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Ridgewood Kinzers
5015 Lincoln Highway
Kinzers, PA 17535
Phone: (610) 873-7045
Fax: (717) 407-5431

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Ridgewood Shrewsbury
11 E Tolna Road
Shrewsbury, PA 17361
Phone: (717) 235-2205
Fax: (717) 407-5431

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K9 Training – The Basics

Puppy Training

Puppy Training doesn’t have to be as hard as you think.  Take the time to learn and understand the way your puppy thinks and learns.  Read the summary below on the basics behind puppy training 101.  Explore the related links and save yourself and your puppy the stress often associated with puppy training!

After you take your new puppy home, we want to make sure you have the best experience possible.  You can contact us anytime and we will help you through any training questions or behavior problems.

When your dog is out of his crate, the best way to manage his time and to know exactly what he is doing is by keeping him on a leash and tethered to you.  This way he can’t go around the corner of the couch and do his business if you don’t let him.

Redirection
– a technique that will teach your dog through repetition.  For example, if he’s chewing the coffee table, get his attention, and redirect him to a choo hoof or his favoride toy.

Reward
– This can come in the form of a praise, treats, or toys.  When your puppy does something you like, reward him.  The key here is to reward right away. Your puppy can only hold a thought for maybe a second.  If you reward him 30 seconds later he will have no idea what your rewarding him for.

Repetition – it can take as many as 50 repetitions for a puppy to make an association to an action.

Consistency – It’s your job to be consistent.  The more consistent you are the faster your new puppy wil learn.

Correction
– Corrections are a little tricky.  You should only correct a puppy when he knows and understands with 100% absolution that what he or she has done is wrong.  It should be with a simple “no”. Corrections should not be physical.  If you’re so angry that you feel the need to punish your puppy, put him in his crate.  Remember that just like with reward, your puppy can only hold a thought for 1 second, so correcting him several seconds or minutes after the action does you no good.  He won’t have any idea why he’s being corrected. These are the basics, and should be kept in mind as your continue on with additional training

Visit our training supplies section for all your training related products

Here are some great links, some written by us, some articles written by a world class k9 trainer on the west coast. These articles are all training techniques that have been used and recommended by us. In addition to these free articles,  these techniques are also available through his website in the form of DVDs.

 

 

House Training Instructions

Becoming a Pack Leader

How to Socialize your Puppy

How to Give Proper Correction

Introducing a New Puppy to your Existing Dog

Introducing your New Puppy to a Home with Cats

Training Puppies not to Bite

Dog Parks: Why they are a Bad Idea

We carry a wide variety of pet supplies.  Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits – You name it, we have you covered.  If you’re interested in placing a deposit on a Ridgewood Kennel Puppy this is the place to do it.  Shop with confidence – Ridgewood Store is secure and verified!

Our puppies are from reputable breeders in the ACA Five Star Achievement Program.  Those kennels that are both State and USDA licensed. Kennels we’ve had for 40 years.  Regulated, inspected and held to the highest health & sanitary standards.

We offer 90 Day No Interest Puppy Financing Through EasyPay Financing. Easy pay is now available for all states except New York. It’s Easy – Follow the link above, use zip code 17512, then fill out the application, bring your approval code to us and we can apply it to any puppy!

We offer mixed, as well as purebred puppies for sale in PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY. You can also find out all about their breed info.  Here, you can view the puppies to see which ones you may want to visit.  You also have the option to place a deposit to have a puppy reserved for you! 

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