• being clean in the house is good
  • going into a crate pays big
  • offering a sit (or with some puppies a down) pays well
  • collars won’t kill you and leashes are ok too (I actually do most of my with me work off leash)
  • people are good – all people – our puppies meet as many people as I can find
  • dogs can be fun but you should respect them – I am careful about dogs I don’t know
  • cats can be the best playmates ever but let the cat decide
  • tugging is fun – and you can tug nearly anything
  • it’s ok to eat slowly and share – there is always more food coming
  • dog beds are nice to sleep on (even when they are covered in hair)
  • cars take you to fun places
  • being handled in any gentle way is THE BEST … mouth, nails, on side, back, whatever – it all rocks

What have I missed?

(You may notice yesterday’s post was written from a plural point of view – I wasn’t being Royal at all – Big T is totally helpful and amazing when it comes to helping babies feel good about life and nuturing them.Training stuff is my domain – hence the return to first person here).