It’s January, and that means it’s time for all of the Christmas puppies to come out and meet the world! Raising a puppy is both an art and a science. Too much of something can be just as harmful as too little, so here are some tips to get it “just right.” An American Bulldog puppy wearing a lacy bonnet has its front legs and chest on a white doll bed with a blue blanket. There is a teddy bear leaning against the front of the bed. 1. Feed your puppy, but not too much, and not
Big puppy eyes, soft puppy ears, and wet puppy kisses….so irresistible! Walking past the puppies in pet shops and shelters tugs at our heartstrings. A young woman holding a pencil is looking up and to the left where a heart-shaped "dream bubble" shows a cute Rat Terrier puppy's face.
Many of us had a puppy growing up and it was all fun and games, right? Let’s be honest, who actually took care of it? Probably your parents. Or maybe you raised your last dog from puppyhood, but
The average age that people acquire their puppy is 8-10 weeks. The critical socialization period of that puppy’s life begins closing at 12 weeks of age, and the door to that critical period has slammed shut by 16 weeks. What does this mean? It means you have only 2-4 weeks left to set your puppy up for success in being comfortable with all the experiences life has to offer him for the rest of his days! Regardless of where you acquire your dog from, it is your job to continue