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!

Three puppies eating dog food out of bowls on the floor

Best Puppy Food For Large Breeds, Small Breeds, Canned, Grain-Free, & More

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.

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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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Bringing A Puppy Home: Your Complete Guide

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.

Black puppy getting rabies vaccine at the vet

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.

corgi on top of pee pad with toy overhead shot.

How To Potty Train A Puppy: House Training, Preparing, Training Tips & More

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!

Guy holding lab puppy over his shoulder outside in the sun

Dog Size Prediction: How Big Will My Puppy Get?

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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When To Switch A Puppy To Adult Food

Switching a puppy to adult food isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. It can vary based on your dog’s breed, age and weight. We can help you determine when is the best time for you to switch your dog’s food and how to transition them successfully…

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When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Factors That Affect Size

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.

Jack Russell dog at the Christmas tree standing on top of present with bow around neck

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.

Dog in playpen outside (Caption: Best Puppy Playpen)

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.

Puppy laying down in crate (Caption: How To Stop Your Puppy From Crying In Its Crate)

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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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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