Puppy Care

Dog Behavior

Puppies And Exercise: How Much Is Too Much?

By Cesar Millan I’m often asked, “Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for a puppy?” My feeling is that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what is too much exercise. Puppies often do not have enough muscle tone to take long runs, but there are always exceptions. Most puppies will tell you when they have hit their limit, and it is important to resist pushing them beyond this point. Even if your puppy wants to keep exercising and running, some things you should

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Puppy Is Too Distracted On The Walk

Dear Cesar, I have a nine-month-old, 100 lb puppy who I walk every single day for the amount of time you recommend in your new book. My problem is he is getting to know a lot of people in my neighborhood and now every time I pass someone I know on a walk, he insists on stopping and walking with them and refuses to go at my pace… even if I start to run ahead. I have tried every style of collar I can find, including choke and pinch collars, and the upside-down leash that I’ve seen you use many

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All About Dogs

Caring For A Newborn Puppy

Congratulations, you’re a proud new dog owner, and your little bundle of joy is ridiculously cute! Now comes the hard part: learning how to care for a puppy. If you’ve cared for a dog before, you might think that you already know everything there is to know, but newborn puppies are a bit different. You need to be prepared if you want to help your new friend through the first few weeks of her life. Here are 5 tips to help both of you survive intact and come out on the other side happy and healthy. Feeding a Newborn Puppy

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Dog Care

How Macey Malone Beat Parvo

By Nicole Pajer One of the scariest things that can happen to a puppy is the parvovirus. Once infected, a puppy faces a high mortality rate and the odds of survival decrease the longer you wait to bring the dog in. The battle against parvo can be grueling and costly, but if the signs are recognized and treated early, the puppy has a chance to survive. Such was the case with Macey Malone. Macey Malone’s story Michelle Torres and her boyfriend Matthew Love had been toying with the idea of getting their first puppy together for some time before stumbling

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Adoption Tips

Rehabilitating A Puppy Mill Dog

Cesar is not alone when he recommends “adopt, don’t shop” when getting a new dog, but a substantial number of pets still come from puppy mills, whether direct from a pet shop or breeder, or via a rescue or shelter. Rescuing a Puppy Mill Dog Puppy mill dogs require extra attention and training in order to rehabilitate them because the conditions they were brought up in are horrible. Unlike reputable breeders, who take the steps necessary for the comfort of their breeding dogs and puppies, puppy mills treat their dogs as products to be churned out as quickly as possible.

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Dog Care

Protecting Your Puppy From The Parvovirus

By Nicole Pajer The parvovirus attacks the lining of a dog’s digestive system and prevents him from being able to properly absorb nutrients and liquids. Puppies are extremely susceptible to parvo as their immune systems are not fully mature. Parvo prevention methods The best way to prevent your new puppy from becoming infected with parvo is to make sure that he receives all of his required vaccinations. Puppies should avoid contact with outside dogs and public areas until at least two weeks after their third vaccination. Common symptoms of parvo Diarrhea, blood in stools Lethargy Fever Vomiting Severe weight loss

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How To Choose The Best Dog Trainer For Your Puppy

Most dog owners know that it’s a lot easier to train dogs when they are younger, but they’re not really sure how to go about it and what they should look for when seeking out a trainer. Today, we’re going to talk about how (and when) you should go about getting your puppy professionally trained. Ensure Health First Before seeking out any kind of training or classes, always make sure that your pup is up to date on his or her vaccinations and doesn’t have any other concerning health issues. The last thing you want to do is expose your

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All About Dogs

How To Create A Puppy Schedule

When you get a new puppy, it’s only natural to want to simply hang out with them and play and cuddle all day. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you need to do in those first few days and weeks — both to make sure that your new pup stays healthy and to establish good behavior patterns. Rest assured that the work you put in now will pay off tenfold in the long run. When your full-grown adult dog is balanced, well-behaved, and the envy of all your Pack Leader neighbors, you’ll be glad you took good care

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Adoption Tips

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies

Sleeping arrangements for a new puppy will require some preparation. If you’re adopting early, it’s very likely that this will be your puppy’s first night away from its mother and littermates. To get you ready to accommodate your new addition and make your puppy as comfortable as possible, we’ve put together some tips that should help smooth the transition. Before settling in for the night, I recommend tiring the puppy out and making sure that any bathroom needs are taken care of. I strongly suggest you keep the puppy’s resting place near your bed for the first few nights to

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Dog Care

Is It Okay To Give A Dog As A Gift?

By Joe Wilkes This holiday season, many of us who are stumped for a gift for a loved one will be tempted by the adorable faces peering out at us from behind the display windows of the local pet store. Who doesn’t love puppies and kittens? This could be the gift that cements a budding relationship with a significant other. It could be the gift that makes your child realize you are the best parent a kid could have. It could be the gift of companionship that brings a lonely or elderly relative back into the world. Or not. Here

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