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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...

Importance of Socializing a Dog

Whether you bring home a brand new wiggling lump of a puppy or you bring home the older, more mature version, don’t overlook the importance of socializing a dog. Well socialized dogs make better all around pets, as they have more acceptance and less fear of the world around...

Pug Breed Information

For many people there is little cuter than a Pug puppy. Keeping things in perspective, before falling for that cute puppy and taking him home make sure you are prepared for all that owning a Pug entails. Remember the cute puppy look wears off then what you have left...

Preservatives in Dog Food – Natural and Artificial or Unnatural

Are preservatives in dog food the evil culprit behind the long list of medical issues our four-legged family members now face? Food allergies, environmental allergies, kidney disease, immunodeficiency, and cancer are all on the rise and many dogs owners do not blame the actual food as much as they...