Which Puppy Class is Best For You And Your Puppy?

Which Puppy Class is Best For You And Your Puppy?

Do you need a hand deciding which puppy class is best for you and your puppy? At hipPUP, you can choose from 2 puppy classes to ensure you get the best puppy class to suit you and your pup. hipPUP Young Puppy Class (8 weeks to 18 weeks) hipPUP is designed for pups in...
I wish I Could Help, Sweet Pup

I wish I Could Help, Sweet Pup

To the beautiful ‘big puppy’ I saw today, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that your mom is having a tough time on walks. I’m sorry she lets you drag her to say hi to every dog. I’m sorry that she can’t hold on to you and has to just let...
Building Better Connection on Walks By Giving Your Dog More Freedom

Building Better Connection on Walks By Giving Your Dog More Freedom

“I can’t get my dog to focus.” “My dog ignores me.” These are common complaints from many parents about walks with their dogs. Realistic expectations, appropriate management and training undoubtedly help with these issues. But the very...
Your Puppy’s First Steps – 5 Best Lessons to Teach

Your Puppy’s First Steps – 5 Best Lessons to Teach

There are so many things to teach a young puppy. It can be hard to know where to start. Parents usually focus on obedience behaviours like SIT or LEAVE IT because they are handy skills. IF you have loads of time, you can get going on a bunch of different behaviours,...
Is Your Dog a Yo-Yo on the Long Line?

Is Your Dog a Yo-Yo on the Long Line?

Is Your Dog a Yo-Yo on the Long Line? Using a long line gives your dog a lot more room to move than a standard leash. Even so, it can sometimes feel like it’s still not enough. Even with the added freedom of a long line, dogs can still pull. After the excitement...
What’s Missing in Great Leash Training for Dogs

What’s Missing in Great Leash Training for Dogs

In my previous 2 blogs, I have talked about how to pick methods that will make leash training (or any training for that matter) more successful and enjoyable. I also shared my favourite leash skills that I teach every dog I work with. In this final blog in the Great...