how to stop a dog from digging | Pupford

How to Stop a Dog from Digging

Tired of pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to stop a dog from digging? It’s hard not to get angry with your furry best friend after finding them digging up your freshly cut grass or even attempting to dig into carpets or floors inside your home! While digging is a natural behavior that stems from your pup’s survival instincts, it can get a little frustrating when it’s affecting the appearance of your home. In this article, I’ll cover some sure-to-work-tips to stop or control your dog’s digging! ? Causes of Excessive Digging & How To Stop a… Continue reading

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How to Introduce a Dog to a Baby: 6 Tips for Safe and Successful Introductions

Learning how to introduce a dog to a baby can be extremely stressful. In this article, you’re going to learn how to make those introductions safe and successful! But before that… Congratulations! Your family is getting a little bigger. With everything on your “before the baby” to-do list, dog moms and dads have one more all-important item to cover: Fido. Lots of excitement comes with a new baby, and your dog is already picking up on the new energy. A dog is a great companion to you and your spouse, and with the right training, it can be a loving… Continue reading

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Worst Dog Training Advice You’ve Ever Heard

In our private Facebook community, we asked, “what is the worst dog training advice you’ve ever heard?”. And let me tell you… some of the answers were unbelievable! (Some were terribly frustrating to hear as well.) We heard some advice that ranged from inhumane to just plain weird and just about everything in between. Unfortunately, there is SO much misinformation out there about how to properly train your dog. It’s sad, but we hope that our blog resources, podcast, and of course, 30 Day Perfect Pup class can help spread positive, science-backed information in the world! In case you haven’t… Continue reading

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Puppy Play Dates: A Simple Guide

Ahh, puppy play dates. One of the most fun (and exciting) parts of being a pup parent. By now, you’ve introduced your new dog to all the humans in your life, but what about the four-legged friends? New puppy parents are often unsure of how to navigate puppy play dates, and that’s okay. We’re here to help. Here’s what we’ll cover about puppy play dates — use the table of contents below to jump to a specific section: The importance of socializing your pup When should my dog start having play dates? How to introduce a puppy to other dogs… Continue reading

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How to Stop Dog from Destroying Things When I’m Gone

The other day I got a message from a frustrated pup parent asking, “How do I stop my dog from destroying things when I’m gone?!” You’ve probably been there too, right?! You come home from an errand to find your favorite pair of shoes chewed, or the couch cushion ripped, or an unidentifiable mess in the corner. And lo and behold, there’s your dog, with a somewhat guilty look in their eyes. (Is it really guilt? We’ll cover that later…) Exhibit A ? If you’ve become frustrated by the fact that you don’t know how to stop your dog from… Continue reading

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Puppy Socialization: Checklist PDF, Time Frame and Tips for Socializing a New Puppy

Puppy socialization is one of the most important (and underestimated) parts of raising a dog. Getting your puppy’s socialization right (or wrong) can make or break so many important behaviors for the rest of their life. Some of the most common questions for first-time puppy parents are when you should begin socializing your pup, who to introduce them to, and how to socialize them properly. Here’s what I’ll cover in this article (click to jump to a specific section) ? When to socialize a puppy Introducing your puppy to new people, places, and experiences Puppy socialization checklist (you can even print… Continue reading

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Science Behind Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Positive Reinforcement training is the most effective and humane route to train your dog. Unfortunately, in the past, aversive, punishment, and now-debunked methods were spread by trainers, the media, and other outlets. Part of our mission here at Pupford is to help spread the message and power of positive-reinforcement based training! Choosing to train via positive reinforcement will help your pup be more confident, attentive, and well-behaved in the long run. But don’t get us wrong, it takes lots of time, patience, and persistence! 🙂 Be sure to check out the studies below. Also, if you are new to being a… Continue reading

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Calm Down a Hyper Dog! 5 Tips That Actually Work

Trying to calm down a hyper dog can be extremely difficult and frustrating! Sometimes it seems like their energy never ends… yikes. In this article (with the accompanying podcast and video), we’ll break down 5 ways to calm down a hyper dog. These tips are effective, simple, and should be implemented right away! Here are the 5 effective ways to help calm down your dog. Mental Exercise Place/Settle Training Physical Exercise Trick Training (PS- if you need help with the training basics, check out our 100% free app) Impulse Control Listen to or watch this episode for a full breakdown… Continue reading

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Does Your Dog Really Understand Behaviors?

Sometimes we like to think that our dog understands a specific behavior completely, but do they? How can we know when our dog truly understands a specific behavior? Just because your dog knows “recall” inside the home, does that mean they “understand” recall? Listen to today’s discussion and let us know what you think!! Remember, your dog’s behavior almost ALWAYS needs some more practice and training 😉 And that really is one of the main focuses of this episode, that oftentimes you just need more practice. In many cases, the recipe for success is more practice and less freedom for your pup.… Continue reading

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Muffin Tin Game for Dogs

The Muffin Tin Game is an easy, fun to play, and inexpensive brain game for dogs. You can play it at relatively any time, no matter the weather or situation outside. Remember to never underestimate the power of keeping your dog’s brain sharp and focused. Numerous studies show the health benefits mental enrichment can provide our four-legged friends. They need jobs and things to accomplish, just like us humans! What You Need to Play the Muffin Tin Game Most of what you need to play this brain game can be found in your house already! Here is what you’ll need… Continue reading

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