Puppy Prep

You want to make sure you are prepared for any situation to become a great puppy parent. Learn more about first year costs, getting your home ready for a puppy and introducing your puppy to new friends.

Puppy's First Night

Once your puppy arrives home, show him to his potty area and allow him time to stretch his legs.

Introducing Your Puppy to Visitors

Introducing your puppy to visitors is an important part of his socialization.

Introducing Your Puppy to Other Pets

Introduce your puppy to other pets in the house with care.

Introducing Your Puppy to a Baby

To a puppy, a baby is a totally different creature than a child or adult.

Introducing Your Puppy to Children

Most children love puppies and vice versa. But it's important to teach your children about proper animal care.

Introducing your Puppy to His New Home and Family

Your puppy looks to you for direction, comfort and protection.

Naming Your Puppy

If you haven't already picked out a name for your puppy, do so as soon as possible and start using it.

First Year Puppy Costs

Like any family member, a puppy needs to be fed, cared for and receive medical attention.

Puppies and Kids

The age of your children is an important factor to consider.

Are You Ready?

Owning a puppy is a big adventure - if you’re ready for it.

Ultimate New Puppy Checklist

Being prepared means you and your puppy will have more time to bond. Check out our list of everything you’ll need (and why).

Puppy Prep 101: Puppy Proofing Your Home

Puppies can get themselves in serious trouble, so it’s best to take preventative measures. Keep in mind that a puppy has a lower vantage point than yours — like that of a crawling baby — and may be attracted to things you cannot see when you are standing up.