Choosing The Best Puppy Playpen: When Crates Won’t Cut It

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Do you find yourself crating your puppy too much during the day? As puppy owners, we’ve all been there. You’re in and out of the house running errands or trying to make meals and clean the house. You can’t leave your pup unattended—oh, the trouble they can cause! But too much time cooped up in a crate isn’t ideal for dogs of any age. They need time to play with their toys and move around. Puppy playpens are an excellent alternative to over-crating.

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How Big Will My Puppy Be When He’s An Adult Dog?

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How big will my puppy be? It’s one of the most common questions new dog owners have for veterinarians and breeders alike. Having an idea of the adult size your puppy will reach helps you plan ahead for a dog crate, collar, fencing in your yard and other future needs. We tell you some of the factors that affect a puppy’s growth as well as handy formulas you can use to predict your pup’s adult weight and height.

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Puppy Crying Or Whining In Crate (Day Or Night): How Long To Let Them, How To Get Them To Stop, And More

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Is the joy of your new family member wearing thin because your puppy won’t stop crying and whining in his crate? His crate is supposed to be his happy place, and nothing is more frustrating than when it’s a torture chamber instead. The good news is, there’s a lot you can do to nip the crate whining in the bud so it doesn’t become a prolonged problem. These tips can help stop your puppy from crying in crate so you’ll both sleep at night.

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6 Tips For How To Stop A Puppy From Chewing

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Help! My dog chews everything in sight! Is your puppy chewing on everything? You’re not alone! Puppies (like babies) go through a teething process that lasts about six months. This is how your pup learns — by exploring this big world. But how do you stop her from destroying everything in your home? Try some of these tips to learn how to stop a puppy from chewing and keep them safe from ingesting something potentially harmful.

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Bringing A Puppy Home: Your Complete Guide

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There are many things to think about when you look at bringing a new puppy into your family. From how to pick out the right puppy to what you will need to prepare for your puppy’s arrival, there is so much to plan for! The planning doesn’t stop after your newest family member comes home either. The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent. Fortunately for a puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child.

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The “What Ifs” Of Raising A Puppy (And Our Experts’ Solutions)

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Several “what if” situations and questions may arise shortly after or even a few months after you bring home your new puppy. The good news is most resolutions to these problems are easy with a visit to the vet, a little puppy training, or simply some patience. Here are the answers to some of the most common puppy questions and issues for new pet parents.

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How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?

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Like humans, puppies need exercise to feel better (mentally and physically) and maintain their overall health. The amount of recommended exercise varies depending on your dog’s age, breed, and medical condition…

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How To Puppy Proof Your House (10 Things That Actually Work)

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Congratulations on your new puppy! We are so excited for your growing family. And since you’re going to be a great pet parent, you’re looking into puppy proofing your home. You’re probably already aware that your hands are going to be full with a rambunctious puppy who will get in everything imaginable. That’s why a puppy proof house is a happy house (and so important). We’ll give you step by step instructions on how you can puppy proof elements of your house so your furry children are safe.

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