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Your host, Debbie (owner of Playtime Paws), is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well-behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.

Your New Puppy: Dog Training and Dog Behavior Lessons to Help You Turn Your New Puppy into a Well-Behaved Dog Debbie Cilento: Dog Trainer | Dog Behavior Consultant | Owner of Playtime Paws | Belly Rub Specialist

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    • 4.8, 369 Ratings

Your host, Debbie (owner of Playtime Paws), is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well-behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.

    YNP #051: How to Get a Stronger Recall

    YNP #051: How to Get a Stronger Recall

    A strong recall is one of the most important behaviors your dog can have.  It's also something that takes LOTS OF WORK!!This episode is a replay a mini recall training I did inside my online puppy course YOUR Perfect Puppy.  I talk about how I approach recall as a habit that you and your dog need to develop (not as a command to teach).  I also go over the most common mistakes that I see and small adjustments that you can make to get that stronger recall. Press play to listen to the entire episode!  Enjoy!Links mentioned in this episode:* YNP #004: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Teach Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call* YOUR Perfect Puppy online new puppy course* Rover Round Robin cheat sheet

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    YNP Episode: How to Prevent Separation Anxiety During Stay-at-Home

    YNP Episode: How to Prevent Separation Anxiety During Stay-at-Home

    Separation anxiety is always been something dog owners need to be aware of.  How to be alone is something that we have to teach our dogs.  In a perfect world we start this when they are puppies with crate training and the natural rhythm of our lives as we need to go to work, school, family functions or just out to dinner.  But right now we aren't doing any of those things.  As we are spending so much more time with our dogs a concern that has come up recently is how our dogs will react when we do start leaving the house again.In this episode, I address exactly that.  I have you some ideas on how to ease your dog or puppy back into being alone (or maybe being left alone for the first time).  I talk about specific considerations during this time of COVID-19.If this is something you are struggling with I also recommend you check out Episode 022: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety.

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    YNP #050: The 3 Most Common Leash Training Questions

    YNP #050: The 3 Most Common Leash Training Questions

    Leash training is a hot topic among dog owners.  Walks are a fundamental joy for dogs but when it comes to walking down the street in a straight line, it's no longer feels natural for them so that's why we encounter some resistance.This is also why there are many different ways we struggle with our dog on a leash.In this episode, I go over the 3 most common questions I get about leash training.* How to stop pulling on a leash.* How to stop jumping and nipping during the walk. * How to handle distractions. Press play to listen to the entire episode!

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    YNP #049: Behavior Changes as Your Puppy Gets Older

    YNP #049: Behavior Changes as Your Puppy Gets Older

    ​As your dog grows you will probably experience some behavior changes.  Just as you think you have it ALL figured out your puppy will prove you wrong. It's all part of the roller coaster of owning a puppy.  In this episode, I talk about when these changes can happen, why they happen, and how to handle them.  Press play to listen to the entire episode.  Enjoy!

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    YNP #048: Bringing Home an Adult Dog

    YNP #048: Bringing Home an Adult Dog

    ​If you decide to bring home an adult dog you may have different expectations than if they were a puppy.  Maybe they're already potty trained and crate trained.  They don't have as much energy. Maybe they're out of the chewing stage.  These expectations can lead to some trouble when we first bring them home.  Just like with a puppy, we still need to make them feel safe while they get to know us and we get to know them.For a rescue dog, this can take up to 3 months. Last week I talked about the 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home.  Bringing home an adult dog doesn't look much different.You want to keep their world small and grow it slowly.  This will help them feel safe and while they start to trust you and you get to know each other.  You know that you're going to be the best dog parent ever, and you're not wrong.  We sometimes have to give our new four-legged family member some time to figure that out.  Once your new adult dog settles in it is ALL very much worth it!!Press play to listen the entire episode!

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    [Part 03] 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home

    [Part 03] 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home

    ​This week I'm doing something a little different.  This is the audio version of a video series called 3 Phases to Bringing Your New Puppy Home.  If you are a future puppy owner than this mini training is perfect for you.In this episode, I talk all about Phase 03: Get to Work.  Right around day 4 your will see your puppy's true personality start to come out.  Now that they are settled in it's time to get to work!  There are four essential tools you will need through every stage of your dog's life.  I go over what they are and how they work together.Press play below to listen to the full episode or...



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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

Ronnie D A ,

Best podcast for new puppy owners

What a treasure! I looked and looked through podcasts and this is finally everything I need! Thank you so much. We are getting a new puppy in a month and we have never had a dog before and I was feeling lost. Not anymore! You are a great teacher and I so appreciate your podcast. I never leave reviews but anyone getting a new puppy - enjoy!

BJPester ,

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One suggestion. Make one of these podcasts for dogs that aren’t puppy’s anymore because this really helped a lot with my chocolate lab who was 6 months when we got him, but now he is a beautiful 1 year old which is still considered puppy but I would still love a podcast for older dogs!
Thank you so much Debbie for all you have done to help everyone and their dogs!!

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