Puppies

  • Puppy food?

    Puppy food?

    What am I buying when I pick up dog food labeled "for puppies?"

  • Puppy play date?

    Puppy play date?

    Question: I know that “play dates” are a great way to socialize puppies. How do I set one up and what should happen during one? Answer: The best way to socialize your puppy is through sponsored or supervised play groups. Ask your trusted trainer, groomer, or vet if there are any groups in the area. […]

  • Stop feeding puppy food?

    Stop feeding puppy food?

    At what age is it appropriate to stop feeding my dog puppy food and do I need to phase it out gradually?

  • housetrained puppy had an accident?

    housetrained puppy had an accident?

    Question: I thought my puppy was housetrained, but she had an accident. What do I do? Answer: First of all, clean it up thoroughly. Dogs develop a strong preference for using the same toilet area they’ve used before, so use an enzymatic cleanser to get rid of, not just cover up, the smell. Then, go […]

  • Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on keeping your dog from turning into an object guarder

  • How to know it’s time to stop housetraining

    How to know it’s time to stop housetraining

    Just one indoor accident can create a bad habit and cause a housetraining setback. You may be eager to stop confining your pup to a crate or playroom, but keep in mind, she’ll enjoy much more freedom in the long run if she’s reliably housetrained. When ending housetraining, it really pays to be cautious and […]

  • Dog Biting and Mouthing

    Dog Biting and Mouthing

    Curbing biting or mouthing in your dog or puppy

  • Prepping for puppy time

    Prepping for puppy time

    So, you are on your way to pick up your new puppy...but wait! Have you prepared your home and family for your new arrival?

  • The trouble with puppies

    The trouble with puppies

    9 drawbacks to adopting a puppy

  • Finding a puppy: When to bring your puppy home

    Finding a puppy: When to bring your puppy home

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the best age to bring a new puppy home

  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

    Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

    What dog owners need to know about OCD

  • Treating internal parasites

    Treating internal parasites

    Checking your dog regularly for intestinal parasites is one of the less enticing aspects of dog ownership, but a very necessary one to be sure. It’s a dirty job, but it can be an important step in keeping your pet healthy and happy. What to look for There are a number of internal parasites that […]

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