I have never had a puppy until this year, and I have been trying to do everything by the book. So crate training was a must for us. We had our trials with this: sleepless nights with crying puppy, chases around the house trying to get her to go in her crate – actually physically putting her in it… All kinds of things. But… in the end, it all paid off. Now, 9 months later, we have a properly crate trained dog and it is a WONDER.
Last year some time (yes, I know, why did I take so long!?) I asked what some common pet myths people know. We got a few responses, and I thought the first one made this a perfect post for the Halloween season.
Melissa was in need of a gate to keep her puppy out of the cats’ area, but also allow the cats the freedom to roam the house. Learn about her experience with the Versa Gate by Cardinal.
After Cooper had been cleared of Giardia, we knew that he needed some socialization. Other pups had lived at Cooper’s prior residence, but we knew that it was important for him to find new friends besides Bandit.
Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now over 10 months old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. My last update was at 6 months old so we have a lot to cover.
Meet Moto. She’s an Old English Bulldog who models here at Drs. Foster and Smith. Check out her profile here.
My young pup is a bit of a puller on the leash! While we are doing our best to train a loose leash for walks, when I started her at obedience classes, our trainer suggested a head halter. She suggested it might help my puppy focus her attention on ME, instead of all the other dogs around. It would also help with the pulling, and in general not paying attention to me. A head halter worked PERFECT for us!
Getting a new puppy soon? Here’s my list of what I recommend you have on hand before you get your new puppy home with you!
Meet Layla, an English Springer Spaniel who loves playing frisbee, hunting, and snuggling.
Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now 22 weeks old – she’s nearly six months old now, I can’t believe it! Here’s how things are going.
Are you getting a new puppy soon? Are you wondering how often and when to feed your new puppy? I wondered the same thing! Thankfully, my puppy’s breeder kept me well informed of what my puppy was eating, when, and how often.
Here in the Northwoods it’s looking like a Winter Wonderland outside. We’re definitely ready for some sunshine and green grass. Here’s some cute puppies and kitties to get the warm thoughts coming, and then hopefully followed by warm weather!
I’d recently seen a blog post with a “Day in the life with a new baby”, and that made me think about a day in the life with a new puppy! It is quite a change. Right now my puppy is 19 weeks old. Here is a typical day.