Puppy

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!

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

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

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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Puppy Behavior Problems: Stop Them Before They Begin

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 similar 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.

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6 Tips For How To Stop A Puppy From Chewing

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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Puppy Vaccine Schedule: What Shots Do Puppies Need?

Having a new puppy is such an exciting and memorable time, but it can also be a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you’re a first-timer. There’s so much you need to know to raise your little furry friend right and keep her healthy. One of the most important things you can do for your new family member is to get your puppy fully vaccinated. Puppies’ immune systems aren’t fully mature, making them highly susceptible to contracting a variety of infectious diseases and suffering from serious symptoms. So, routine vaccines are a crucial part of your puppy’s health care. We’ll explain which vaccinations are required and recommended, when your puppy needs them, how much they cost, and much more.

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

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

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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Our Expert’s Guide On How To Socialize Your Puppy

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…

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Common Puppy Mistakes: 4 Things New Owners Need To Know

The first few weeks of having a puppy can be tiring and frustrating. It is common during this time, even for those who have had puppies before, to make some common mistakes. While all new parents make mistakes, it is essential to recognize them and avoid repeating them to raise a healthy, well-balanced dog. Here are some of the most common puppy mistakes that owners often make when not armed with the correct first-time puppy owners tips…

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Puppy Checklist: How To Raise Them Right

So you are bringing your new puppy home. But is there a checklist to make sure you are ready? Here’s the ultimate puppy checklist to help you get started toward welcoming this new family member successfully into your home.

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Is Giving A Christmas Puppy A Good Idea?

Surprising a loved one with a puppy is a tad overwhelming. Even if the recipient is a dog lover, giving a dog comes with a huge responsibility for the new pet parent and you need to be sure they are prepared for a lifelong commitment. Read these tips before you get (or give) a puppy this holiday season.

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

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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