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New Puppy

Wow. I never would have imagined how much TIME having a puppy would mean. I tried hard to visualize what all went on with having a puppy before getting one, but I don’t think you can fully grasp the situation until you are actually there.


Overview: Dog Training Collars

by Melissa R. on December 27, 2013

I’ve tried all sorts of training collars, with success and failures. So I though I would share my experiences.

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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.

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Bringing Home Cooper

by DFS-Pet-Blog on August 16, 2013

After we brought Cooper home, we found out that we were in for a tough time. Not only was Cooper sick, but our first furkid wasn’t very fond of him. We didn’t realize that adding to our fur family would be a challenge! We were so excited to introduce Cooper to our kitty Bandit and were surprised by what happened upon their introduction.

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Here’s 5 reasons I have seen people give as to why they want a pet, but I think they (or I) maybe should think a little longer on it.

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When most people picture a new puppy, they see a fluffy, cute, little snuggly puppy! Oh so adorable snuggling with your kids, sitting contentedly in your lap. Joyful walks and romps outside. Here’s the truth from Melissa’s experience.


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!


Puppy Update: 22 Weeks Old

by Melissa R. on April 26, 2013

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.


Feeding a Puppy

by Melissa R. on April 19, 2013

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.


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.


Have a new puppy, or thinking about bringing one into your home? If you are new to puppies like me, you’ll appreciate all the tips and advice you can get to prepare!

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Is your puppy overtired?

by Melissa R. on March 27, 2013

I hear and read constantly that a “tired puppy is a good puppy!” And while this most certainly IS TRUE, there is another side to this story.

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Puppy Update: 17 Weeks Old

by Melissa R. on March 20, 2013

Our new puppy, Emme, is now 17 weeks old! I can’t even believe it. Here’s how things are going.

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