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Your Puppy’s Development: 6-12 months

Congratulations, your puppy is now reaching adolescence! During these “teenage years” you can expect your pup to be a bit of a handful, but she’ll emerge as a full-grown doggy adult before you know it and you will miss these silly puppy days. S

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Your Puppy’s Development: 3-6 months

Between three and six months old, your puppy is starting to find his place in the “pack” that is your family. It is important to provide leadership that establishes a healthy balance of power between you and your furry member of the family, while also making him feel loved and welcomed.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 9-12 Weeks

The period between nine and twelve weeks is the time during which a puppy really hones her social skills, is open to learning and starts acting more and more like a full-fledged canine. She’ll begin chasing things, and this is a prime time to begin basic obedience training.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 8 Weeks

The time has finally come! After a long several weeks, your puppy has finally reached the age of homecoming and can travel to his new family.

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Preparing for Hurricane Season with Your Dog

Are you prepared to evacuate your pet safely in case of a hurricane? By following these tips, you’ll be adequately prepared and ease some of your fears ahead of the storm.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 7 Weeks

At seven weeks old, your puppy is nearly ready to come home! Seeing how active she can be during this stage, it’s clear that she’s almost ready for a new chapter in her life.

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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day also means spending time with family and friends under the hot, nearly-summer sun. Because the long weekend is typically spent outside and dogs are often invited to join in the fun, it’s important to keep dog safety in mind.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 6 Weeks

Your puppy is now six weeks old and one step closer to becoming independent! At this age he may even be learning to use the doggy-door! But there’s more for your pup to learn in the sixth week of his life.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 5 Weeks

Week five is when a puppy is exposed to new faces other than his mom and littermates. At this age, your puppy appears more playful and curious by the day. She is exploring the world around her and learning how to interact with others.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 4 Weeks

During the first four weeks of a puppy’s life, integral development begins that will set the stage for the rest of his life. Because puppies are in the care of their breeders until at least eight weeks old, we’ve put together a snapshot of developmental milestones your puppy experiences, starting at four weeks old.

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Puppyhood Illnesses: What to Watch Out For

Your puppy’s first year is sure to be filled with high energy, cuddles and wet kisses, but because of your pup’s still-developing immune system, he is more vulnerable to sickness than an older dog. It's important to keep a watchful eye out for sym...

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What to Do If You Find a Tick on Your Dog

If you suspect your dog has a tick, don’t panic. We’ve got the tips to help you deal with these pesky insects and keep them far away from your precious pup.

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The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

The public often condemns animal abuse and domestic abuse as separate issues, but there is evidence clearly linking the two.

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