3 Biggest Medical Issues that Masquerade as House Training Problems

Being a new puppy owner can be such a wonderful experience. Your puppy is exploring, and being adorably awkward. And naughty… adorably naughty. You’re learning all the ins-and-outs of puppy training, nutrition, and veterinary care. House training is definitely on top of that list!

As you work through the “don’t-pee-in-my-house-please” details, you’ll have successes and you’ll find yourself taking a few steps back. If you do find that you’re having trouble with house training, your first instinct may be to call a trainer (which isn’t wrong!). Your vet should also be on top of that list. There are several physical reasons for your puppy to be peeing in the house, and you want to rule those out before giving him the “naughty” speech. Here are the most common medical issues that can masquerade as house training problems:

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Fur What It’s Worth: Dog Training Advice That Should Send You Running!

Get ready for National Train Your Dog Month 2017! January is a great time to get those resolutions going, for both you and your pup. Dog training should be on that list! Fido is both champion cuddler and canine companion, but that doesn’t mean that manners aren’t also a top priority. The biggest problem navigating the training world, however, is that training practices run from one extreme to another, and advice certain trainers may give you are actually BAD for you, your pup, and your relationship. We’ve chatted with many dog training professionals from across the US to hear their scary stories and the type of advice (yes, advice actually given) that should have you running for the hills!

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The Horse Trained Dog Trainer

One of the most important things one can ask is “why” we do what we do. What motivates and drives us? What connections are most important? How did you get from there to here? Pepper’s answer to that question made me think of this wonderful quote:

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”             – Woodrow Wilson

Foreward; Alex Dundon

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