Help! My dog chews everything in sight! Yep, My dog Falkor has been a super chewer since his puppy days. But is your puppy chewing on everything? You’re definitely not alone! Puppies (like babies) undergo a teething process lasting about six months. This is how our pups learn — by exploring this big world. But how do you stop them from annihilating everything in your home with destructive chewing? Try some of my tried and true tips to learn how to stop a puppy from chewing and keep them safe from ingesting something potentially harmful.
Adopted a new puppy but not sure what’s next. We’ve got lots of tips to help make this new member’s transition into your family smooth and joyful!
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.
If we asked you where your pup’s food is from or some of the key ingredients, would you know? We focus so much on what we put in our bodies that we sometimes forget how vital nourishment is to our furry friends. This concern is why we wondered, “what is the best puppy food?” and want to share our findings.
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.
You might think it’s wise to wait until your very young puppy gets a little older to start socializing them. Don’t wait! You have a pretty small window of opportunity to socialize your puppy correctly, and ideally, you should start when they are only three weeks old.
So, where do you start? What do you need to know? We’ll answer all your questions about how to socialize your puppy, so he grows up to be a secure social butterfly…
Are you the proud new owner of an adorable puppy? If so, you likely have many questions about your puppy’s health and behavior. Many new puppy owners are concerned about their dog’s breathing, specifically when sleeping. Pet owners will sometimes notice puppies breathing faster when they are asleep. This can lead to anxiety and concern on the part of pet owners. Is a puppy breathing fast while sleeping normal? When is this a situation where owners should worry?
Are you the proud parent of an adorable little puppy? This is a new realm for you and you’re probably unsure what normal puppy behavior should look like. Puppies (like people) obtain bad habits by being given love and affection constantly, which they need, but can also keep them from learning good habits. Similar to a baby when she cries, she may need feeding or changed, but other times she may just want to be held. Which makes you feel great, but doesn’t always help your baby grow and become social with other people. Puppies are no different and need to learn how to behave properly so they can grow into the great dogs we know they can be! So, let’s nip these puppy behavior problems in the bud before they get out of control.
Housebreaking a puppy can be stressful, but it’s also a great bonding experience for you and your pup. Just remember to be patient during this process. It’s harder for your puppy than it is for you (even though you’re the one cleaning up the mess). Follow these tips, and you’re sure to find success – together!
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.
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.
From crates and dog beds to collars, harnesses, and much more, there’s so much gear you need for your furry family member. It can be challenging, for sure, to know when to size up from your puppy to adult gear. After all, who wants to invest in a new dog bed, only to have your pup outgrow his bed yet again? So, knowing when your canine companion will be fully grown (or close to it) can help a ton. When do puppies stop growing? Of course, with most things dog-related, it depends. But we’ll give you all the information you need to know so you can plan for upcoming growth.