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- Digging | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
digging OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE Common Reasons Why Dogs Dig Out of boredom when they’re not getting enough physical and mental stimulation. Digging up dirt to lay in can keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They may smell something that’s buried or they may want to bury something. If they see humans digging (gardening) they may want to join in on the fun. Fertilizer is very attractive to some dogs. Some breeds like terriers and labs are instinctually prone to digging. How to Stop Digging The number one way to stop your dog from digging is to supervise them. We have to be there to guide them to make the right decisions. If you catch them in the act of digging, make a loud noise to interrupt the behavior like a loud clap or “uh-uh” sound. Then redirect them to play with an appropriate toy instead. Consider giving them an area of the yard where it is ok to dig. A sectioned off part of dirt or a sandbox will do just fine. If you catch them digging somewhere else interrupt the behavior and redirect them to this spot. Encourage them to dig in this spot by hiding tasting treats or bones for them to find. If they learn they find good things in that spot, that's the spot they'll want to dig in. Be consistent with your rules. If you deem an area that is ok to dig in then that's the rule and they are never allowed to dig anywhere else. Provide your dog with adequate exercise and mental stimulation. Give them a nice game of fetch, a stuffed chew toy, or a bone to entertain themselves. PRINT
- Puppy Training in Denver | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Puppy Training in Denver We're TOP rated for puppy & dog training in Denver. We train using the most effective positive methods backed by the ASPCA. Reserve Now Puppy Training In Home Board & Train Sit & Train Online Dog Training
- Puppy Training in Denver, CO | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Puppy Training In Home Our most popular service! With this service, our trainers do the majority of training one-on-one with your dog. Reserve Now What In-Home Puppy Training Includes TRAINING COVERED: 24 Training Skills SESSIONS: 6 Sessions, 1 Hour Each PRICE: $749.99 Puppy Training Skills Included Training Skills: • Sit • Down • Stay • Come • Drop It • Leave It • Watch me • Go to Place • Release Cue • Leash Walking • Hand Targeting • Impulse Control • Chewing • Jumping • Destruction • Socialization • Stress Signals • Potty Training • Crate Training • Nipping & Biting • Proper Handling • Attention & Focus • Preventing Anxiety • Reliable Responses Service Description • Our most popular choice! With this service, our trainers do the majority of training one-on-one with your puppy. • We offer this as a 6 week course which comes with an hour long in-home training session each week OR as a 3 week course with 2 sessions per week. • You have the option to have your trainer work directly with your dog or for you to be more involved with the sessions. If you'd like to have your trainer work primarily with your dog, then at the end of each session your trainer will meet with you for 15 minutes to show you the skills they've taught your dog and how to practice those skills with them yourself. • If you'd prefer to be more involved in the training process, owners are also welcome to join for the full length of the sessions. • The perfect choice for any new puppy or dog! We cover all of the training listed above and can replace any skills that your puppy has already mastered with skills you’d like more work on. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step to start working towards your goals is submitting a Reservation Request! Reservations
- Potty Training | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
potty training OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE 5 Keys to Potty Training: Create a routine Crate train them Supervise them & limit their freedom Praise them for going potty outside Handle accidents properly Create a Routine A general rule of thumb is that puppies can hold their bladders for the same amount of hours as they are months old, ex: 3 month old = 3 hours. 5 months old = 5 hours. Maintaining a set schedule of times throughout the day for potty breaks according to this formula will give your pup the best head start. Keeping set meal times and food amounts will help you better predict your puppy’s potty needs. When changing dog foods be sure to gradually mix the old and new foods together over a few weeks, adding more of the new food every time. Sudden changes in food will likely cause diarrhea. Crate Training Crate training is the easiest and fastest way to potty train your dog. Dogs don’t like to eliminate where they sleep so keeping them in a small area is the best way to prevent accidents from happening. If a crate is too large your dog may eliminate on one side and still be able to sleep comfortably on the other. Size is important. Crates should be only big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lie back down in. You can always get your dog a big comfy crate once they are finished with potty training. Crates should always be a safe happy place for your dog to be and never used as a punishment. Be sure to make crate time a positive experience for them by giving toys, treats, and lots of praise when they’re in there. Although crates are a great potty training tool they do not need to be used throughout their lives if you do not wish. See our section on Crate Training for more details. Puppies Should Be Given a Potty Break After: Waking up. 10-15 minutes after having food or water. After playing. If you notice them sniffing or circling around. Supervise Them & Limit Freedom Just like babies, puppies need to be supervised to make sure they’re making the right choices. If