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Puppies! What could be cuter than a roly-poly bundle of fluff who wants to be loved?
When you bring a puppy home, you start with a blank slate.
You are responsible for turning that cute ball of fluff into a well-mannered dog.
Use DogsBestLife.com’s Puppy 101 guide, to get your puppy started on the right paw.
Puppy-proof your home: Puppies are notoriously curious, adventurous and sometimes downright mischievous, so it’s crucial to prepare. Puppy-proof your house to make it safe for your puppy.
Start puppy socialization immediately: Puppy socialization helps dogs learn to respond positively to problems and challenges by demonstrating appropriate behavior.
Understand your puppy's growth timeline: By knowing what to expect at different ages and stages, you can be prepared as the owner to plan for training and socialization activities.
Puppy potty training: Start puppy potty training techniques early. Old thinking suggested owners wait until the dog was 12 weeks old. New thinking recommends starting sooner.
Stop puppy biting: Work with your dog and use four simple tips to eliminate puppy biting: discipline, distraction, firm commands, and no rough play.
Train your puppy to walk on a leash: Keep puppy walks short and fun. Be patient. Take the time and make an effort now, and you will never dread walking your dog.
Stop puppy jumping: Break your puppy's jumping habit with the sit-stay command. Use positive reinforcement training to get good canine behavior.
Four chapters of your dog’s life: puppy, young adult, adult and senior. Understand each stage to provide the proper care your dog needs.
Raising a puppy takes work and patience. Use DogsBestLife.com’s Puppy Training 101 guide to give your puppy the best possible start in life.
Work with your dog and use simple tips to stop a puppy from biting: discipline, distraction, firm commands, and no rough play.
Puppy feeding guide: Know what, when and how much to feed your pup. Growing puppies have important dietary needs that you need to manage.
Train your puppy to enjoy alone time using a confined space and enrichment. Discover what motivates your dog to make training easier.
Puppy preparation: Buy the right food, supplies, and toys for your dog. Stick to your vaccination schedule to keep your puppy healthy.
Safeguard your home and keep your puppy occupied during its teething phase. Use these hacks to protect your furniture from a teething puppy.
Prepare for puppy: Get your house ready, hold a family meeting, buy supplies, get a license, and hire a dog trainer.
Do you know what to expect and how to cope when your puppy becomes a difficult teenager? Dogs may assert independence and stop obeying.