This Puppy Care Index is your direct link to all the information you need to take care of your puppy. Practical tips and advice on potty training, healthcare, grooming & more.
If this is your first puppy, or it's been a while since you had a pup in the house, those first few weeks (and months) can be a bit challenging!
There's a lot of 'stuff' to learn, or remember, and your little one needs you to be on-the-ball from day one.
To make life a little easier, (and to give you more time for puppy kisses and fun), you can find links to ALL the tips, information and advice you need right here.
No matter how much (or how little) your puppy costs initially, he's going to rack up a lot of expenses over his lifetime!
Get a look at the average cost of dog ownership over here and make sure you're both willing and able to afford adding a canine companion to your home.
Want to know what to expect when you add a new puppy to your family?
Need advice on preparation, the 'Big Day' and normal puppy behavior?
This page points you in all the right directions!
Your new pup is 100% dependent on you for everything.
Make sure you know how to take care of him properly, so that he can grow up to be a happy, healthy, well-behaved adult dog.
Make sure you're ready for your new puppy with this handy checklist.
Includes links to all the info. you need on your most important puppy care tasks and responsibilities.... plus a printable puppy supplies list to make life even easier!
It's natural for your new puppy to be a little scared, lonely or anxious at first, but some puppies can become very upset.
Find out what's normal and what might be the beginning of separation anxiety, and how to handle it, here.
Learn how to housebreak your new puppy without tears or trauma!
All the practical tips, advice and information you need to get your puppy's potty training off on the right foot... or paw.
Feeding your puppy properly is hugely important to his health... both now, and in the future.
Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make sure he gets the right nutrition to grow up healthy and strong.
Packed with valuable information, this page will help you protect your puppy from disease and parasites, recognize the symptoms of illness, prepare for emergencies and lots more.
Regular grooming keeps your pet's coat and skin healthy and really helps to cut back on all that loose dog hair that's floating around.
Find out how to groom your pup properly and what tools to use right here.
Keeping your pet's teeth clean, white and healthy is an important part of your new-owner responsibilities.
This page has all the tips and advice you need to make sure your little one's mouth is a happy place!
Puppies can get surprisingly dirty!
Here's a foolproof, step-by-step guide to giving your new puppy a bath. If you didn't think your little one could look (or smell) any more adorable... you're about to be surprised.
Your puppy needs to get comfortable with all sorts of places, people and situations.
Lots of fun time spent out and about with you will help him grow up to be a friendly, confident adult dog.
Although we love our pets like children, they're canines and speak a language that is quite different from ours. Find out how to 'speak dog' here and life will be easier for you both.
Vacation coming up? Extended business trip?. I'll show you how to find the perfect petsitter for your pup/dog/cat. That way, you can enjoy your trip, while he (or she) enjoys being at home.
See the questions other new puppy owners have asked - and the answers I've given them. Plus find links to many of the most popular pages on my site where you can find the answer and information you're looking for. Includes health, training, behavior, diet and more.