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Articles About Puppies

We hope you enjoy our assotment of articles on understanding and caring for your puppy.

Nipping

Nipping

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Building Trust & Respect

Building respect and trust in any canine, starts the moment you bring him into your home.

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Christmas Puppy Pie

Christmas Puppy Pie

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Benefits of Chew Toys

How many toys does your puppy have in his toy box?    dog with toy       

Does he know them all by name? Does he have a preference?

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Touching & Handling

All canines enjoy hand contact.
touching dog

It's extremely important puppies learn to thoroughly enjoy being touched / handled by family members and strangers.
 

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Puppy Check List

puppyThe number one priority for you and your family members... know where your puppy is 24/7 for the first month.

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Puppies & Children

Whether the new addition to your family is of the canine kind or the human kind, successful parenting is the key.

Reward good behavior always, engage in communication, discipline when necessary, be aware of body language from your dog, no puffed up chest, no flagging tail, adopt a calm approach.

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Your Maturing Puppy

adolescent dogsAs your puppy matures he’ll move through various stages of development. From around 5 to 18 months your puppy will begin to move into canine adolescence, this is a significant turning point for your young dog. There are enormous developmental changes, during this stage as he moves into adulthood.

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Hands On Puppy

washing your dogAll canines enjoy gentle hand contact. Your goal is to have your canine companion accept you touching him wherever and whenever. 

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New Locations

puppy out and aboutDon't delay taking your puppy to different locations when he is fully vaccinated. He needs a wide range of new environments as part of his socialization.

In each new location he'll experience new sights, sounds and smells plus the social encounters of people and other animals. These developmental opportunities will provide valuable information.

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Puppy Walking

  • girl walking puppyWhen to start?
  • How often to walk?
  • How long to walk?

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Feeding your Puppy

puppy dietPuppies grow at a rapid rate and require a diet to aid their physical development.

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