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.
Does your puppy spend more time in bed than you do? Or is he so drowsy he'd rather sleep than go chase squirrels? At this age, puppies should be sleeping about the same amount of time as adult dogs which is approximately 14 hours a day. The correct amount of sleep for dogs is as important as it is for humans. In the wild, with too much sleep, a dog becomes lethargic, his senses dull, and he can't hunt well. In our society, an oversleeper is more likely to get ill. Read more »
Health and Care
Basic Training and Commands
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Talk About Puppies
"My trainer told me that puppies can usually hold it longer during the night, when they are sleeping. If your pup is waking up and crying to go out…" Read More »
Dana S., owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer
"Puppies should be supervised at all times. She or he should be crated while alone, leashed while you are around. Time to teach the "leave it" command…" Read More »
Liz C., owner of a German Shepherd mix