they are left to their own devices they’re more likely to make bad choices. Supervision in the beginning stages is especially important, you should keep your puppy within sight and be sure to watch for signs that they have to go. Limit their access to the house. When leaving them or when you are not able to supervise they should always be confined in a crate, gated off area, or puppy-proofed room. Praise Them for Going Potty Outside Dogs like to go in places where they can smell poo and pee so pick a designated potty spot for them to go in. Bring them back to this potty every time so they develop a routine. When they go potty say “GOOD” and give them lots of praise and treats! Let them enjoy a little more time outside afterwards or a short walk so they don’t think that going potty means the fun ends and we go back inside. Otherwise they’ll take longer and longer to go potty every time. If they do not go at first give them 5-10 minutes to do so. If they still don’t go, bring them back inside and give them another chance in 20-30 minutes. When you bring them back in, crate or confine them until their next potty break. Letting them roam around your home freely after they’ve not gone potty outside is a recipe for an accident. Handle Accidents Properly If you catch them in the act make a loud sound to interrupt them like “UH-UH” or a loud clap and then immediately bring them outside to finish. If they finish going outside, praise and reward. KEY NOTE : If you find an accident after the fact, do NOT punish them. Many people don’t know that dogs only have a one second learning period to understand if something they did was good or bad. Punishing them after the fact doesn’t teach them it was wrong because they won’t understand. This will only teach them to fear you and encourage them to hide their accidents from you. Clean the accident with an enzymatic cleaner specially made to completely remove pet odor. Beware that ammonia-based cleaners will likely attract the dog back again. Be sure to thoroughly clean with the enzymatic cleaner. If the dog can still smell where they went then they will likely go there again. PRINT
- Being an Effective Dog Leader | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Being an Effective Dog Leader OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE It’s extremely important that we don’t try to gain the leadership role with force or intimidation. The myth that humans should be “dominant” in order to get respect, can actually cause fear and aggression. Although some TV shows depict this as a legitimate way to train, these are extremely out dated methods. There's no need to use force in order to have an obedient dog. Gaining your dog's trust and respect through leadership exercises will result in the type of dog who will follow your lead with unwavering reliability. Make training part of your daily routine. Before meals, play time, letting them up on the couch, or anything else they want, ask them to do a behavior for you first. Then the food, play, or cuddles they receive afterwards is a reward for making good choices. This is an easy way to fit little training sessions into your everyday life. You can use simple behaviors to do this like sit, down, stay, or come. Asking for a behavior before earning something they want is reinforcing them for giving their attention to you. Always be on the lookout for good behavior to reward . Whether it’s a random sit while you're waiting to cross a street or when they see the mailman go by and don’t bark, reward it with praise or treats. These practices encourage them to continue looking to you for direction. You will see them habituate good manners, good listening skills, and good decision making. Just like with humans, this takes time and consistency in our message. Make training fun and exciting! Your dog will sense your energy and it will make them more eager to work for you and follow your instructions. Teach your dog that they can trust you by never forcing them into situations they are uncomfortable with. Be attentive to your dog’s body language and respect their limitations. A dog who is stressed or overstimulated will not be able to learn or perform as they normally would. If your dog senses you becoming impatient or frustrated they are likely to freeze up or shut down. In these situations we have to manage our expectations and adjust the situation before continuing onwards. Leadership Exercises PRINT HAPPY PAWS
- Board and Train in Denver, CO | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Board and Train in Denver With our board and train service, we cover all essential obedience training in a 2 week program. We also offer pet taxis . Reserve Now What Board and Train Includes TRAINING COVERED: 24 Training Skills 2 WEEK STAY Luxury Suite Rooms PRICE: $1,549.99 Dog Training Skills Included Training Skills: • Sit • Down • Stay • Come • Drop It • Leave It • Watch me • Go to Place • Release Cue • Leash Walking • Hand Targeting • Impulse Control • Chewing • Jumping • Destruction • Socialization • Stress Signals • Potty Training • Crate Training • Nipping & Biting • Proper Handling • Attention & Focus • Preventing Anxiety • Reliable Responses Service Information Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Our luxury suites all come with TV's, radios, and webcams. Your dog will be in paradise as they're enjoying educational activities & learning how to be the best pet they can be. Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers Our goal is to make your experience as simple and care-free as possible. We offer pet taxis to and from your location making your life easier. Video Updates You'll receive video & text updates keeping you up to date on your dog's learning so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's face. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Reservations
- Dog Sitting & Training Service | Trainers in Denver Near You!
