Don't just survive puppyhood. Thrive in it.

 

"A tired dog is a happy dog."

"Am I doing this right?"

As a new puppy parent, you often find yourself questioning everything.

Here's what happens in Doggie Indoor Recess:

"I didn't know it would be this hard."

You puppy-proofed the house, bought tons of toys, treats, and food.  

 

You scheduled vet appointments, and found a puppy training class.  

 

You read books, got a certified seatbelt and prepared everything down to a tee for your new little arrival.

Yet...why is everything so hard?

The barking at noises, the crying in the crate and peeing on the rug.  

 

The zoomies, tugging on the leash, and oh my gosh the bruises on your body from all the nipping.  

 

It never ends, and you are exhausted.

I've been there.
 

My first puppy had medical issues, and was as rambunctious as could be.  To add to that, I had her littermate for a bit too, all while living in a little apartment.  2 growing labradors was chaos.  I went through a lot of chewed up shoes that year.

 

I felt stranded on an island with puppies taking over my sanity. My friends didn't understand the struggles I was going through.

My second puppy was an anxious mess.

She was a rural dog living a city life.  We couldn't make it down the street without freaking out.  Every noise was terrifying.  

 

She was a barky, growly mess, taking out her anxiety through extreme nipping, constant zoomies, and never napping.  I'm happy to say that she's a pretty content dog now.  

 

But, there was no one to turn to when I was overwhelmed, bruised, and wondering if I had made a huge mistake bringing this dog home.

Both puppies grew up to be incredible dogs.  I had the skills to teach my puppies what they needed and despite the challenge, was able to rise to the occasion. 

 

However, the personal struggle, management of day-to-day activities, and overwhelm of life changes - that's real, and it shouldn't have been so hard.

 

believe that a support system for puppy parents could make all the difference in the world for both the puppy and mom.

Am I feeding the right food?

Why is my puppy nipping?

Potty training isn't working.  What am I doing wrong?

How long of a walk does my puppy need?

My puppy cries in the crate...do I really have to crate train?

What are the best products to use for _______?

Sound like your brain running around in circles?  Don't worry. 

It happens.

Here's what I've learned: 

1) You need someone to rely on.

 

Someone you can ask all those random questions that pop into your head at all times of the day. Someone to encourage you and let you know that everything will be okay!

2) You need a plan that works.

Your lifestyle is completely unique to you.  You need to take practical training tips and apply it in a way that will work for you and your pup.  You also need strategies to put you in the right mindset to tackle tough puppy behaviors.

3) You need to celebrate the joys.

Puppies are messy, adorable and fun.  Treasure the moments, because they'll become dogs in the blink of an eye.  Take lots of pictures. 

Puppy Parenting is as simple as 123.

1. Manage your 

stress.

First, you gotta take care of you.  Puppies need 3 P's: pride, patience and praise.  You can't show your pup the 3P's if you are cranky and overwhelmed.  

2. Tackle tough behaviors.

Puppies are like toddlers.  They need routine, structure, and to learn right from wrong.  Let's make a plan to teach your pup how to grow into a great dog.

3. Love and enjoy puppyhood.

Puppyhood isn't going to last forever.  Your pup will be a dog before you know it.  Make the most out of these few months and treasure every milestone along the way.

Build a bond with your pup.

A relationship between you and your dog is unique.

In one way, you're the caretaker.  But, you can also be the very best of friends.

Puppies can be tough to bond with if you have a challenging one.  They have a micro-attention span and do all sorts of frustrating (yet very cute) puppy things.

If you're stressed over puppyhood, it's going to be harder to build this bond.

Check out the Pawsitive Puppy Parenting program.

You'll get support to manage life with your pup, but also learn all sorts of things to create a pawsitive relationship with your dog for many years to come.

  • Enrich your dog's life with DIY puzzles, local day trips, and simple attention games.
     

  • Create routines and master essential life skills such as crate training and potty training.
     

  • Use the right gear to keep your dog safe in the car and alleviate tugging on the leash.
     

  • Know what to look for in your dog's food and engage in a variety of ways to keep your dog fit, healthy and happy.

All of this combined and so much more, creates a Pawsitive Puppy Parenting plan.  

 

Happy memories in puppyhood blend into a foundation for a great life together.  A series of good experiences = a beautiful, unbreakable bond.

A program designed for new puppy parents:

Dog parenting is a 24-7 job.  So Pawsitive Puppy Parenting keeps that in mind to give you maximum support.
 

  • This is a 3 month program.
     

  • Get 2, one hour coaching calls each month to talk about your puppy, strategize, and make a plan.  You'll receive a weekly text message to make sure you're doing okay.
     

