Do you know anybody who is thinking about getting a new puppy or a dog? Maybe it’s you! There are things to know before you add a canine family. Every dog deserves a great life, and every human being deserves a life with a great dog in it.
In the episode you'll hear:
- Things to know before you get a puppy or dog.
- Where you can save money and where you should never cut costs.
- Why time is vital for your new family member.
- What to research before you get your puppy.
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Where will I find those studies on dog longevity in regards to exercise?
I was wondering the same thing. Susan said food doesn’t affect longevity but exercise does, according to research. But then she says feeding raw makes them live longer.
I am getting an 8 week old puppy in a few weeks and I have been learning up on training. I recently signed up for Crate Games and begun watching the videos. I’ve read several blogposts on puppy related things as well as listened to your podcast episodes. Not surprisingly, much of your content seems to be geared toward an older dog. Yet, I’ve heard you say, more than once, 🙂 that you would do an episode on The First Day at Home with A New Puppy. I’m here to request that episode! I am committed to doing things right with this puppy and I want to know just how to introduce the crate the first time, getting a good night’s sleep (I have heard your advice on that!) how to initiate leash training and how and when it’s okay for other family members (who haven’t been studying up on training) to help out with some of the responsibilities. I’m sure there are other things I need to know as well! Thank you for considering and I look forward to one day hearing an episode on this! Thanks!
if you have a dog, or thinking about getting a dog, this podcast is a MUST! Susan has such a wonderful, compassionate insight into dog training. i listen to many episodes over and over and always pickup something else i can use with my dogs. This is especially helpful since i live in a rural area and have to drive hours for dog training in person or to participate in dog events. Thank you Susan and your team for this fantastic resource.
Hi Susan! Hope you are having a magnificent day! Started with Homeschool and Dog, thank you very much for that, and now am in Wag Nation and Recallers. That’s a whole lot of info to take in and me and my pup love it all! Big fan of this podcast also! You talk about the layers of learning with our dogs and I am seeing the layers of learning in me and so thankful for them. Having a dog is somewhat like having a child because when each is happy and reasonably well behaved and you are in close relationship the whole home is happier and peaceful. Rock on Susan and awesome Team!
I am enjoying your podcasts and have listened to all of them. In podcast #10, you recommend a raw diet for all dogs. I’ve been considering this for a while, but have no idea how to start. Do you buy your raw food or make it? Do you have a preference for store bought raw? Thanks so much.
As an experienced breeder of pure-bred cats, I wish to point out that it is not a good idea to get littermate kittens either
We once, against our instincts, sold two males to a couple – The pair has been fine together at home, but every morning we got a phone call complaining that one was picking on the other – We took back the one that was being bullied and arranged for another kitten for them, It took weeks before the bullied one was confident again