Beefeaters® Blog

How to Socialize Your Dog

Thu, January 03, 2013,

For those who don’t know, socializing your dog means training it to accept new people, animals and places. It’s an important step in any puppy’s development, as it can help prevent behavioral problems down the line. After all, nobody wants their dog barking and growling at any new face that appears at their door. With that said, what are the important steps in socializing your dog?

At the risk of oversimplifying, the short version is that exposing your dog to a variety of different people, animals and places at a very Read More

How to Include Your Dog in the Holidays

Thu, December 20, 2012,

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s not uncommon for a dog to feel left out. After all, everyone is paying attention to the presents, or the tree or some new people showing up! It’s important to make sure that your dog feels included, so we have a few suggestions for ways to help your dog enjoy this special time of year.

Include them in our Christmas card/newsletter: okay, maybe your dog won’t know this is happening, but including the family pet in your annual greeting to Read More

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Wed, April 18, 2012,

 Puppies are similar to toddlers: they’re curious, ambitious and highly active. Just as you would child proof your home for a baby, you’ll need to make adjustments for the arrival of a new puppy. Here are a few helpful tips on how to puppy proof your home.

• Puppies are very curious creatures. They like to bite, chew and lick anything they can get their paws on. Make sure all electrical outlets, cords and wires are placed up high or hidden out of reach. When cords, wires and outlets are licked or Read More

Housebreaking Your Puppy

Mon, February 27, 2012,

Housebreaking a puppy can be difficult, however once the skill is learned, it’s one that lasts a lifetime. Training your puppy will take time, patience, and persistence. 

To help make the process a little easier, we have created step-by-step instructions on how to successfully housebreak your pet.

1) Get your puppy on a consistent schedule. Puppies can only hold their bladder an hour for every month of age. (i.e. If your puppy is three months old, he can only hold it in for about three hours). 2) Take your puppy outside after waking Read More

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