Puppy Care

If you're thinking about getting a puppy or have just brought one home, here's what you need to know to give him the best possible start in life.

Preparing for Your Puppy

How to Choose a Healthy Puppy From a Breeder
What to look for when selecting a purebred puppy.

Before You Buy or Adopt: Signs of Good Health
How to tell if the puppy you're bringing home is healthy.

Puppy Preparedness: Get Your Home Ready
Tips for getting your house – and everyone in it – ready for the new arrival.

Puppy Training

Puppy Mouthing and Nipping
How to nip this natural (and annoying) puppy behavior in the bud.

Get Started: Puppy Potty Training and Housebreaking
Follow these guidelines to keep accidents to a minimum.

Crate Training Basics
The pros and cons of this popular training technique.

How to Socialize Your Puppy
Teach your puppy how to get along with others.

Puppy Health

Newborn Puppy Care: Formula and More
Advice for caring for a puppy during the first weeks of its life.

Tips for Feeding Your Puppy
Puppies have special nutritional needs. Get the facts.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule
Find out which vaccinations your puppy needs, and when.

What Can Go Wrong With Your Puppy
Puppies are susceptible to certain health risks: Know what to look for.

When Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?
A vet answers common questions about spaying and neutering.