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Starting Young: Resource Guarding in Puppies

It might come as a shock when your sweet fluff of a baby dog suddenly and fiercely stakes a claim to the treats that...

Socializing Your New Puppy: How Much Puppy Playtime Does Your Dog Need?

In addition to planning for and providing your new pup with all the training and management she needs to learn basic good manners and...
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When do dogs stop growing?

Although predicting your puppy’s size isn’t an exact science, a puppy-weight calculator could help guess your purebred or mixed breed’s adult weight.
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New Puppy Tips and Questions Answered

For the past few weeks, as I have been working on this issue, I have also been promoting my latest batch of foster puppies...

How Long To Feed Puppy Food?

If there is one thing that everyone knows, it’s that you have to start out puppies on puppy food. And then at some point...
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How To Supervise Good Puppy Play

If there’s one thing that can serve as the magic elixir of puppyhood, it’s the puppy playdate. Half an hour spent wrestling and chasing...
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How to Help Your Crying Puppy

Gone are the days when standard advice was to ignore a crying puppy. “Ignore him,” we said, “until he stops crying. If you go...

To Buy or Adopt a Dog? What You Should Know

I got my first dog, a stray that I begged my mother to allow me to keep, when I was 9 years old. It was...

Puppy Needs New Food!

Michael Pollan, author of the best-selling books on diet The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules, once came up with the...

Adopt or Shop

Wanna see a fight? Start a debate on social media about what’s best: adopting a dog or puppy from a shelter or rescue group...

What Fostering Can Do For Rescue Puppies

A pandemic has upended the globe, but here’s a little bright spot: puppy fostering is experiencing a golden era. Record numbers of people are offering...

Panosteitis: Canine Growing Pains

Symptoms of panosteitis can look like other conditions, so a thorough evaluation is needed. Other diseases that can mimic panosteitis include tick-borne illnesses (Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever), polyarthropathy (inflamed joints), sprains, and fractures.

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Contain (and train) your dogs

The rural/suburban interface contains no end of potential conflicts for the humans who choose to live there and the animals they own, and perhaps...