How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Chewing and Biting

Chewing and Biting Habits of Dogs? How to Make Them Stop…

Your puppy will eventually grow out of it with proper guidance (meaning redirection and offering alternatives) but not soon enough to avoid destroying some of your things – and if you don’t show him what you want him to do, then he will continue to chew and bite in a way that makes sense to him – which is basically to put his teeth on everything. He has to chew because as a puppy, he explores and learns about the world by putting things in his mouth. He also chews because it gives him something to do as a means … Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between “Socializing a Puppy” and “Puppy Socialization”?

Socialization and Communicating With Dogs and Humans

When you get a puppy, you want to do the right thing. You talk to other puppy owners, friends, relatives, and to dog professionals such as veterinarians and dog trainers. You may read books and also articles on the Internet. Everybody’s talking about “socializing your puppy” and “puppy socialization,” but everybody has a different idea on what those terms mean. “Socialization” is not the same as “socializing,” but people use them interchangeably. There are different meanings even if you look these terms up in reference books. Let’s get the correct definition from Dr. Ed Bailey, Professor Emeritus in Animal at … Continue reading