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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...

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...

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...

Bottle Feeding Puppies – What You Need to Know

When, for whatever reason, a puppy is not able to nurse from its mother, it falls to the hands of the human caregiver to be sure that the puppy gets the nutrition it needs to survive and to be...

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...

Separation Anxiety – How to Teach Your Dog to be Alone

All puppies experience some anxiety. Dogs are pack animals and feel most secure when in the company of members of their pack-their guardians or other dogs. Puppies need to learn how to be alone gradually, as their guardians leave...

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...

Puppy Training 101 – Learning the Basics

When it comes to living life in our modern world there are many things that perplex our overworked brains. For instance, if a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it . . . does...

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!...

Potty Training a Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time for your family. Having a new addition to your family is always a reason to celebrate, but along with that celebration come new responsibilities and new tasks to be...

Popular Dog Articles

Chronic Digestive Problems in Dogs

Many dogs suffer from chronic digestive problems and the incidence is only going up. Veterinarians are often at a loss to say what the problem is and end up treating the animal asymptotically – treating the symptoms versus the cause. Why is it so hard to diagnose chronic digestive problems...

The Myth of Alpha – Part 2

The following is from When Elephants Weep by Masson and McCarthy (words in brackets are mine): In recent years the idea of the dominance hierarchy has become more controversial, with some scientists asking if such hierarchies are real or a product of human expectation ... Some ethologists now argue that...

Stopping Submissive and Excitement Urination

You come home from a long day of work and your puppy greets you at the door – his little body all curled into itself with his tail tucked in and a look of complete adoration on his sweet face. Then the water works start and soon there is...