When they are Puppies

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Bonding With Your New Puppy

NEW DOG OWNERSDid you ever think about how valuable it might be to your puppy if you bonded with him or her? Bonding allows your dog to develop a special link to you and your family. Read More

Socializing Your New Puppy

DOG HEALTHOne of your most important jobs as a puppy parent is to properly socialize your new little bundle of joy. Read More

Teaching Your Puppy Not to Nip

PUPPY TRAININGAs if the pain of a puppy bite weren’t bad enough, one of the problems with puppies who nip is that they often grow up into big dogs that bite. Read More

What is Normal Puppy Development?

PUPPIESMost of us know that when puppies are born, they have their eyes closed and they don’t know where to go to the bathroom, but do you know anything else about how they grow and develop? Read More

Please! No Puppies under the Christmas Tree

HOLIDAYSIt’s so tempting to put a small puppy in a nice box under the tree with a ribbon around his or her neck to surprise your kids or other loved ones on Christmas morning. Read More

Help! My Puppy is Chewing Up My House!

DOG TRAININGThe reason God made puppies so cute is to ensure the survival of the species. Everything else about them is so annoying, especially their chewing propensity! Read More

Caring for Newborn Puppies

PUPPY CAREIn an ideal world the mama dog will provide everything her puppies need, but in the real world you may need to step in to assist if she can’t or won’t care for them properly. In some cases, a mother might reject one or more of her pups, particularly if they are sickly or under-sized. Read More

Should I Register My Dog with a Kennel Club?

DOG REGISTRATIONIf you've recently brought a new dog into your home, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about registration. The purpose of registration is to create a pedigree, hopefully assuring that each subsequent breed pair will enhance the breed, producing puppies who are as close as possible to the ideal. Read More

Bottle-Feeding Puppies

NEWBORN PUPPY CAREMost of the time the mama dog will have enough milk and a burning desire to take care of her puppies. However, if a litter is abandoned or the mother becomes unable to take care of her puppies, you may find yourself having to bottle feed. Read More

Socializing Your New Puppy to Your Older Dog: Kindergarten Revisited

PUPPYHOODIntroducing your new puppy to your existing dog takes time and patience to happen safely, but it's worth the effort. Read More

Puppy-Proofing Your Home

NEW PUPPYBringing home a new puppy is so exciting, but you must remember that your number one job is to keep your new puppy safe. New pups will spend much of their time exploring their surroundings and seeing what they can get into. Read More

Your Puppy: Teaching Confidence, Respect and Trust

TRAININGHis big brown eyes might melt your heart, but don't let your new puppy have his own way all the time. Read More

Teach Your Puppy to Come When You Call

TRAININGTraining your puppy to come when you call him is an important first lesson. It gets his attention and leads to further training, but most of all he needs to respond when you call in urgent situations, such as if he escapes your yard, is about to run into traffic, or is about to do something wrong or dangerous. Read More

Training Begins with Your Puppy's First Steps

TRAININGStarting to train your new puppy early on ensures your pup knows what's expected of him and makes for a happier relationship with your dog. Read More

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Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog Homemade Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog

NUTRITION We all want to include our dogs in our holiday celebrations, but hopefully, you're aware that sharing table scraps with your dog isn't always the best idea.

Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months Keeping Your Dog Safe during the Summer Months

HEALTH Summer is coming on fast, so it’s time to plan how you will keep your dog safe and healthy through the lazy, carefree, warm days.

Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy Vaccination Time Again-Keeping Your Puppy Healthy

DOG HEALTH So you have your new puppy picked out. There are quite a few shots, treatments and examinations that will keep the newest member of your family healthy.

Canine Thanksgiving Feast Canine Thanksgiving Feast

NUTRITION With the wide variety of food at Thanksgiving dinner, chances are you'll want to give your dog something special, too. If you're contemplating what to feed your dog for the holiday, here is a guide to a great Canine Thanksgiving Feast.

Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know

DOG FUN Walking your dog is not only crucial to keeping him healthy and happy, it strengthens the bond between your canine friend and his caregiver. There are a lot of obstacles out there. Don’t forget these simple tips to keep your walk fun and safe in the outside world.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog

HEALTH The same techniques that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of injuries and conditions in humans have been adapted to suit animals with great success. Family pets, show dogs, and working dogs can all benefit greatly from physiotherapy.  Dogs whose activities involve a lot of agility are especially susceptible to the types of problems that physiotherapy can address.

The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family

FIRST TIME OWNERSBringing a dog into your family is a decision where many people don’t realize it’s magnitude until after they have the dog. There are a number of things that you need to research before you decide to purchase a dog, and it starts right in your own home.

Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life

HEALTH Many believe that a dog and a new baby cannot happily coexist, so therefore the dog has to go.  This is not necessarily the case.  A new baby does not mean you have to abandon your dog.

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