There are dozens of books and classes dealing with manners training. However, nothing can take the place of what happens in the home during the training and after the classes are over. - Cheryl Dondino reprinted with permission from the 2Q 1997 Newf Tide
What do you do with your puppy? What do you expect from your puppy? Learn about the basics from Ann Thibaut as part of the NCA "Newf Know How" series - first published in NCA's NewfTide in 2001
Now that you have your new Newf puppy, how do you go about training your dog?
We all would like perfectly behaved puppies, but puppies don’t come factory-prewired. It is important to continue the process of training, and we need to do this training in different environments.
If you introduce the puppy to the water slowly, using a step-by-step approach will help him develop confidence and good training habits to benefit him throughout his water work career.
Socialization is the primary purpose of puppy class and is, as well, the most important thing you as a puppy owner can focus on.
Food, fun, lots of praise and some silly games are all components of a successful training program for your pup.
While even the most seasoned obedience competitors do much of their training alone, they know that no dog is completely trained unless he or she has been “proofed” against distractions.
There are a number of different types of leashes & collars. No matter which tool you choose, learning how to use the leash and collar correctly, and teaching your puppy to walk on leash is important
Newfoundland owners have been very active in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program, and thousands of Newfoundland Dogs have passed the CGC test since the program began.
Everything begins with attention training! If your puppy learns to watch you and listen, teaching him anything else is much easier.
What NCA members are saying about belonging to the largest organization in the world devoted solely to the preservation, protection and promotion of these gentle giants, the Newfoundland dog.
Beginning training for Search and Rescue with a Newfoundland Dog
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The impressive size and historical significance of the Newf has led to feature work in a number of Hollywood releases. Here is a summary of some of these gentle giants best acting performances.
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Learn to use the vast amounts of data stored online to research claims from dog breeder websites. Learn to read past the slick marketing and find verifiable information about the health and pedigree of the dogs advertised. Health Testing Results...
When you call your Newf, does he drop everything and head for you at a dead run and sit down as soon as he gets to you ... every time, no matter where you are and what he is doing when you call? No? Well, it could be a matter of life or death some...
A large heavy coated dog like a Newfoundland can be a challenge to bathe - learn some tips from the experts on getting the job done right!
Many Newfoundlands today are living well past the decade mark. Caring for these golden oldies can present some special challenges - learn more here.
One of the many subjects in our "Newf Know How" series, provided by the Newfoundland Club of America to help Newfoundland dog owners everywhere raise happier, healthier dogs. This article was written by Tracy Warnke from the General Education...
The Newfoundland Club of America is the largest organization in the world devoted to the protection, preservation and promotion of the Newfoundland breed.