Category: Puppies

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The First Year of a Puppies Life

Adding a puppy to your family is an exciting time. As you plan to bring your little bundle of joy home, there are many factors to consider. Of course, you’ll want to rush right out to the nearest pet store to buy a collar, leash, bed, and some treats. Then there are the decisions regarding

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Puppy Contracts – What Are They and Why Do Breeders Use Them?

If you’ve decided to add a new puppy to your family, you’ve likely spent a lot of time researching your perfect canine companion. Many families visit shelters and peruse rescue sites in search of the pooch that’s right for them, and others still visit different breeders to learn about their dogs and personally meet the

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Month Seven in a Puppy’s Life – What to Expect

Many dog owners think the worst of the puppy years is well behind them when their pooch surpasses six months of age. However, the first 12 months of a puppy’s life is chock full of new experiences for which a pup needs the support and guidance of his devoted owner. During the 7th month of

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Month Six of a Puppy’s Life – What to Expect

When you come to the sixth month of your puppy’s life, you’ve reached a milestone. Your pup is now halfway through his first year of life, and many families take advantage of the date to celebrate. Though your puppy has already gone through a number of different phases physically, developmentally, and socially, this growing period

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When Do Puppies Open Their Eyes?

A lot of exciting developments take place in the first few weeks after a puppy is born. Many potential dog owners are surprised to discover that puppies begin their lives without the ability to see or to hear. Unlike other mammals who are born with the capability for more independence right from the time they

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When Do Puppies Start to Hear?

Many people are surprised to discover that puppies are born without the ability to hear or to see. Unlike other species of animals, a puppy enters this world without fully mature ears and eyes. These faculties are sealed tightly shut for another few weeks in the development cycle before opening and being introduced to the

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How to Introduce a Cat to a Puppy

Multiple pet homes are on the rise. Many families like the idea of having more than one dog or cat, and in truth, the benefits are hard to deny. Since most adults in a family must work every day and the children are relegated to school, most pets spend the majority of the week alone

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How Many Puppies Will My Dog Have

When a dog is due to have a litter of puppies, it is an exciting time. With so many preparations to be done, you are staying very busy. You’ve set up your whelping box and introduced your girl to the place where she will welcome her babies. All of your supplies are carefully in place,

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Housetraining a New Puppy

Housetraining a new puppy can be lots of fun. Some puppies take to it like a duck to water while other puppies seem to need a little more time to fully grasp the concept. There are several different methods you can use to help your puppy learn where the appropriate place is to do his

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The Pros and Cons of Puppy Pee Pads

Having a puppy in your home is a great joy. But along with the fun of a new pooch comes the need to work on housebreaking. There are many different methods you could use to housetrain your puppy. While many people like to make use of a crate, others still favor the use of puppy

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Month Five of a Puppy’s Life – What to Expect

By now, your precious bundle of joy has been with your family for three months, and what fun you are having! You’ve weathered through housebreaking and started your very first puppy socialization classes. With most of the fear periods behind you, you’re feeling confident about how your puppy adjusts to new things, and you’re excited

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How to Raise a Puppy While Working a Full Time Job

Interested in adding a puppy to your family but not sure how you’ll swing it with your full time job? If so, you are not alone! Many families long to have a little canine companion in their lives but worry they will be unable to meet the needs of a growing puppy given their busy

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