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.
Do you go on walks with your puppy only to spend a great deal of time jerking his head back from the ground? Does your puppy find cigarette butts, used chewing gum, and dog vomit equally enticing? If so, it's time to stop your puppy's grazing. Puppies at this age are enjoying the full development of their senses. Their strongest sense is smell and, even though it's related to taste, it's even stronger than that. So, he's attracted to stinky items and, when he finds one, he hopes the next will be just as good even if it's not as smelly. Read more »
Health and Care
Basic Training and Commands
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Talk About Puppies
"The best thing I found was crate-training at night, and when you're away from home. I didn't keep my dog crated when I was home with him, I locked him…" Read More »
Donna C., owner of a Labrador Retriever
"Try offering your puppy a variety of chew toys. Notice the texture and softness of what he usually chooses to chew on (that he's not supposed to…" Read More »
Tiffany C., owner of a Papillon mix