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Must-have items for first time puppy owners

What To Buy For Your New Puppy: Must-Have Items for First Time Puppy Owners


Wondering what to buy for a new puppy? Let’s make sure you have all the right stuff before bringing your puppy home. What fun! A brand-new puppy is coming, and everyone is excited about that puppy breath smell, puppy paws, puppy kisses, and lots of cuddling, not to mention playing with the puppy!! Irresistible! But…

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are tomatoes safe for dogs

Can Dogs Have Tomatoes? 10 Facts Vets Want Dog Owners to Know

Puppy Owners Often Ask, “Can Dogs Have Tomatoes?” – Especially During Gardening Season If you love to garden and you are nurturing some lovely tomato plants, you might be tempted to offer your pup a little taste. Is this safe?  It’s not as simple as yes or no. The answer is yes AND no! Are…

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5 puppy crate training tips from an expert

Top 5 Pro Tips for Puppy Crate Training Success


What’s all the buzz about puppy crate training? Seems like a lot of work, right? Is it really all it’s cracked up to be?  Maybe you’re wondering why that little creature can’t just sleep in bed with you.  She can!  But… not yet! Many new puppy owners make the mistake of avoiding the use of…

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can dogs eat cucumbers

Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers? 7 Facts Veterinarians Wish You Knew

I can picture it. You’re slicing up a cucumber to add more refreshing flavor to your ice water. Your dog is sitting at your feet, looking up at you imploringly as you wonder, “Can dogs eat cucumbers?” What do you do?    Are cucumbers good for dogs?  Cucumbers are a great snack for a dog.…

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21 Healthy Foods for Dogs

What Food Can A Dog Eat? 21 Healthy Foods for Dogs


What food can a dog eat?  This is often one of the first questions I get from new puppy owners. It's normal to feel some stress or trepidation about it. The good news is that it’s not too complicated to determine what they should eat and I’ll be happy to share some great tips with…

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8 Pro Tips to Prevent Puppy Separation Anxiety


Puppy separation anxiety happens when a puppy becomes stressed out about being left alone and the symptoms can actually begin before you leave the house. You might notice that your dog starts to pant, pace, whine, bark, or shake as you’re preparing to leave. Or you might come home to find that your adorable little…

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online puppy training - the best way to train a puppy at home

Online Puppy Training: The Best Way to Train A Puppy at Home

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After getting a new puppy, you may be wondering when you should start puppy training and where to begin when you do, because we all want a dog with good behavior. A common mistake new puppy owners make is postponing obedience training until they start seeing behaviors they want to fix. But take it from…

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how to calm a dog down during fireworks

Dogs, Fireworks, and Other Loud Noises: 15 Effective Tips To Calm A Dog Down

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Updated: December 21, 2020 Why Do Dogs Hate Fireworks and Other Loud Noises? Dogs have incredible hearing and can detect many sounds that humans cannot. In fact, in some instances, your dog’s hearing can be 100 times more sensitive than yours. So normal, everyday sounds like the vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, power drill, or hammer…

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10 Tips to Keep Your Puppy Safe


You absolutely adore your puppy, even if they drive you batty every once in a while when they have an accident or chew on something they shouldn’t. Hey nobody’s perfect. You want only the very best for your canine companion, and this means you’ll want to keep them as safe as possible, am I right?…

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