The blue pill tips

Treat Every Poop Like a Miracle aka How to Easily Potty Train a Puppy

When potty training your dog make sure to pay attention & praise them every single time they do their duty outdoors. If you treat every pee & poop outdoors like it’s the best thing that ever happened they’ll catch on pretty quick.

Make Training More Fun by Switching Up The Rewards

Instead of just giving praise for a new trick add some yummy treats or a game of tug as the reward. By changing the rules & rewards you’re keeping training sessions more fun & exciting for both you & your dog.

Teach Your Dog to Catch Using Popcorn

If your dog doesn’t know how to catch don’t start by throwing a toy at their face. Popcorn works great for training dogs to catch because it’s light & yummy which makes it enticing enough for your dog to try and catch it.

Use a Clicker to Reward Good Behaviors

Having trouble being consistent with giving out praise at the right time? Start clicker training to make marking their good behaviors much easier.

Use a Bright Colored Bandana On Your Dog During Hunting Season

Make sure both you & your dog stick out if you’re going to be out walking during hunting season. You can wear bright colors (orange is preferred), and you can help keep your dog safe by having them wear a bright orange bandana.

Teach Your Children to Ask Permission Before Petting a Strange Dog

There are 4.5 million dog bites in America each year, half of which happen to children. Make sure to teach your children to ask permission before petting any strange dogs.

Get Your Dog Microchipped For a Permanent Identifier

A scan of your dogs microchip will give all of your personal information to help with a speedy reunion, just remember to update your information with the microchip company if you move. (microchips are also one of the ways a court can make a decision regarding ownership of a dog, if it ever came to that)

A Wagging Tail Does Not Always Equal a Happy Dog

Don’t approach a strange dog just because it’s wagging it’s tail. Tail wagging isn’t always the universal sign of happiness – it can also indicate fear or insecurity. Be sure to teach your children about the basics of dog bite prevention.

Don’t Let Your Dog Ride in the Back of Your Truck Unrestrained

An estimated 100,000 dogs die each year from riding in pickup beds each year, and that doesn’t take into account all of the injuries seen each year. Dogs in pickup beds are also at risk of being hit with debris that can cause injuries.

Keep Household Toxins (Including the Garbage) Out of Reach

While it may seem obvious to keep your cleaning products tucked away safely one of the biggest threats to a dogs health in your home is the garbage. If your dog gets into the garbage you can use some baby proof locks to seal it, or put it away in the closet or garage while you’re gone.