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The Basics on Pet Vaccines

By Audrey Pavia

Over the past few years, vaccination protocols have changed within the veterinary community, for both dogs and cats. While vets used to recommend yearly vaccinations for a number of diseases, many are now reducing the frequency that vaccines are given.

Puppy Obedience 101

By Mike Shafer

Have you ever wished your dog would be more obedient? Or that he would just do some of the basics that other dogs can do? Well, with a little guidance and some consistency, you can have Fido honor-roll-ready!

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!