Looking for a puppy? Have a puppy? Learn about puppies from the experts.
There's nothing sweeter than puppy breath, those inquisitive little noses and non-stop wiggling tails. Our puppies section covers all you need to know about these adorable little guys, from the time you take one home to the moment you can call your pup an adult dog. Learn how to prepare your home for a puppy, get the lowdown on what vaccines are needed at each stage of your puppyâ€™s life, and bone up on basic training and commands. Our experts provide advice on how to deal with teething, house training, spaying or neutering, keeping puppies fit and happy, and then some.
Since puppies start shedding at around 11 months and their fur continues to come in until about month 15, it's a good time to look at your long term grooming choices. Keeping a dog well-groomed offers many benefits. The obvious one is less fur on your clothes and furniture but it also encourages a stronger bond between your puppy and you. Read more »
Health and Care
Basic Training and Commands
Your Puppy Week By Week
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Talk About Puppies
"My trainer told me that puppies can usually hold it longer during the night, when they are sleeping. If your pup is waking up and crying to go out…" Read More »
Dana S., owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer
"Puppies should be supervised at all times. She or he should be crated while alone, leashed while you are around. Time to teach the "leave it" command…" Read More »
Liz C., owner of a German Shepherd mix