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New Pets Guide:
Information on Adopting New Puppies,
Adult Dogs and Senior Dogs.

Adopting a dog is an adventure unlike any other. Whether a playful puppy or a rescued adult or senior dog, you cannot ever be truly prepared for the ways in which your heart opens, and your life is likely, albeit delightfully, turned upside down. However, you can be ready with the expert tips, tools, and skills you’ll need to start you and your newest family member off on the best paw possible. From training and diet, socializing and care, here is what you need to know.


Select your new dog's life stage to get started:

Let’s face it, puppies are a handful, but oh, puppies! This stage is a critical time in a dog’s life. What you do now can help them grow into a happy, healthy and well-adjusted dog.
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New Puppy Printables: Must-Have Checklists, Training Trackers and More

Behold, the ultimate new puppy planner.

Puppy Proofing

How to Puppy Proof Your Home Without Sacrificing Your Aesthetic

Ready to make your home a dog-friendly space without sacrificing style? Start ticking off these interior-designer-approved puppy proofing to-dos.

how to crate train a puppy

How to Crate Train a Dog: A Step-by-Step Guide From an Expert

Does your pup need help settling into their kennel? Find out how to crate train a dog with advice from an expert dog trainer.

how to potty train a puppy

How to Potty Train a Puppy in 7 Days

Want to know how you can potty train your dog in 7 days? Follow along on one family’s potty training journey and learn how you can housetrain your dog, too.

how much to feed a puppy

Puppy Feeding Guide: How Much to Feed a Puppy and More

Learn what to feed a puppy at every stage in their development with this veterinarian-approved puppy feeding guide for new puppy parents.

puppy's first vet visit

Puppy’s First Vet Visit: What to Expect, Checklist and Tips

A puppy’s first vet visit can be a walk in the park when you prepare. Here’s what you can expect at vet visits for puppies and what you should bring.

Adult Dogs
A rescue dog’s transition into a forever home can be stressful for them. Establishing a healthy routine can make them feel safe, comfortable and settled in their new life.
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A Complete Guide to Brushing a Dog the Right Way, According to a Pro Groomer

Brushing a dog is critical for keeping them healthy and happy.

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Your Essential Guide to Basic Dog Obedience Training

From sit to stay and beyond, dog obedience training helps keep your pup safe and well-behaved. We’ve got your guide to everything you need to know.

how to clean dog ears

How Do You Clean a Dog’s Ears? Follow This Vet-Approved Step-by-Step Guide

Don’t know how to clean dog ears? Follow our vets’ advice on washing dogs’ ears, from when it’s time to clean to a step-by-step guide to the process.

how to bathe a dog

How to Bathe a Dog: Step-by-Step Tips From a Professional Groomer

Learning how to bathe a dog doesn’t have to be scary. This step-by-step process will help you and your pup have a good experience right from the first bath.

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The 10 Most Common Poisonous Plants for Dogs

Some plants can give your pup diarrhea, others are extremely poisonous and can cause serious problems.

How to Get Your Dog to Trust You

How to Get Your Dog to Trust You

One of the most important aspects in a relationship with a pet is to build trust. Do you know how to tell if your dog trusts you? Learn how to get a dog to trust you and why it’s so important.

Senior Dogs
Older dogs make phenomenal companions, but seniors do have unique health needs. Once you get into their lane, you will have an unforgettable experience (and probably save a life).
How to Potty Train an Older Dog

How to Potty Train an Older Dog

If you have an older dog who isn’t housetrained, don’t worry—there’s hope! Here’s how to potty train an older dog.

crate training older dog

Crate Training an Older Dog? Follow These Pro Training Tips

Follow these tips for crate training an older dog from an expert trainer to help your adult dog settle into their crate.

what to expect with a senior dog

Senior Dog Care: Changes to Expect with an Older Dog

Senior dogs go through several behavioral and physical changes as they get older. Know what to expect as they age and how to provide proper senior dog care.

Understanding Dog Body Language

Understanding Dog Body Language in Senior Dogs

Struggling to understand your dog’s body language? Learn how to decode body language in senior dogs that could possibly indicate underlying health problems.

how to socialize an older dog

How to Socialize an Older Dog

Can you socialize an older dog? Yes, with the right help! Find out how to socialize an older dog with training tips from a dog expert.

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Senior Dog Age: At What Age Is My Dog Considered a Senior?

Do you know when your dog reaches their golden years? Find out at what age your dog is considered a senior, what that means for their health and more.