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How to Help Your Puppy Learn Its Name

The first thing that you want to teach your puppy is his or her name. Understanding his or her name will be the basis for all the commands and lessons that come later.  However, teaching your puppy its name is not as simpl...

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Service Dog 101

For those of us who require extra assistance in our daily lives, a service dog is so much more than man’s best friend, they are everything you could ever need them to be.

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How to Socialize a Puppy

When you hear the word “socialize” you likely think of helping your puppy learn to play with other dogs, but puppy socialization includes much more than that! Socialization is all about helping your pup navigate the world safely. This includes eve...

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Quiet Dog Breeds: 5 Canines Who Won’t Disturb The Peace

Even a quiet breed may begin to bark if she doesn’t get enough exercise or attention! If you live in an apartment building or have young children that need frequent naps, you can count on the breeds below not to disturb the peace.

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Loudest Dog Breeds

Dog barking occurs for all kinds of different reasons.The good news is, in many instances it is possible to train our dogs not to bark.

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What is The Smartest Dog Breed?

If you’re looking for a new best friend with an intellect to match your own, perhaps you want to consider bringing home one of the smartest dog breeds. These brainy breeds have excelled in all kinds of different roles, from herding livestock to search and rescue duties. Some have even been movie stars!

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Reining in Dogs with Wanderlust

Having a dog run away is a reality many dog-owners face at one point or another. But if your dog bolts from the home, then it might take some extra training to keep him from getting hurt, stolen or worse.

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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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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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Dog Walking Etiquette

Have you ever considered there is a certain way you, as a pup parent, should behave when walking your furry child? Here’s a helpful list of do’s and don’ts to help you master dog-walking, prevent potential problems with other dogs and people you encounter on your walks, and make it an overall enjoyable experience for both you and your pup!

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