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Puppy 101

A beginner’s guide to caring for your puppy. Feeling overwhelmed? We answer many of your questions and provide guides to help you become the best pup parent.

Welcome Home: A Guide to Introducing Your New Dog
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Congratulations on your new furry family member! Bringing home a new dog can be an exciting but overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to introducing them to their new house.
Choke, prong and electric collars
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Control Methods for Dogs As a dog owner, you want the best for your furry friend. One of the most important aspects of responsible pet ownership is ensuring your dog receives proper training and socialization.
How to Play Hide and Seek with Your Dog
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Are you ready to unleash the ultimate game of hide and seek with your furry friend? Look no further! This article is packed with tips, tricks, and strategies to help you create an unforgettable experience for both you and your dog.
Should You Stay or Wait When People Come to the Door?
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As a dog owner, you’ve likely experienced the excitement and anxiety that comes with visitors arriving at your doorstep. Dogs can get overstimulated by the sights, sounds, and smells of unknown individuals, leading to behaviors like barking, whining, and even growling.
What is your dog's purpose?
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Introduction As a dog lover, you might have wondered why your furry friend was bred for a specific purpose. From hunting to snuggling, understanding the original reason behind a breed’s existence can be fascinating and even helpful in caring for your pet.
What to expect at your puppy's first vet visit?
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Introduction The first vet visit is a crucial milestone in your puppy’s life! It’s a time when you’ll get valuable insights into their health, receive essential vaccinations, and set the stage for a lifetime of happy, healthy companionship.
Potty Training Success: A Step-by-Step Guide
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As a dog owner, you’re probably eager to teach your furry friend the importance of using the potty where it belongs - outside! With consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement, you can help your puppy learn this crucial skill.
Is Mouthing Humans Acceptable?
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Is Mouthing Humans Acceptable? When it comes to canine behavior, there’s no shortage of fascinating and sometimes puzzling habits that our furry friends exhibit. One such quirk is the tendency for some dogs to mouth humans - a behavior that can leave us wondering if it’s acceptable or not.
The Dangers of Retractable Leashes
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Introduction Ah, the convenience of a retractable leash! It seems like a dream come true - no more tangled messes, no more constant stopping to adjust the length.
Being the Primary caregiver
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Considering Bringing a New Furry Family Member Home? Congratulations on thinking about getting a dog or puppy! This is an exciting decision, and we’re happy to help you prepare.
The Cost of Dog Ownership
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Before bringing a dog or puppy into your life, it’s essential to consider the financial implications. Owning a dog can be a significant expense, and it’s crucial to ensure you have the necessary resources to provide a happy and healthy life for your new companion.
Energy Levels: A Crucial Factor in Choosing the Perfect Canine Companion
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Before bringing a dog or puppy into your life, it’s essential to consider their energy levels and how they align with your lifestyle. Dogs require physical and mental stimulation, and their energy levels can vary greatly depending on their breed, age, and individual characteristics.
What's the best environment for a dog or puppy
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Creating a Comfortable Physical Environment for Your Dog A comfortable physical environment is essential for your dog’s overall health and happiness. Here are some key aspects to consider:
What Makes a Good Dog Toy?
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A good dog toy should be safe, durable, and engaging for your furry pal. Here are some factors to consider when selecting the perfect toy: