Puppy Articles

Your puppy deserves the best, so look to our experts to learn everything you need to know about puppy training, nutrition, health, behaviour and more. Following our experts’ tips will help you ensure your new pup lives his best life.

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A puppy eating from a food bowl
In general, dogs that are less than one year of age are considered puppies and they should be feed puppy food. But if your puppy is nearing one year of age, do you know when to switch to adult dog food? Learn more.
A Bulldog puppy licking its mouth
Puppies are constantly on the move – playing, exploring and learning. Because their activity levels are typically high, puppies need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Learn more.
Puppy toys at a store
Being prepared means you and your puppy will have more time to get to know each other. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make your house feel more like a home for your new friend.

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  • 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.
  • Since your puppy’s immune system is still developing, most of the things they ingest can cause stomach upsets. Read on to learn why your puppy is throwing up and what symptoms are considered serious.
  • Have you noticed that your puppy is getting a little stinky? It’s natural! He’s running around, playing and exploring. If your puppy’s smell makes your nose crinkle, it may be time for a bath.
  • One of the most important things you can do to help your puppy have a healthy start in life is to feed him a complete and balanced diet. Remember that all dogs are different, so feeding amounts will differ too. Learn more.
  • 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.