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Get the information you need to help you feed, train and care for a puppy. We cover everything from choosing a puppy to training advice.

Disciplining a Puppy – How to Change their Behavior

That adorable new puppy just chewed a not-so-adorable hole in your sofa. Maybe you’re down to just one pair of shoes that haven’t been destroyed by that furry little bundle of joy. Or perhaps you feel you’ve cleaned up...

Puppy Proofing a Home

Bringing home a new puppy is exciting. You’ve prepared. You went to the pet store and made sure there was food and water dishes, plenty of toys, a comfortable place to sleep, and perhaps a gate or crate to...

Training a Puppy to Pee Outside

Nothing says cute like your new bundle of furry puppy silliness, running around the house with feet too big for his level of coordination with your sock in his mouth and a devilish look in his eyes. You cannot...

Puppy Mills – Don’t Support a Bad Dog Breeder

It can be hard to resist the adorable, pleading faces staring at you from behind a pet store window. But, by purchasing a puppy from a pet store, you may be supporting a puppy mill. Puppy mills are dog breeding...

Getting a Puppy – What you Need to Know

You have been promising your kids a puppy for a year, explaining that they had to wait until you moved into a house with a yard. Well, you moved last week and now they are holding you to your...

House Training my Puppy

Bringing a new puppy home is one of the great days in anyone’s life. There is so much joy and happiness, so much eager anticipation about all the fun days ahead with your new four-legged friend. But “house training...

How to Stop a Puppy From Barking

Barking is as natural to puppies as breathing. It’s how they communicate, show fear, seek attention, play and warn us of an unexpected visitor or intruder. While it is understood that we cannot stop barking entirely (nor would most...

Puppy Punishment – Disciplining a Young Dog

Oh, how your little guy loves you. He gets so excited when you come home that he piddles on your feet and rips your clothes as he jumps up to tell you how happy he is to see you!...

Paper Training Puppies

You have a brand new puppy, and you’re certain that he is the absolute cutest thing you have ever seen. But that whole doing his business on the carpet thing has already gotten old, and it'’s just the first...

Selecting a Puppy – What to Look for in a Dog

There are big ones, little ones, furry ones, bald ones, calm ones and rowdy ones. So how do you know which puppy is right for you? Some people take lightly the selection of a four-legged family member. They may make...

Dog Food – Choosing Kibble for Your Dog

Feeding dogs a complete, well-balanced diet that can fully meet their individual nutritional requirements is essential for promoting and maintaining their good health. The energy and nutrient requirements of dogs greatly vary depending on many factors, including age, gender, breed type, activity level, physiological condition (pregnancy, lactation) and pathological...

Dispelling the Myths of Raw Feeding

For the last 100 hundred years commercial pet food has steadily taken over natural raw feeding of our pets, in particular dogs and cats. The question remains in my mind: WHY? Well, for many reasons and not the least being convenience. We are basically trading our pets longevity and...

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food – Will it Make My Cat Sick?

Dogs in the wild are hunters and scavengers, eating anything they come across that resembles food. Food can include anything from live mice to several day old kills left behind by other carnivores to the feces of deer or other herbivores. Nothing is too stinky or too grim for...