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Tips for First-Time Puppy Parents

July 24, 2023

You’ve done your research and made the decision to bring home an adorable puppy from The Family Puppy – congratulations! For first-time pet parents, this can be both an exciting and intimidating time. This useful list will help first-timers learn what they can do before their puppy comes home, so you can focus on the most important thing when the big day arrives: getting to know your new furry family member!

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4th of July Safety Tips for Puppy Parents

July 03, 2023

July 4th is a festive day filled with fireworks, backyard barbecues, and parties, but it's also important to prioritize the safety of your puppy. To ensure both you and your furry friend can enjoy Independence Day without any worries, here are four essential guidelines to bear in mind...

A brown Cockapoo.

Cockapoodle-Doo Facts

June 19, 2023

A cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel, the adorable Cockapoo combines the best of both breeds. Intelligent, loving, and low-shedding, the Cockapoo is a fantastic pet for first-time pet parents, people with dog allergies, and apartment dwellers. Get to know this playful breed with these six fun Cockapoo facts.

Close-up of miniature australian shepherd puppy in its owner's arms.

Why We Microchip Our Pups

May 15, 2023

May is Chip Your Pet Month, so what better time to learn about the benefits of microchipping your dog? Microchipping your dog is a safe and easy way to identify them if they get lost, and it increases their chances of getting back home.

A Jack Russell Terrier puppy playing with a green ball.

Tips for New Puppy Parents

April 17, 2023

Congratulations on making the decision to add a puppy to your family! Puppies require lots of love, care, and attention to become the best doggos they can be. Being a first-time pet parent can be intimidating, but these five tips will you gain confidence and start your pup off on the right paw.

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Puppy Socialization: How to Do It Right

March 28, 2023

When it's time to bring your new puppy home, there are lots of important things to consider, like where will they sleep, do you have the proper food and treats, do you have the right-sized collar, training, and lots more! One thing that should be near the top of a new pet parent's list is having a plan to ensure your puppy is safely and properly socialized. Proper socialization from a young age is one of the most important things a new pet parent can do to help set up their puppy for a lifetime of success.

A brown and white pembroke welsh corgi sitting against a white background.

Puppy Routines: Why They're Important

March 01, 2023

Adding a puppy to your family is a super exciting time! So many firsts are ahead for you and your new furry family member. Before bringing your pup home, there are lots of things to consider, like: what food will you feed them? Have you puppy-proofed your house? Are you crate training? What toys should you buy them? Another important thing to consider is creating (and sticking to) a schedule for your puppy.

A brown dog lying on its back and showing its teeth.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February 01, 2023

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, making it the perfect time to brush up on the importance of canine dental health! A dog's dental health can impact more than just their breath. If left untreated, canine periodontal disease can lead to serious health problems for our furry friends, such as chronic pain and tooth loss. The good news is periodontal disease is often preventable. With proper care, like regular dental checkups and routine tooth brushing, you can help keep your canine companion's teeth in top-top shape all year long.

A Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog laying on its back inside a black crate.

How To Crate Train Your Puppy

January 09, 2023

What is crate training and why is it beneficial? How do I get started? What’s the right crate for my puppy? Many new pet parents have these questions, and the experts at The Family Puppy are here to help answer them! Crate training is a great way to keep your puppy safe in their new home, can help with potty training, and gives your dog a cozy place to call their own.

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