Category Archives: Puppies

Puppy Supplies Checklist: Everything Your New Puppy Needs (and What They Don’t Need)

Here’s a handy guide to all the stuff you’ll need when your puppy comes home. This list ties in to the 3 Lost Dogs training philosophy, and it’s all meant to help you raise a happy, well-behaved puppy who stays out of trouble as much as possible. The list is divided into the Essential suppliesContinue Reading

How to Adopt a Dog Ep. 2: Figuring Out What You Want

The rest of the series: Ep 1. How to Mentally Prepare for a New Dog Ep 2. Figuring Out What You Want Ep 3. How to Pick a Dog from a Shelter Links mentioned in the video: How to Adopt the Perfect Shelter Dog – a free ebook available when you join the 3 LostContinue Reading

How to Adopt a Dog Ep. 1: How To Mentally Prepare for a New Dog

The rest of the series: Ep 1. How to Mentally Prepare for a New Dog Ep 2. Figuring Out What You Want Ep 3. How to Pick a Dog from a Shelter Links mentioned in the video: Whatever Tomorrow Brings: Important Things to Know Before (And After) You Adopt a Dog How I Survived TheContinue Reading

Ask 3LD, Puppy Edition: Chewing, Housetraining, Resource Guarding, and More

Answering real questions from real puppy owners. 1. Puzzled about puzzle toys (lol sorry) “Hey, Jake! My family and I are future dog owners. We’re doing our homework. Our questions have to do with feeding: How is a dog receiving dinner from chew toys not free feeding? Will a puppy be able to get allContinue Reading

Video: How I Survived the First Three Months With A New Puppy (And You Can, Too!)

Three months ago, I adopted a four-month-old Belgian Malinois. I named her River. It has been the longest three months of my life. And I don’t mean that in a negative sense. I just mean that it feels LONG. So much has happened. I look back on the first few days with River, when sheContinue Reading

A Simple Daily Routine to Help Calm Hyper Dogs and Solve Behavior Problems

This one’s for you if: Your dog chews up your valuables, digs up your garden or has some other irritating habit Exercise somehow only makes your dog MORE hyperactive You want to deal with your dog’s issues but don’t know where to start If any of these apply to you, let me show you theContinue Reading

Ask 3LD: Help! My Puppy Has Taken Over My Life

And now for something different. This is the first of what will be a weekly Q and A column, where I answer real questions from real humans. Today’s column will be useful reading for any puppy owners struggling with their new bundle of joy, or any puppy owners-to-be who want to be as prepared asContinue Reading

How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting the Leash

The problem: When you take your puppy for a walk, he constantly chomps on the leash, treating it like a tug toy. You’d prefer it if he’d just walk along nicely, sniffing bushes and peeing on fire hydrants like a civilized dog. Walking “nicely” on leash can be a huge challenge for a puppy. YouContinue Reading

What to do With a New Puppy: A Guide to the First Week

You may have dreamed about this occasion for years. Now the day has arrived: you finally have a puppy of your very own. It can be fun, exciting, and as you quickly discover, really overwhelming. You’ve got this little ball of fuzz and sharp teeth wandering around your living room and it’s like, what now?Continue Reading

14 Ways to Get Your New Dog to Trust, Love, and Respect You

1. Slow your roll “I’ve had my dog for three whole days, but I don’t love him and he doesn’t love me. What am I doing wrong?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this sentiment from discouraged new puppy parents. You’re not doing anything wrong. This is just how it goes. MuchContinue Reading