Dog Sitting & Training Our award winning Sit & Train service includes dog sitting & certified expert training that's top rated in Denver! Reserve Now What Sit & Train Includes TRAINING & EXERCISE: 2 x 45 Min. Visits per Day MEALS & WATER: 2 Times per Day PRICE: $1,549.99 for 7 days Dog Training Skills Included Training Skills: • Sit • Down • Stay • Come • Drop It • Leave It • Watch me • Go to Place • Release Cue • Leash Walking • Hand Targeting • Impulse Control • Chewing • Jumping • Destruction • Socialization • Stress Signals • Potty Training • Crate Training • Nipping & Biting • Proper Handling • Attention & Focus • Preventing Anxiety • Reliable Responses Why Choose Us? Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers Our expert dog trainers are experienced, certified, and train using the most effective positive training methods supported by science & backed by the ASPCA. Video Updates You'll receive video & text updates keeping you up to date on your dog's training so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's face. Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Our goal is to make your experience exceptional. Whether you need us to feed your fish or bring your mail inside, we've got you covered! Service Description • With this service, we combine the best of both worlds with dog sitting & dog training. O ur trainers come to your home twice a day for 7 days. Each visit is 45 minutes long. • During these visits they'll have one-on-one personalized training sessions with your dog. They'll also take care of your pups meals and exercise needs as well. • For each visit, you'll receive a video showing you the training skills your dog's learned that day and keeping you up to date on their progress. • For young puppies needing more potty breaks and exercise, a dditional visits can be added for a service fee. • Perfect for having your pup trained while you're on vacation! READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Reservations
- Cat Sitters in Denver | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Cat Sitters in Denver With our 5 star cat sitting service, our pet caregivers come to your home to provide the highest quality of care! Book Now What Cat Sitting Includes FEEDING & WATER 1-3 times per day SNUGGLES / PLAYTIME 1-3 times per day PRICE: $30 per 20 min. visit Why Choose Us? Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers Our pet caregivers go the extra mile, every time! We give your cat what they need most whether thats playtime, snuggles, or quiet companionship! Photo Updates You'll receive text & photo updates for every visit so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's face. Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Whether you need us to water your plants, feed your fish or bring your packages inside, we've got you covered! Add-ons & Extras 30 Min Visit $35 1 Hour Visit $55 Additional Cat Cost $5 Additional Dog Cost $10 Meet & Greet - In-Person $30 Meet & Greet - Virtual (No Cost) Administration of Medications - (No Cost) Service Description We offer cat sitting all across the Denver metro area. Our pet caregivers are loving, experienced, and can stop by up to 4 times per day if needed. You can customize your care visit to fit your pet's exact needs! Your care provider can help by providing personalized attention, playtime, cuddle time, or just some quiet companionship depending on what your cat needs most. We'll also refresh their water supply, clean their litter box, and administer any medications or treatments they may need. Multiple pets? No problem! We offer an additional per cat fee of $5 and per dog fee of $10. We're also happy to take care of any other small pets in the home if needed. We provide text and photo updates every visit keeping you in the loop always! Interested in booking a Meet & Greet with your care provider? We offer 20 minute virtual Meet & Greets complementary with every reservation and in-person Meet & Greets for $30. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Book Now
- Caregiver Profile - SK | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare
Samantha K. Certified Animal Care Provider, Dual Trained in Pet First Aid & CPR 1276 Reviews 4.8 Stars Location: Denver, CO Education Veterinary Technology, SUNY Ulster College Animal Behavior & Dog Training, Karen Pryor Academy Applied Science Veterinary Technology, Medaille University Experience Veterinary A ss istant, Macedon Animal Care Veterinary A ss istant, Companion Animal Hospital Professional Dog Trainer, DOD Dog Training Corp. Volunteer Animal Attendant, Rochester Animal Shelter Certifications & Insurance Animal First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross Pet First Aid and Emergency, CPD Certification Premium Member Coverage, Pet Sitters Associates Insurance Specialities in Animal Care Speciality Care for Elderly Pets Speciality Care for Pets with Disabilities Oral & Injection Medication Administration Care for Exotic Animals, Mammals & Reptiles Care for Animals with History of Anxiety and Aggression Photo Gallery Member and Insured Through
