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.
One the most imperative and confusing responsibilities in caring for your puppy is making sure he gets the right vaccines at the right time. There is controversy nowadays about whether or not adult dogs need every vaccine every year (except for Rabies which is required). But with puppies, getting their rounds of vaccines is crucial. Read more »
Health and Care
Basic Training and Commands
Your Puppy Week By Week
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Talk About Puppies
"The best thing I found was crate-training at night, and when you're away from home. I didn't keep my dog crated when I was home with him, I locked him…" Read More »
Donna C., owner of a Labrador Retriever
"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