Playdates are essential for a well-adjusted dog. But in order for them to work, your puppy requires your careful attention.
Many dog toys are simply not safe for puppies. Use our guide to protect your pet.
Playtime isn't just fun; it can also double as learning time. Here, our trainer's tips to do it right.
Don't miss a perfect shot with these tips from a pet photography pro.
Here's the scoop on housebreaking your new puppy -- and tips on handling the inevitable accidents.
The world can be scary for young dogs. Help yours manage unfamiliar experiences with these practical tips.
You are your puppy's security blanket as she adjusts to her new home. Here's how to help her make the transition.
Ready to play Santa for your puppy? Here are this season's best buys.
All dog food is not created equal. Learn how to meet your puppy's unique needs based on its size and breed.
Your veterinarian will play a critical role in your puppy's health and happiness. Here, our checklist to find the right doctor.
This fatty acid isn't just essential for healthy human development; puppies require it too! Learn why.
The Exceptional Puppy Photo Contest launches July 26!
Lay the groundwork for a safe and happy relationship between the kids in your life and your puppy.
When does your puppy become a dog, with a grown dog's nutritional needs? Our vets explain.
Can't limit your love to just one species? Here's how to promote household harmony, says our trainer.
Looking for a low-maintenance apartment dog? The Tibetan Spaniel may be for you, says this breeder.
A breeder tells us how to safely corral this lively breed -- or any other curious, active dog.
Puppies use their mouths to explore the world. Trainer Joan Hunter Mayer tells us how to work with this behavior.
Loyal, playful and smart, Yorkies are like little people, says this breeder. Here's how to choose and raise yours.
The Samoyed is a smart, active breed -- which means you need plenty of time and energy to care for yours, says a breeder.
This muscular dog is a loyal family pet, as long as you choose and raise yours well, this breeder explains.
Chances are you've never heard of this active hunting breed -- but it's an American original. A breeder tells us more.
Our trainer explains how to get started with this simple and extremely effective training method.
The adorably scruffy PBGV will win you over with his lively personality, says this breeder.
Crate-training is more than an easy and effective housetraining tool. It's your puppy's sanctuary. Trainer and author John Wade explains why.
Your puppy is eager to learn -- but when is the best time to go to school? Our trainer discusses.
Heart set on the perfect breed? Before bringing a pup home, take a few steps to ensure he'll fit with your family.
Young dogs act like, well, young dogs. Here, a primer on normal puppy behavior -- and how to handle it.
Our expert trainer guides us through a big moment in dog parenthood: leaving your puppy alone.
You've eagerly awaited the arrival of your new addition for some time. Here, four steps to make your puppy's homecoming a success.
Socialization should be a focal point of your young dog's life. Trainer and author John Wade explains how.
Our breeder discusses whether meeting your dog's mother is necessary -- and the ways his family tree impacts his personality.
Trainers abound lately -- but many are unqualified. Our trainer explains how you can pick the right person.
No, we’re not talking about algebra. You can prepare your dog to better handle veterinary visits, explains our trainer.
Chihuahuas may be small, but their loyalty is huge, says this breeder. Here, our guide to raising this loving breed.
The German Shepherd can be trained to do extraordinary work -- if you know how to stimulate him, explains this breeder.
To avoid puppy mills and get a healthy dog, choosing the right breeder is critical. Here's what to ask yours.
Our trainer offers his do’s and don’ts for effective puppy socialization.
If your dog has difficult behavior issues, one-on-one training can help.
Our toy dog breeder outlines the top benefits and drawbacks of these tiny -- but mighty -- canines.
Will a new puppy make your old dog's life better or worse? A canine behavioral expert helps you successfully break the ice.
You'll love the family-friendly Ridgebacks for their athleticism and smarts, says this breeder.
The athletic Boxer is not only an eager exercise companion, but also often an ideal family pet.