Category: Dog Training

Tips for Getting Through Dog Adolescence

Puppies are a lot like babies. They require structure and socialization to thrive properly. With the influx of hormones that come with adolescence, though, they can become more difficult to train. Basic manners have a tendency to go out the window when your puppy reaches the adolescent stage of their life. Training will need to… Read more »

Teach Your Pup How to Give You a Kiss This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so we think it’s only fair to talk about how you can teach your pup to give you a smooch this Valentine’s Day! Giving kisses on command is a favorite dog trick for many people, especially kiddos! Teaching your dog to give you kisses also happens… Read more »

Five Tips for Fireworks and the Fourth

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer fireworks season is about to explode into colorful spectacles in the evening sky. While the booms and flashes are fun for people, they’re not always as great an experience for your four-legged friend. Here are a few tips to help your pup through what can… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Cool in Summer

Summer is on the way! The days are longer and hotter, and it seems to be happening earlier than usual this year. As a discerning pet parent, it’s your job to ensure that your furry family member is happy and comfortable during these warm months. There are plenty of treats and hot weather games to… Read more »

What to Do if Your Pup Hates Storms

Spring is right around the corner and for new dog owners, they are thinking about how much dirt is going to get tracked into their homes. But, what they should be worried about is their dog’s reaction to the impending storms. Some dogs become extremely fearful of the storms and have increased anxiety. The reason… Read more »

Get Your Pup to Stop Biting

Dog aren’t vicious animals naturally, typically if they bite someone it’s because they are provoked or if you are doing something they have learned is wrong. The best way to get your pup to stop biting is to teach them biting isn’t acceptable behavior. This won’t work in every instance but it can help. Your… Read more »

5 Tricks to Teach Your Pup- And How!

There are many tricks that we wind up teaching to our dogs, and for various reasons. Whether it is for training or to spend some quality time with your puppy, here are some tips on achieving the basics. The Sit Command The first thing you want to do is get your dog its favorite treats…. Read more »

Puppy Problems: Controlling Your Dog’s Excessive Guarding

Dogs are a part of our family and a huge responsibility. They require love and attention as well as proper training to be good family members. Unacceptable behaviors that get out of control are as much your problem as they are your dogs. And it is only up to you to implement changes in behavior…. Read more »

Crate Training Your Pauly’s Pup

There are many instances where it will be necessary to crate your new puppy, but how do you do that so that it is a pleasant experience for both? Dogs instinctually seek out a den, a place where they feel safe and can relax-their home inside their home. You can use this when training your… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 1: Stop Your Dog from Chewing

This is the first in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page. At Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, Virginia, we love cute puppies more than anything else in the world. But when they chew up our new pair… Read more »