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Most common puppy training mistakes from a Westminster show champ

Posted at 1:06 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 15:06:44-05

World class dog trainer Erin Coogan shares tips on what to avoid when training a new dog. She brought her adult Rhodesian Ridgeback Zero, with whom she won big at the Westminster show, along with brand new puppy of the same breed.

A couple of things to keep in mind when getting a new dog:

  • Puppies turn into full grown dogs
  • Puppies are not just for Christmas
  • It's best to not "surprise" with a new pet, rather get someone a gift card for a new pet and take time to do research before buying a dog
  • Dogs need routine in order to succeed

For more information on when Erin's next dog training course begins, go here.