Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behaviour or training, turn to Purina’s experts. In the below articles you’ll find all their best information and tips so you can better care for your dog.

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A dog holding its food bowl in its mouth

If you're wondering "How much food should I feed my dog?" you're not alone.

A woman playing with her cat

When the whole family is cooped up inside for extended periods, you may find it difficult to come up with new activities for your family and pets.

A young girl sleeping in bed with her dog

Pets have spent all summer playing and bonding with their children. When the time comes to go back to school after summer vacation, kids aren’t the only ones experiencing those back-to-school blues. 

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  • The first few months of puppy training is definitely enough for owners to start questioning why the phrase is ‘"herding cats" instead of puppies.

  • Crate training shouldn't be viewed as a negative experience. Many dogs feel safe and secure in enclosed spaces, which act like dens that wild animals use. Follow these steps to crate train your dog.
  • Have you ever seen puppies meet for the first time? There are many ways that owners can set their furry friends up for successful social interactions. Keep reading to learn more on how to socialize a puppy.
  • No matter if your puppy is a big Great Dane or a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise on a daily basis. Read on to learn how much exercise your puppy needs and how to safely give him the exercise he needs.
  • Not only are games fun and a great way to strengthen the bond with your puppy, but they also serve as a way to teach your puppy special skills. Read on to learn how to play with a puppy.
  • Biting or nipping is normal behaviour for your puppy, but it is important for you to know how to train a puppy to not bite and teach him early on, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
  • Just like humans, dogs are social animals naturally accustomed to living in “packs.” Your puppy will be a member of your family, and it’s up to you to learn how to train your puppy and teach him the rules of the house to abide by.