Puppy Resources

We have gathered together some useful resources below to help you with your new puppy.

Useful Resources for Your New Puppy

At Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital, we have taken the time to gather a number of useful resources to help you with your newest furry family member. Please feel free to call us for any other concerns you might have about your puppy or to schedule an appointment with us.

Preparing Your Home for a New Puppy/Dog (Puppy Proofing)

Understanding Basic Puppy Body Language

Introducing Puppies & Dogs to Cats, Babies and Other Dogs

Structured Interactions with Humans Training

This is not for obedience, this is for reducing anxiety and impulse control)

Recommended Books and Videos on Puppy Training

  1. Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book)
  2. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
  3. Creating the Perfect Puppy Video – How to Start off Right & Stay on Track by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
  4. Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog
  5. Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar
  6. The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

Recommended Books on Dog Training

  1. Train Your Dog Like a Pro by Jean Donaldson
  2. How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training

Finding a Fear Free Trainer and Groomer (in Line with the Veterinary behavior Standard of Care)

Kong Toys

Kong Toys For Enrichment, Distraction, Engaging Natural Instincts and Keeping Mouths Busy (and out of trouble) – Note: Be sure to choose the right size so pet cannot swallow it, and caution if have dogs & Kongs of different sizes so a large dog does not swallow the smaller dog sizes. Some “hard chewer” dogs can chew off pieces, so observe pets when giving them a Kong Toy, especially initially.
https://www.kongcompany.com/learn

Kong Wobbler Toys For Feeding Treats and Meals (Kibble)
https://www.kongcompany.com/wobbler

Teach Your Puppy To Play Tug of War