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YNP #020: Preparing for an Emergency When you Have a Dog

4/11/2018
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We are always told “prepare for emergencies.” The problem is the nature of an emergency is they are unpredictable and the situations are usually not something we expect. All we can do is do our best to prepare so when it happens we at least have a head start.The type of emergencies I talk about […] The post YNP #020: Preparing for an Emergency When you Have a Dog appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:14:47

YNP Episode #019: The Downside of a Fenced-in Backyard

12/15/2017
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A fenced-in backyard is considered a very valuable resource for a dog owner. It makes owning, potty training and exercising your dog SO much easier. Or does it?With anything that makes our lives easier there is always a downside. I know this, because I share this struggle with you.In this episode I talk about a […] The post YNP Episode #019: The Downside of a Fenced-in Backyard appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:13:17

YNP #018: Ditch the Bowl and Make Mealtime an Event

12/1/2017
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So often, we get stuck in the idea that our dogs need to eat out of a bowl. BORING!! Our dogs are programmed to work for their food so let’s use that in our favor. We already feed our dogs so let’s make it an event! Our dogs have a blast AND it also help […] The post YNP #018: Ditch the Bowl and Make Mealtime an Event appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:08:14

YNP Episode #017: 5 Dog Food Myths and the Truth Behind Them

11/15/2017
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We know that finding the right dog food for our dog is important. It can also be overwhelming. Most of us want to be able to walk into a pet store, pick up a bag and make the right decision. The post YNP Episode #017: 5 Dog Food Myths and the Truth Behind Them appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:17:27

YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier.

11/8/2017
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin The best way to stop your dog from jumping up on people is not to allow him from to do it from day one. The best way The post YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier. appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:11:10

YNP #015: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part Two Pet Sitters

10/18/2017
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Welcome to Part Two of the two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you. In part one (Episode #14) I talked all about facilities. In this episode I talk about Pet Sitters.Who will take care of The post YNP #015: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part Two Pet Sitters appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:13:45

YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One

10/12/2017
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Welcome to Part One in two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you.Who will take care of your dog when you can’t is a very common concern for most dog owners. With good reason. There is The post YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:18:35

YNP #013: Dog Daycare vs. Dog Park

9/28/2017
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Both Dog Parks and Dog Daycares are a place for your dog to get exhausted while playing with their friends. Beyond that, you and your dog’s experience are quite different. Where dog parks are free, daycares cost money. You The post YNP #013: Dog Daycare vs. Dog Park appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:13:35

YNP#012: The Most Important Part of Your Dog’s Obedience Training

9/20/2017
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You don’t have to be a dog person to know about basic obedience. It’s usually the first thing you think of when someone says “training a dog”. It is popular for very good reasons. I could list a hundred The post YNP#012: The Most Important Part of Your Dog’s Obedience Training appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:11:44

YNP #011: Reasons to Leave Your Retractable Leash at Home

9/13/2017
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If you don’t already have a retractable leash you have most likely thought about buying one. I have one, I admit it, but now it is collecting dust at the bottom of the dog’s supply bin. Whenever I talk to The post YNP #011: Reasons to Leave Your Retractable Leash at Home appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:08:49

YNP #010: Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy

7/20/2017
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Potty training is a rite of passage for all puppy owners. It’s a time consuming, energy draining, and often a frustrating, overwhelming process. It’s definitely not the pretty part of owning a new puppy but it’s the one training The post YNP #010: Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:24:52

YNP #009: Why Indoor Pads Should NOT be Used When House Training Your Puppy

7/5/2017
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Indoor pads (or wee-wee pads) have a purpose but house training should not be one of them. Indoor pads are one of those products that seem like a good idea and great tool to make house training easier but in The post YNP #009: Why Indoor Pads Should NOT be Used When House Training Your Puppy appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:12:46

YNP #008: When your Dog Jumps: How to Prevent and Correct Jumping up on People

6/15/2017
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When your dog jumps on you, your family and your friends it can quickly turn into an annoying habit. Luckily there are a few things we can do to prevent or correct this behavior. Most of the time our dog The post YNP #008: When your Dog Jumps: How to Prevent and Correct Jumping up on People appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:12:05

YNP #QA01: Questions and Answers

6/7/2017
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I had a lot of fun recording our first Q&A episode! You asked some great questions that have influenced the topics of many episodes and now I want to answer some specific questions. In this episode, I answer three great The post YNP #QA01: Questions and Answers appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:13:55

YNP #006: My Dog Steals my Stuff!! How to Protect your Dog and your Things.

5/17/2017
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What do we do when our dog steals our stuff? We all know the scene: it’s gotten a little too quiet so you go searching for the little fuzzball that was just at your feet. You turn the corner and The post YNP #006: My Dog Steals my Stuff!! How to Protect your Dog and your Things. appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:19:21

YNP #005: Crate Training: How (and Why) to Make Their Crate Your Dog’s Best Friend

5/10/2017
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When we think of crate training, we usually think of house training our dog. It is true that these two things go hand and hand. Using a crate is the best and most efficient way to potty train our dogs. The post YNP #005: Crate Training: How (and Why) to Make Their Crate Your Dog’s Best Friend appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:21:06

YNP #004: How to Get a Strong Recall: Three Things You Can Do Now to Teach Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call.

5/2/2017
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Your recall command is any word you use to tell your dog to come to you. The most common being “come.” I’ve also heard “front” and “here” used. The recall is arguably one the most important commands for your dog The post YNP #004: How to Get a Strong Recall: Three Things You Can Do Now to Teach Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call. appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:14:45

YNP #003 What is Free Feeding and Why you Shouldn’t Do It

4/29/2017
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Leaving food out for you dog all the time is convenient and seems harmless on the surface, but there are many downsides to free feeding. I talk about how free feeding can affect your dog’s behavior, health, potty training and The post YNP #003 What is Free Feeding and Why you Shouldn’t Do It appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:12:12

YNP #002: Which Type of Dog is right for You?

4/29/2017
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Once you have decided that you are ready for a dog (if you haven’t check out episode 1) it’s time to figure out which dog is right for you. During this episode, I talk about 10 different traits to think The post YNP #002: Which Type of Dog is right for You? appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:25:33

YNP #001: Are You Ready for a New Dog? Five Questions to Help you Decide.

4/25/2017
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Want a new dog? Not sure if you are ready? Getting a new dog is a big decision and a long term commitment. Getting a dog isn’t something you can decide overnight, so we are here to help you figure The post YNP #001: Are You Ready for a New Dog? Five Questions to Help you Decide. appeared first on Playtime Paws.

Duration:00:14:12