A guide to navigating the challenge and adventure of life with your dogs.

Puppy care and training

Check out the resources on the Getting a New Dog page, too.

Puppy care basics


Puppy training and problem-solving


When things go terribly wrong


Need more help than this? Check out the puppy survival guide

I Got a Dog – What Was I Thinking? – This guide focuses heavily on the most common challenges faced by new dog owners, like housetraining, puppy biting, and bonding.

But it also deals with the more complicated matter of fighting off the monsters in your head. It’s about what to do when sleep-deprivation and self-doubt makes you want to throw in the towel and put the puppy up for sale on Craigslist.

You’ll learn:

  • How to housetrain your dog even if she’s had a lot of accidents
  • How to stop your puppy from biting (with a training plan that actually works!)
  • How to teach your dog not to freak out when he’s alone
  • How to survive bedtime with a puppy who whines all night
  • How to stop being stressed and overwhelmed all the time
  • And more

It’ll help you overcome self-doubt and frustration, solve behavior problems, teach your dog good habits, and build that beautiful bond you were dreaming about before you brought your dog home.

Click here to learn more