Preparation for new puppy and what you will need before one arrives.


There are a lot of things you can buy for your new puppy. However, there is a number of essentials that you need to have prior to your puppies arrival. I've put together a list of things that I have purchased and had ready before I went to pick up Dexter: 1. Crate is an... Continue Reading →

The road to meeting Dexter … How to pick a puppy


The road to meeting Dexter was an interesting experience. My last dog Dante passed away in December of 2013. After a month or so I began considering getting another dog. The new friend had to fit a number of criteria that I would require from my dog: I prefer mastiff breeds for their power, size,... Continue Reading →

Dexter’s first bath


Dexter needed a bath and it is good to acclimate the puppy to this process as early as possible. http://instagram.com/p/v84w4ptqUI/?modal=true

Apartment setup for house training… Dexter tested … Us approved


Previous setup was quickly figured out and Dexter happily pulled him self over the play pan's wall (mastiff power). He ended up spending some of the night rearranging the living room. Nothing drastic :). However, reconstruction was needed of the playpen for the times when we have to leave. Thus the new setup http://instagram.com/p/v6NgyDNqWL/?modal=true This... Continue Reading →

Housebreaking setup Dexter


http://instagram.com/p/v3mYucNqcU/?modal=true I setup a playpen as Dexter is too young to hold it for long. At 2 months of age , he can barely hold it for 5 min and needs to go every 2-3 hours. Considering he will need to be left alone for extended periods of time while we are at work, he... Continue Reading →

Whistle Dog Activity Monior… Cool tool to track your dog’s activity


It's like a fitbit for the dog http://www.whistle.com/ Dog will not care, but you can see if you give your dog a proper active life

Great Podcast from NPR TED talks on dog training and how it relates to raising kids, with Ian Dunbar


I have been telling my friends and family for a long time that we can learn a lot about raising kids from training dogs. Most people either make fun of me or think I am being ridiculous. Here is a link to a TED talk with Ian Dunbar, PhD in Dog behavior, in which he... Continue Reading →

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