You have been promising your kids a puppy for a year, explaining that they had to wait until you moved into a house with a yard. Well, you moved last week and now they are holding you to your promise – they want a puppy and they want it now!
Puppy mills are dog breeding operations which provide substandard care at best. Unlike reputable breeders for who care of their dogs is top priority, puppy mills only care about one making money.
A puppy must also learn that he does not have rule over the entire household, but does have his own space: the crate. A crate can be the dog’s own secure place to relax, and may come in handy for trips to the vet, traveling, or keeping your pup out of trouble while you are away from home.
While biting between littermates comes naturally, when the puppy starts involving humans, it’s a problem that should be quickly nipped in the bud.
Many make a selection of a puppy solely on looks or on the current hot fad. But selecting a dog without taking into consideration its needs compared to your lifestyle is unfair to both you and your new best friend.
First, it’s important to note that if, for some reason, you have put off spaying your dog until she is older, understand that there are always some benefits to having your dog fixed, but that doing so before the dog has her first heat cycle will be most beneficial for your pet.
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