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MyOodle recommends Puppy School, here's why?

MyOodle recommends Puppy School, here's why?
I often get asked if puppies need to go to puppy school? Many owners think perhaps they are too young and silly to learn anything and often wonder 'what's the point?' Others are concerned their dogs will be exposed to deadly diseases before they are fully immunized.

Jet Cavoodle went to puppy pre-school and then continued onto another basic dog obedience class.  This is what we found helpful about puppy preschool.

Top 5 Reasons to Attending Puppy Preschool

1. Safe Environment

Puppy schools are very often operated through you local vet clinic. Jet's was and this meant we knew all the owners had followed the same vaccination protocol, resulting in the dogs all being safe to play with prior to the 12 weeks immunisations. Our puppy pre-school location was the car park outside the Vet Surgery, this also meant we didn't have to worry about the grass having any nasties in it.

2. Socialisation

The earlier your dog becomes social with other dogs the better chance you have of them being well balanced, friendly, social dogs. Remembering also the Trainer will have control over the class at all times.

3. Known Dogs

You might not know the other dogs but the trainer for the puppy school will and they will also know how to handle any situation before it gets out of hand.  Unlike the dog park where you can't reply on all dogs and dog owners having the same manners as yourself and your dog.

4. Training

It's never to young to learn and the same can be said for puppies. You'll be surprised what you can teach them in a short period of time. Your Puppy School Trainer will give you the techniques to make this process far easier.

It also gave me an fantastic opportunity to train other family member. Don't laugh. I knew Mum and Dad were going to be caring for Jet often enough, due to our travel schedule. Dad is the biggest most inconsistent softie ever, so I used Puppy Preschool as an opportunity to remind him of the basics.

 5. Bonding

The first few weeks and potentially months of having a new puppy can be a little testing. They are amazing but often there's literally a whole pile of wee and poo to deal with, so I found Puppy Preschool a real opportunity to connect with Jet Cavoodle.  Having Dad along to the classes was a great chance for us to spend time together. 

Have you been to Puppy Pre-school? Are you planning on going to Puppy Preschool?

 
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You can teach an old dog new tricks!

You can teach an old dog new tricks!
Ever seen a dog on a treadmill? Ever thought about training your dog to walk on a treadmill?
 
I've got Caesar Milan the famous dog whisperer to thank for this brilliant idea.
 
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3 year little girl trains her dog Gauge Schnoodle!

3 year little girl trains her dog Gauge Schnoodle!

So had to share this Schnoodle dog training video with you all. Yes, it's adorable.

The video below shows 3 year old Hadley practicing her training skills with her gorgeously curly-haired dog Gauge. Gauge is so calm and gentle around Hadley, and Hadley seems to have total control over her commands — and she’s only three.

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My top tips for letting your dog take over the house!

My top tips for letting your dog take over the house!

This is the conclusion, so let's start right back at the very beginning.

There's all sorts of debate about whether or not oodles should be indoor dogs or outside dogs with lots of discussion particularly around where they sleep.  So here's our story, I'm keen to hear if you can relate?

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Dog Training 102 - How to train your dog to come

Dog Training 102 - How to train your dog to come
Quite a few people have asked me how to train their puppy to come, particularly from long distances in places like the beach and the dog park. So today I thought I'd share how I did trained my cavoodle Jet.  From the beginning I wanted to take Jet Cavoodle to the beach and other outdoor places where I needed him to be well behaved and under control.  I taught him to come when called from a distance away using long rope training. 
 
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MyOodle.com Launches Dog Repel Spritzer For Puppy Training

MyOodle.com Launches Dog Repel Spritzer For Puppy Training

MyOodle.com and Lemongrass House have again partnered to bring you this new product, it will making training your puppy so much easier.  MyOodle Dog Repel Spritzer is exclusive to MyOodle.com, it's an essential tool if you are a new puppy owner.  I used to make this spray at home when Jet Cavoodle was very young, a very good friend gave me the recipe.  It contains all natural ingredients including some beautiful essential oils, humans will love the smell but your dog will hate it.

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Dog Training 101 - Helping!

Dog Training 101 - Helping!
Since Jet Cavoodle was little we've trained him using certain words.  There's the usual dog training words, like sit, stop, drop....and then there's our special words.  I really can't remember how 'helping' came about except to say that it happened naturally one day and I realised its benefit so I continued it with awesome effect right up until now.
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