from time to time, I still hear that theory promoted. New puppy owners grumbled about in-house accidents but accepted them as part of bringing home a new puppy. About thirty years ago, Dr. Ian Dunbar  ( his website is: )developed new ideas and methods of training puppies. […] Read more »