  • In between, get unlimited email and texting access for questions that pop up.

  • Learn from weekly, themed video lessons and handouts, covering a variety of puppy topics.

1-1 Coaching

  • Get 2 coaching calls each month, for 3 months.

  • Calls are 1 hour long.

  • Create a plan to tackle the next 2 weeks.

  • Email or text to ask questions as they come up.

  • Weekly check-in to make sure you're doing okay!

Topics Covered

  • Routines

  • Self Care

  • Crate training

  • Puppy-proofing

  • Potty training

  • The right gear

  • Socialization

  • Handling

  • Nipping

  • Nutrition

  • Enrichment

  • Maintenance 

Weekly Lessons

  • Each week, you'll get a short 10 minute video lesson about a puppy topic.  

  • Download handouts to help you put the lesson into action.

  • Set aside 30 minutes in the beginning of the week to get this done - you'll see a difference in you and your pup when you put this knowledge to good use!

Pawsitive Puppy Parenting program

$500 at start of program or 3 monthly payments of $175

This dog mom says...

Paweenudh's dedication, commitment and love for the pets reflect on her work. She is an excellent communicator and teacher - following her advice I managed to teach my dog new things! I believe that her passion for pets, combined with unique communication skills make Paweenudh the perfect instructor!

-Rea's Mom

Let's rock this puppy parenting gig

Don't stumble your way through puppyhood.
 
Puppy parenting should be happy, fun, and something to enjoy.
Have you heard someone say, "I'm never doing puppyhood ever again?"
The Pawsitive Puppy Parenting program is here to guide you through puppyhood, so you can not just say you survived puppyhood, but that you thrived in it.  
Space is limited, so sign up to get started today!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I sign up?

    • Click on the red button that says "Sign me up!" anywhere on this page and fill out the program application.  Or, scroll down to the bottom of this page.  I'll send you an invoice with a link to pay online.  Once that's handled, we'll set up a time to get started!
       

  • When does the program run?

    • Pawsitive Puppy Parenting accepts clients on a rolling basis.  As long as there is space, you can begin the program at any time.  The program lasts for 3 months.  If you find that you need additional support after the program is over, we can discuss additional coaching opportunities.
       

  • Is this a dog training class?

    • No, this is not a substitute for puppy classes.  In fact, taking a Puppy Kindergarten course is highly encouraged (Your Dog's Friend is a great choice).
       

    • Pawsitive Puppy Parenting is a supplement to training classes.  Coaching is here to guide you through the everyday realities of raising a puppy, beyond teaching your dog sit and stay.  You need to be able to manage your daily routine, adapt things as necessary for your new family, and stay sane.  This as life coaching for new puppy parents.
       

  • What's the difference between Pawsitive Puppy Parenting and dog training class?

    • In a dog training class, you learn how to teach your dog basic skills.  Puppy classes address typical puppy behaviors and gives you a foundation for good puppy manners.
       

    • Pawsitive Puppy Parenting focuses on your individual situation and needs.  This program will give you a specific plan to tackle your puppy's behaviors, keeping in mind your strengths, lifestyle, and values.  Everything is customized with your end goal in mind.
       

    • Pawsitive Puppy Parenting is your guide to adjusting to life as a puppy mom.  Your already busy life just got busier.  If you are brand new to puppy parenting, are a little rusty, or have a challenging pup, this is for you.
       

    • Note - There are several different techniques for dealing with dogs, but Piper's Walk embodies a positive, rewards-based, force-free training mindset.  If you're down with that, we're on the same wavelength and let's get going!  But if not, this program isn't for you, and that's okay.

  • I signed up.  Now what?

    • Welcome!  You'll receive an email to schedule your first coaching session, along with the first coaching video and handouts.
       

  • $500 is a lot right now.  Do you take payment plans?

    • Totally understandable.  You've got vet bills, food, toys, and all sorts of other things going on.  You can choose $500 at the start of the program, or 3 payments of $175 for 3 months.

  • What if I want to cancel?

    • I hope this helps you thrive!  But if you aren't satisfied with the program for any reason, no worries.  You'll get a full refund.
       

  • I'm so busy.  Can I fit this in?

    • If you're busy to the point of overwhelm, that's precisely why you need this.  Pawsitive Puppy Parenting develops a plan for you to manage your puppy with your lifestyle in mind.  Spend an hour with me, mapping out your next couple weeks, and be amazed at the time you'll save because of the clear vision of what you're doing.  Less stress = getting things done = more time.
       

  • What if I have a question before the next coaching call?

    • I'm here for you!  Text or email anytime.

Have a question not listed here?  Email info@piperswalk.org