Your New Puppy

By Debbie Cilento: Dog Trainer | Dog Behavior Consultant | Owner of Playtime Paws | Belly Rub Specialist

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Starting you and your dog off on the right paw.

Episode Date
YNP #022: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety
13:35
<p>Separation anxiety is when your dog is stressed out because they are separated from you.  Every single dog has the potential to develop some form of separation anxiety because dogs don’t know how to be alone naturally.   This is one of the many things we need to teach them to live in our world.  Separation anxiety […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/episode22/">YNP #022: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2018
YNP #021: Balancing Vaccines and Socialization
12:27
<p>A question I get ALL the time is about taking your puppy outside before they are fully vaccinated.  This question usually comes up during potty training but my answer has nothing to do with potty training. In short, your puppy needs to get out and start experiencing the world BEFORE they are fully vaccinated.  I know this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/vaccines-and-socialization/">YNP #021: Balancing Vaccines and Socialization</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2018
YNP #020: Preparing for an Emergency When you Have a Dog
14:43
<p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/preparing-for-an-emergency-when-you-have-a-dog/">YNP #020: Preparing for an Emergency When you Have a Dog</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2018
YNP #019: The Downside of a Fenced-in Backyard
13:13
<p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/downside-fenced-backyard/">YNP #019: The Downside of a Fenced-in Backyard</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Dec 15, 2017
YNP #018: Ditch the Bowl and Make Mealtime an Event
8:10
<p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/make-mealtime-event/">YNP #018: Ditch the Bowl and Make Mealtime an Event</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Dec 01, 2017
YNP #017: 5 Dog Food Myths and the Truth Behind Them
17:23
<p>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.  Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There is a lot of different information out there about which dog […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/5-dog-food-myths/">YNP #017: 5 Dog Food Myths and the Truth Behind Them</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2017
YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier.
11:05
<p>“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 to stop your dog from sleeping on the bed with you is to teach him to sleep […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/think-ahead-training/">YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2017
YNP #015: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part Two Pet Sitters
13:40
<p>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 your dog when you can’t is a very common concern for most dog owners.  With […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/choose-right-dog-care-pet-sitters/">YNP #015: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part Two Pet Sitters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2017
YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One
18:31
<p>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 a high level of trust that has to happen for you to feel comfortable to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/choose-right-dog-care-part-one/">YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Oct 12, 2017
YNP #013: Dog Daycare vs. Dog Park
13:31
<p>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 get to stay and interact and play with the other dogs and people at a dog park […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/dog-daycare-vs-dog-parks/">YNP #013: Dog Daycare vs. Dog Park</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Sep 28, 2017
YNP #012: The Most Important Part of Your Dog’s Obedience Training
11:40
<p>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 good reasons for you and your dog to go through some kind of obedience training. In this episode, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/important-part-dog-obedience/">YNP #012: The Most Important Part of Your Dog’s Obedience Training</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2017
YNP #011: Reasons to Leave Your Retractable Leash at Home
8:45
<p>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 people about what type of leash to use, I find so many people just automatically buy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/leave-retractable-leash-home/">YNP #011: Reasons to Leave Your Retractable Leash at Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2017
YNP #010: Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy
24:47
<p>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 ritual none of us can ignore. Sometimes we forget that our dogs don’t come pre-programmed knowing they […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/potty-training-puppy/">YNP #010: Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Jul 20, 2017
YNP #009: Why Indoor Pads Should NOT be Used When House Training Your Puppy
12:42
<p>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 long run it does anything but. Not only does it add more work in the long […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/indoor-pads-house-training/">YNP #009: Why Indoor Pads Should NOT be Used When House Training Your Puppy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2017
YNP #008: When your Dog Jumps: How to Prevent and Correct Jumping up on People
12:00
<p>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 jumps on us it is to get our attention. And if we are honest most of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/dog-jumps/">YNP #008: When your Dog Jumps: How to Prevent and Correct Jumping up on People</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2017
YNP #QA01: Questions and Answers
13:51
<p>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 questions sent in by listeners. Topics include:Multiple dog householdHanding a new young dog with older dogsThe difference […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/ynp-qa01-questions-answers/">YNP #QA01: Questions and Answers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2017
YNP#007: Why Dogs Dig and What You Can Do About It
9:02
<p>Does your backyard look like someone has been digging for gold?  Having a crater filled back yard is frustrating, not pretty and can even be dangerous.   Digging is one of those things that dogs just love to do.  It’s right up there with barking and chewing and being with us. The most common reasons why a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/why-dogs-dig/">YNP#007: Why Dogs Dig and What You Can Do About It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
May 24, 2017
YNP #006: My Dog Steals my Stuff!! How to Protect your Dog and your Things.
19:16
<p>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 there he is, chomping happily away on the book you were reading earlier, or maybe it’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/dog-steals-stuff-protect-dog-things/">YNP #006: My Dog Steals my Stuff!! How to Protect your Dog and your Things.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
May 17, 2017
YNP #005: Crate Training: How (and Why) to Make Their Crate Your Dog’s Best Friend
21:02
<p>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.   Crate training can go way beyond potty training.  If done correctly a crate can be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/crate-training-how-why/">YNP #005: Crate Training: How (and Why) to Make Their Crate Your Dog’s Best Friend</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
May 10, 2017
YNP #004:How to Get a Strong Recall: Three Things You Can Do Now to Teach Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call.
14:41
<p>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 to know but it’s also one that eludes most of us. I am not going to talk […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/teach-dog-to-come-every-time/">YNP #004:How to Get a Strong Recall: Three Things You Can Do Now to Teach Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
May 02, 2017
YNP #003 What is Free Feeding and Why you Shouldn’t Do It
12:08
<p>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 more. You will also get some tips on how to change the habit if it has already […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/ynp-003-free-feeding-shouldnt/">YNP #003 What is Free Feeding and Why you Shouldn’t Do It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Apr 29, 2017
YNP #002: Which Type of Dog is right for You?
25:29
<p>___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___ 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 about to help you decide what type of dog will best fit into your life. While […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/type-of-dog-is-right-for-you/">YNP #002: Which Type of Dog is right for You?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Apr 29, 2017
YNP #001: Are You Ready for a New Dog? Five Questions to Help you Decide.
14:08
<p>___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___ 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 it out! This episode walks you through 5 questions to ask yourself to see if […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/ready-new-dog/">YNP #001: Are You Ready for a New Dog? Five Questions to Help you Decide.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2017
YNP #000: Who I Am and What Your New Puppy Podcast is About
6:52
<p>Welcome to Your New Puppy’s Podcast!! Getting a new puppy (or dog) is exciting and fun but it can also be very overwhelming.  No one gets a good dog by accident.  It takes time and energy to get the well-behaved dog we all dream of when we decided to bring home our new four-legged family […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com/new-puppy-podcast/">YNP #000: Who I Am and What Your New Puppy Podcast is About</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.playtimepaws.com">Playtime Paws</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2017