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Your Puppy’s Age Matters

By Caryl Wolff

Puppies go through developmental stages just like children do. When your puppy is 6 months old, that's the equivalent of 12 years in a human life. Because of their rapid developmental periods, you can go to bed with one puppy and wake up the next morning with an entirely different puppy. What does your puppy learn how to do at each stage?

Puppy Socialization for Breeders

By Caryl Wolff

The single most important factor in choosing a puppy is choosing a breeder or rescue that has interacted with the puppies and begun the socialization process.

How to Start Training Your Puppy

By Mike Shafer

As soon as you get your puppy, you can and should start training.

Continuing Your Puppy’s Socialization

By Caryl Wolff

You just brought your new puppy home. Congratulations! You can help him become a stable, healthy adult by getting him used to the people, places, and things he will encounter as an adult.

Puppy Socialization

By Caryl Wolff

Start your puppy's socialization early. Puppy owners were told to wait until puppy shots were complete before taking puppies outside, which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old!

How to Feed Your Dog from Puppyhood through His Senior Years

By Charlotte Higgins

When commercial dog food was first introduced in the early 1900s, the choices were very limited. Today there are so many options! You may wonder what the differences really are.

Canine Parvovirus: What Is It and How Can Your Dog Avoid It?

By Tony Johnson

The word “Parvo” strikes fear into the hearts of dog owners everywhere. Parvo is a deadly disease that usually strikes young, unvaccinated puppies and has a mortality rate with treatment of about 30-40%.