Episodes

Setting Rules and Boundaries for Your Puppy

Aug. 14, 2022

Everyone in your family, including dogs, has to have rules and boundaries in the house. You should start teaching the puppy rules and boundaries as soon as you bring them home. Giving a puppy too much freedom and the ability…

The First 5 Things to Teach Your New Puppy

July 4, 2022

These 5 things need to begin even before the basic obedience training command such as sit, down, stay, etc. Potty Training - Episode #3 Crate Training - Episode #21 Rules and Boundaries Puppies Name Stopping Play Biting - Ep…

How to Stop Submissive or Excitement Peeing in Puppies

June 23, 2022

I have a lot of clients with puppies that pee when they get excited. This is a huge issue with some new puppy owners, and in this episode I will provide some tips to help you deal with excited or submissive urination in pupp…

Setting Realistic Puppy Training Goals

June 15, 2022

Setting unrealistic goals for your new puppy is a huge mistake. This is just as bad as trying to “fix” all of your puppies unwanted behaviors. As discussed in the last episode, we always want to focus on what we want the pu…

How to Fix Your Puppies Bad Behavior

April 17, 2022

There is one secret to raising your puppy so that they continue to do what you ask from them, and stop doing the behaviors that you don’t want such as barking, jumping, play biting, and chewing. Listen to this entire episode…

Training Puppies Using Hand Signals

March 27, 2022

In this episode I discuss the importance of using hand signals in addition to vocal commands for foundational work such as sit, down, stay, come, etc. 3 reasons to use hand signals: Dogs easily habituate vocal commands when …

An Alternative to Pee Pads

March 12, 2022

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Review of the Top 5 Puppy Talk Episodes

Feb. 17, 2022

Here is a list of our top 5 Puppy Talk episodes

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Drop-it

Feb. 8, 2022

In this lesson, I am going to discuss how to teach the “drop-it” command to your puppy.

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Leave-It

Feb. 4, 2022

In this episode I teach you you to teach your puppy the leave-it command before they pick unwanted things up in their mouth.

How to Prevent Unwanted Puppy Behaviors

Jan. 22, 2022

In this important episode, I discuss how to prevent unwanted puppy behaviors.

Puppy Leash Training Tips

Jan. 8, 2022

Today we talk about leash training tips for puppies.

How Much Sleep Does Your Puppy Need?

Dec. 19, 2021

This is a great question, and one I get asked a lot. This episode breaks it down for you and provides important information that will help you understand the importance of sleep for puppies. 8-12 week old puppies need 16-18 …

Are You Ready for a Puppy?

Dec. 8, 2021

This episode was inspired by a post from Juliette Jones of Inquiring Noses Dog Training in Rockwell, TX. Her website and Instagram page is listed at the bottom of the show notes.

New Puppy Schedule

Dec. 1, 2021

Maintaining and adjusting the puppies schedule so they become a well behaved and balanced adult dog is extremely important.

Essential Equipment for New Puppy Owners

Nov. 24, 2021

Here is a list of Essential Equipment for New Puppy Owners. Essential Equipment for New Puppy Owners Play Toys: Mendota pet has great toys Mental Stimulation toys: Kong, LickiMat, Puzzles Chew Toys: Bully sticks, dear antler…

When Should You Start Training Your Puppy?

Nov. 17, 2021

The correct answer to when you should start training your new puppy is the minute you take possession of the puppy.

How to Choose the Right Puppy

Nov. 10, 2021

There are a lot of things to consider when getting a new puppy. Here are just a few questions to ask yourself and my suggestions. Who is the puppy for? Why are you getting a puppy? What activities do you want the puppet do…

Dog Obedience Training vs Behavior Modification

Nov. 3, 2021

Dog Obedience Training vs Behavior Modification

How to Speak to Your Puppy

Oct. 27, 2021

This episode discusses the best ways to use your voice for communicating with your puppy.

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Come

May 24, 2021

This is the final installment in our puppy training series, teaching puppy recall (come). Todays Lesson: Make sure you have a good sit, down, and stay before expecting a good recall under distractions. DO NOT call you puppy …

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Stay

May 11, 2021

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Stay. Unlike sit and down, we are not going to use shaping or luring with food. Down-stay is the ultimate calming command for any puppy or dog. 4 Steps to “stay” Make sure that your puppy has…

Puppy Training Series: Teaching Down

May 5, 2021

This episode is part a change in the format for Puppy Talk Podcast. Once a week I will be providing detailed instructions of training commands for your puppy. This episode coaches you how to teach your puppy the "down" comma…

Michelle Dart and Yo Armendariz of The Empowered Dog Show

April 29, 2021

Interview with Michelle Dart and Yo Armendariz of The Empowered Dog Show