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!

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

Man holding Golden puppy in arms (caption: How Big Will My Puppy Be)

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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How To Socialize Your Puppy

Cat and dog on bed: 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 him. Take our advice — don’t wait! In fact, you have a pretty small window of opportunity to properly socialize your puppy, and ideally you should start when he’s only three weeks old. Puppies develop quickly, particularly when it comes to behavior. They’re most receptive to new experiences between the ages of three and 12 weeks old. After about four months old, it becomes much more difficult to introduce puppies to new situations. 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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Bringing A Puppy Home

Man carrying a puppy (caption: Bringing Home A New Puppy)

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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Help! How Do I Housebreak My Puppy?

Puppy on sofa

Housebreaking a puppy can be stressful, but it’s also a great bonding experience for you and your pup. Just remember to be patient with her during this process. It’s harder for her 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…

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

Puppy chewing on toy: How To Puppy Proof Your House

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 ful with a rambunctious puppy who will get in everything imaginable. That’s why a puppy proof house is 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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Crate Training Your Puppy: The Key To A Pee-Free Home

Puppy laying crate

Crate training, when done effectively, can be a helpful tool. Not only does it provide your new puppy with a sense of safety and stability, it also provides you, as a new puppy owner, with a way to establish order and rule in your home. Implemented and followed through with correctly, crate training is a win for all parties involved – especially for your puppy…

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How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?

Puppy playing with owner: How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?

Just like humans, puppies need exercise to feel better (both mentally and physically) and maintain their overall health. The amount of recommended exercise varies depending on your dog’s age, breed and medical condition. It’s important to be consistent with your exercise for puppies and to exercise them daily. Keep in mind, a bored puppy can become a mischievous puppy. Letting her expend that pent up energy is not only healthy for her but also good for you…

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