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Spaying and neutering can be a hot button topic. Do you spay/neuter? If so, when? It’s definitely a good conversation to have with your veterinarian. If you decide spaying is in the best interest of your pet, then here are some helpful tips from Rebecca Johnson CPDT-KA, doggie mama and Owner of The Family Dog Trainer located in Lubbock, Texas, on how to make your dog’s recovery as easy as possible.

Puppy Predicaments Solved

on 06 February, 2020

Part II: Potty Training, Biting and Chewing

Have you tried everything to potty train your puppy and just can’t figure out why they haven’t caught on, yet? Are you frustrated that your house and family seem to be constant chew toys for your newest furry family member? Be sure you aren’t perpetuating these puppy problems by missing the important pieces highlighted below.

Part I: First Nights Home and Crate Training

Congratulations! You have added or are wanting to add a puppy to your family. Maybe it’s your first puppy, or maybe it’s not? Either way, chances are that at some point in the next 6 months, you’re going to experience some type of frustration.

Part II: Toys for Fun or Food

Does anyone else despise purchasing dog toys that last less than a few minutes? What a waste of moolah! Next dog toy you buy, invest in one of these. We think you’ll be pleased.

Longer Lasting Chews

It’s that time of year when many people are shopping for the perfect presents. We can’t help you with finding the right stuff for those hard to shop for humans, but we sure can give you the scoop on unique things that dogs will dig. Whether you are shopping for your own pup or a friends’ pooch, one of these longer lasting chews are guaranteed to get their tail wagging.

Our Puppy Bites!

on 17 October, 2019

Part II: Solutions for Puppy Biting

Our Puppy Bites!

on 20 September, 2019

Part I: “Help! My puppy is biting!”

1. Give them space – For some reason, this seems to be one of the most difficult things for people to practice when trying to connect with any pet. It’s really not that shocking when you think about it. When we meet new people or go to new places, most of us would not be very comfortable with touches or hugs from anyone in that new place.

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  • Debra was so wonderfully helpful when she came to do a home visit to help us help our dog, Lexus. I was worried I'd be made to feel guilty, but Debra was very understanding of our situation. I was also concerned she'd give us a bunch of suggestions we wouldn't be able to commit to, but she really worked with our time and lifestyle and gave us suggestions that can work for us and our dog. What a relief!

    -Adrienne Patrick

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