Puppy Care

Important things every owner should know about a puppy's needs, from the basics of daily puppy care to the complexities of a puppy's mental and physical well-being.

5 Puppy Feeding Tips to Ensure Your Puppy Is Eating Right

Puppy Feeding: 5 Easy Ways to Ensure Your Puppy Is Eating Right

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Am I Feeding My Puppy Enough?   “I don’t want my puppy to starve! This just doesn’t look like enough food!” “My other dog doesn’t eat like this – what’s wrong with my puppy?”   New puppy owners have so many questions and concerns about puppy feeding. Potty training, crate training, introducing the puppy to…

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how to bond with your new puppy

10 Fun and Effective Ways to Bond With Your New Puppy

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How to Bond with Your New Puppy Let’s start at the beginning of when and how you create a loving, lasting bond with this new member of the family. Whether you are bringing home a puppy or rescue dog, these ten tips will give you a pathway to a solid relationship based on trust and…

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Puppy proofing your apartment in 7 easy steps

Essential Guide to Puppy Proofing Your Apartment: Protect Your New Pup

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How is puppy proofing your apartment different from puppy proofing a house? Puppies arrive mobile and curious. And their first INSTINCT is to put things in their mouth. So it’s in your best interest to puppy-proof your home. Apartment or condo living poses different challenges to puppy owners. While much of the puppy proofing advice…

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How to Puppy Proof Your House: Protect Your New Puppy AND Your Home

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It’s important to understand how to puppy proof your house so you can minimize hazards for your puppy and protect your belongings from a curious, and sometimes destructive, little pup. Are you ready for a new puppy? The real question is: Is your HOME ready for a new puppy? Most 8-week-old puppies seem like a…

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Care and Training Tips When Bringing Home A New Puppy

Bringing Home A New Puppy – Care and Training Tips

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Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting new journey! Puppies are cute, cuddly, and playful creatures who love to play. They also require lots of attention and care from their owners. If you want to have a happy, well-adjusted dog, then you'll need to prepare her for her new life ahead. And it's important…

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Must-have items for first time puppy owners

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

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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

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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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can dogs eat cucumbers

Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers? 7 Facts Veterinarians Wish You Knew

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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?    NOTE: This page contains affiliate links that enable you to find the items…

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21 Healthy Foods for Dogs

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

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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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