raising a puppy


Puppy Behaviors to Look Out For

Bringing home a puppy is a time of joy and apprehension! When I brought my new puppy home a few weeks ago, I spent a lot of time and energy scrutinizing his every move. Was this behavior normal? Would he grow up to be a happy, confident dog? Did I need to worry about anything? What are the behaviors to look out for in a new puppy? It was exhausting. There are certain problem behaviors that are incredibly common and normal puppy behavior: chewing, crying when alone, having potty accidents, and biting at hands, to name a few. But there…

How Far Can I Walk My Puppy?

When it comes to exercise, you pup is no different from you. Your puppy needs exercise to properly develop their joints, boost their mood and maintain a healthy weight. Walking your puppy is a great way to exercise your pup while being able to provide mental stimulation and socialization. As such small and not-so-coordinated creatures, it can be tough to know how much walking and exercise your growing puppy needs. While each puppy is different, here’s a basis of how far you can walk a puppy and what you can expect. Walking a 2-Month-Old Puppy While you shouldn’t walk your…