- Denver Dog Sitters | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Dog Sitting Local, trusted dog sitting that's top rated & highly recommended all throughout Denver! Book Now What Dog Sitting Includes MEALS & WATER 1-3 times per day WALKING & PLAYTIME 1-3 times per day PRICE: $35 per 30 min. visit Why Choose Us? Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers Our pet caregivers go the extra mile, every time! We'll feed meals, provide them exercise with walks & playtime, and can administer medications if needed. Photo Updates You'll receive text & photo updates for every visit so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's face. Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Whether you need us to feed your fish, water your plants, or bring your packages inside, we've got you covered! Add-ons & Extras 1 Hour Visit $55 Additional Cat Cost $5 Additional Dog Cost $10 Meet & Greet - In-Person $30 Meet & Greet - Virtual (No Cost) Dog Park Trip During Visit - (No Cost) Administration of Medications - (No Cost) Service Description We offer dog sitting all across the Denver metro area. Our pet caregivers are loving, experienced, and can stop by up to 4 times per day if needed. You can customize your care visit to fit your pet's exact needs! Your care provider can help by providing walks, playtime, trips to a nearby park, indoor enrichment activities, or quiet companionship. We're also able to administer any medications or treatments they may need. Multiple pets? No problem! We offer an additional per dog fee of $10 and per cat fee of $5. We're also happy to take care of any other small pets in the home if needed. We provide text and photo updates every visit keeping you in the loop always! Interested in booking a Meet & Greet with your care provider? We offer 20 minute virtual Meet & Greets complementary with every reservation and in-person Meet & Greets for $30. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Book Now
- Recommended Enrichment Toys | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
recommended enrichment toys & Puzzles OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE Kong Classic This stuffable, durable toy will keep your dog busy for hours! Stuff with their favorite filling and freeze overnight. In the morning you’ll have a long-lasting treat that your dog will love. Get Yours HERE . Kong Wobbler This is a larger, inactive version of the classic Kong. Fill this toy with your dog’s kibble to turn meal time into a game that provides them with mental stimulation. The toy must be knocked around for the kibble to spill out which keeps your pup happily occupied. Get Yours HERE . Marrow Bones These bones can come pre-stuffed or empty so that you can stuff them yourself. They can be filled with various treats from peanut butter to bananas. Freeze it overnight to give your dog a savory bone that’ll engage both their mind and their mouth. Get Yours HERE . Treat Ball Your dog will have a blast rolling this ball around to get the treats inside. This is another great form of mental stimulation that you can give with treats or to feed their regular meals. Get Yours HERE . Snuffle Mat Snuffle mats are a great source of entertainment! They come with many pieces of felt sewn together. Place your dog’s treats or kibble inside. They’ll work hard using their nose and mouth to find and retrieve the treats. Get Yours HERE . StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy This enrichment toy is very similar to the Kong Wobbler. It has an adjustable hole on the side that will spill out kibble when knocked around making it a fun brain game that your dog can enjoy every day. Get Yours HERE . Puzzle Games Puzzle games entice your dog to use their nose and reasoning skills to figure out how to get to the hidden food below the puzzle pieces. These puzzles come in various shapes, sizes, and difficulty levels. Get Yours HERE . Licki Mat Bowl These flexible bowls can be coated with moist treats or your dogs moistened kibble and frozen. Once frozen, your dog will have to work hard to lick all of the food off. Get Yours HERE . Squeaky Squirrel Puzzle Toy This plush toy can be given as a fun activity. It has a hide and seek theme including squeaky squirrel toys. Your dog will have to figure out how to get the squirrels out of the toy. Get Yours HERE . Everlasting Treat Bento Ball These balls come with flavorful inserts that stick into the ball. This toy can last for weeks as your dog slowly works away at the treat. When done, you can fill with another insert and the activity starts all over again! Get Yours HERE . Flirt Poles Flirt poles are an excellent way to tire out your dog in a fun way that engages their want to chase. You can attach different toys to the end and play with them in a way that will tire them out both physically and mentally. Get Yours HERE . Read more about the Behavior Benefits of Chew Toys & Puzzles.