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Christmas is the time to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But as a new puppy owner, should you? In getting your house ready for the holidays, you want to make sure that you don’t cause any hazard to your new puppy. You don’t want Rex getting hurt because of some decorations. Consider these safety tips to puppy proof your house during the holidays: Keep Unsafe Food Out of ReachYou probably know that chocolates are a no-go. But those are not the only Christmas foods that are harmful to your puppies. Some of the foods to avoid include: Coconut …

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As a pet parent, if you’re going to be having guests in the house with your pet present, then this is an essential step.  Ideally, the socialization process should begin as soon as your pup comes home. Invite friends and family over, and have them interact with your pup so that he gets used to the feel of other people outside of yourself.  Pups have different personalities and would naturally react differently when meeting strangers for the first time. So, whether the meeting is outdoors or indoors, here are 5 steps to help you ace pet-human introductions:  Stay On Top …

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Are you looking for a friendly and cute puppy? Look no further! Why? Because the French Bulldog is the perfect breed for you. The French bulldog, or the Frenchie as some prefer to call him, is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world today. A lot of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, John Legend and David Beckham are all parents to French bulldogs. Considering his distinct and irresistible looks, it’s no surprise that a lot of people love the Frenchie. But that’s just one of the several other qualities that makes the Frenchie …

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Everyone loves autumn, especially puppies. Many will agree that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. It starts out with the leaves on the trees turning bright and brilliant.Shortly after that, the leaves begin to fall on the ground and everyone’s lawn is covered in a beautiful array of autumn colors.Puppies enjoy this time of the year because they get to chase the falling leaves and play in the raked heap of leaves. Daisy definitely enjoys running through the leaves and hiking through the gorgeous autumn landscape.However, that’s not all you can do. You can make beautiful memories …

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Going on an extended trip with your pup can be a pretty exciting adventure. The sights going by can be an incredible one for your pup, and you get to enjoy the warm companionship.  Short trips are more typically advised, however, there’s no harm in taking a long one provided you plan and pack all the supplies that you would be needing on the trip.  This piece covers everything 4 need-to-know tips for your upcoming extended human-canine trip:   Help Your Pup Adjust At least 1 or 2 months before your extended trip, start getting your pup familiar with the car. …

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Pups might be soft and fluffy and loving and represent everything good about the world. However, believe it or not, sometimes, they can be less than perfect.  Sometimes, they exhibit less-than-pleasant behavior and the best move in situations like this is to nip it in the bud.  You don’t want your once-adorable puppy growing up to become a misbehaving adult. So, here’s are 5 tips to help with correcting bad habits in your pup:  Training Well-trained pups seldom exhibit bad behavior, so training is key. Commands like ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘lie down, are the building blocks for encouraging good behavior.  Using …

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Feeding your pet with a healthy diet has many benefits in the short run as well as the distant future. A great diet keeps your pet in top shape and protects them from a range of chronic ailments.  Your pet’s diet extends beyond what you give them at mealtimes. It is a sum total of all the treats, table scraps, random food tosses, and of course, the main meals too.  Proper feeding is essential to ensuring that your pet lives a long, healthy life. This is why encouraging healthy feeding habits is essential. And here are 4 tips to do …

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Dogs experience allergic reactions to various things. While these allergies are typically not life-threatening, they do cause a measure of discomfort.  Allergies in pups are not quite as simple to pinpoint as in humans. It takes strong observation skills, and even afterward, there is a range of allergies that could cause your dog’s symptoms.  Common Symptoms of Allergies  Here are some of the commonly noticed allergy symptoms in pips:  Constant licking Diarrhea Sneezing/ wheezing  Inflamed skin Incessant scratching  Swellings of lips, ear flaps, or other parts of the face Periodic chewing on body parts  Hives  Fur loss/ skin irritation  Allergies …

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Equipping your pup to deal with your occasional absences is a vital part of the training process. The alternative to this is a pup going berserk once you step inside the house.  Pups with separation anxiety usually need an outlet for their anxiety, and this might not bode well for you. Some of the most common indications are: Howling, barking, and whining.  Destructive chewing.  Scratching and digging at windows and doors in a bid to find their owners.  Defecation and urination; even in house-trained pets.   To help your pup get through this and adjust to the idea of your absence. …

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There are an incredible number of options when it comes to dog toys. Just like anything that involves a choice, making an educated one is your best bet.An educated choice would ensure that your pup gets a great toy, and derives maximum satisfaction from playing with it. The right toy has a lot of benefits for your pup.Some of these benefits include keeping her active throughout the day, improving bonding between you and your pup (in the case of tug toys and fetch toys), or simply keeping your pup happy.Your local Petland has a wide variety of toys to help …

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