I have owned nine puppies and had many rescue dogs new to my home, and all have become amazing adult dogs. It might seem I was lucky, but the truth is that I followed a process! And there are things that I don’t do with my puppies or dogs when they come to live with me. I’m covering the 10 common mistakes that people make with a new puppy. Avoiding these 10 things that people do intentionally or inadvertently when they get a new puppy will set puppies up for success.
In the episode you'll hear: • The 10 mistakes to avoid when your new puppy comes home. • About the layers of the 5C Formula applied to puppy raising for confidence. • How clarity for me starts with a puppy learning how to be excited and how to be calm. • That you have permission to go shopping before your puppy arrives. • Why to decide the method of training you want to use with intention. • About having realistic expectations because puppies are babies. • How to create an environment to set a puppy up for success and confidence. • The importance of keeping your slippery floors covered so puppy does not slide. • Why to avoid indoor pee pads if you want your puppy to potty outside. • About the appropriate timing of socializing puppies. • How an overtired puppy is cranky, overstimulated, and needs sleep. • Why I encourage you to have your new puppy sleep in the bedroom at night. • A bonus tip to prevent counter surfing and scavenging from the getgo.
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Susan Garrett’s interest in animal behaviour started at the University of Guelph where she earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science. Since then she has developed into a preeminent dog trainer and canine sports instructor and competitor. Susan is one of the most successful agility competitors of the last three decades. She has won multiple Gold Medals at National or World Championship events with every dog she has ever owned over the past 30 years.
A natural teacher and an entertaining speaker, Susan is world renowned as a leading educator of dog trainers. Her understanding of how to apply sciencebased learning principles to both competitive and family pet dog training has been pivotal in changing how dogs are trained.
Susan is now helping thousands of dog owners in 132 countries have the best relationship possible with their dogs. The real joy for her comes from bringing confidence to dogs and their owner through playful interactions and relationship building games that are grounded in the science of how animals learn.
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