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Do I Need Special Grooming Items for a Puppy?

It seems like puppies grow so fast. Most of the time they do. While there’s a big difference in growth rates between a Great Dane and a Chihuahua, both start out as puppies… Almost the same exact size at birth! But while you’ll likely need to purchase a lot of transition items for the Dane due to expedient growth, you won’t have those requirements with the tiny Chi. But, what you do have with any dog, regardless of size at full growth is the requirements to get the right grooming items for a puppy. Any puppy. To the question, ‘Do I need special grooming items for a puppy?’ the answer is a resounding yes! Here Are But a Few of...

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The Joys of Keeping a Puppy Training Journal

It seems like our dog’s puppy years go by fast. In a lot of ways they actually do - dogs age faster than humans (source). That’s why it’s important to keep journals of the things your puppy does, including training. We recommend maintaining a separate training journal so that you can catalog the cognitive progress of your pup - as well as notate how cute your puppy is while trying to learn how to sit, stay, lay down, and sit up. The joys of keeping a puppy training journal are many. What To Record In Your Puppy Training Journal For each session throughout our 12-week training period, you get an opportunity to monitor specific aspects of your puppy. Things happen very...

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Training All Done? Try These Advanced Puppy Training Options

Doesn’t just seem like 12 weeks ago when you started training your puppy… and now, you’re all done! Or are you? Do you ever really stop teaching your furry companion? I can tell you that based on my experience, you’ll be teaching your puppy for the rest of his life. Teaching your pup the basic commands is the first step towards making your life together rewarding, fun, and potentially full of adventure. The basics help when you tackle more advanced puppy training options. They are the groundwork for fun! Advanced puppy training is wonderful for both you and your pup. It helps strengthen the bond between the two of you while reinforcing your relationship as you confidently and effectively face...

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Tips for Traveling With Your Puppy for the First Time

There comes a time in every pet parents life where they question taking their dog with them on a trip or to board them. Neither response is wrong. It all depends on what your plans are, how much time you have, and your dog’s demeanor. We typically always travel with our dogs. But we didn’t start out that way. Initially, we were nervous. We just weren’t sure how to make sure our pup had a great travel experience. We’ve learned a lot since that time. Here are our tips for traveling with your puppy for the first time. Car, Plane or Train? When you travel with your pup, there are some unique things you’ll want to do depending on your...

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5 Reasons Puppies are Good for Your Mental Health

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes on the Internet, you will have seen just how cute, hilarious, and quirky little puppies can be. And while there’s no denying that raising puppies is hard work (btw, we have a great app for that), research also suggests that pet ownership can be quite beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. Beyond Blue - a leading non-profit mental health organisation in Australia - says that while you might be the one caring for your pet, they can also support and care for you in unspoken ways. So, if you’re wondering whether a puppy or dog might make a welcome addition to your life, here are some extra benefits to consider. Of...

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