Archive for the 'New Puppy' Category

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Breeder Buzz-Phrases and Warning Words

October 15th, 2009

If you have your heart set on a purebred puppy, the next step in the process is locating a reputable breeder. The best places to come into contact with breeders is at dog shows and dog sporting events, however many people choose to seek out their future furry family members on the Internet or in […]

8 Reasons Not To Buy Pet Store Puppies

September 25th, 2009

It’s easy to fall in love with a puppy, in fact it’s too easy. Profit is why the unethical practice of selling dogs in pet stores continues. People unwittingly fall in love with a small fur ball and *without thinking*, make a purchase. Sometimes these spur-of-the-moment buys work out, but many times they lead to […]

Teaching Leash Walking Skills

August 22nd, 2009

Having a dog that walks nicely on a leash is one of the most rewarding outcomes of the hard work of training. However, many owners don’t know how to get to a place where they have a pooch that will walk happily next to them and instead fear strolls – as they fear they could […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Flea, Tick, Heartworm Prevention For A Puppy?

July 15th, 2009

Question: I am getting a 6 week old Rat Terrier puppy and I was wondering if there is a flea,tick, and heartworm combination product available. If so how soon can we began using this product? Photo by Portone Pallatin Answer: Congratulations on your new puppy! I do want to strongly urge you to have your […]

5 Ways To Tell A Responsible Breeder

June 24th, 2009

Puppies are hard to resist, but before you fall in love, make sure you reference this list of 5 ways to know you’re dealing with an ethical, responsible breeder. (Also consider a rescue puppy! There are dog’s of every shape and size that need homes too!) Photo by gaxel Ethical Breeders…. * Breed to better […]

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