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  • From whom should I get my puppy? The local shelter, my neighbor, a breeder, or a pet supply store?

  • How do I select a quality dog breeder?

  • Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?

  • Male or Female?

  • How about a name? Should I decide on a name for my puppy first?

  • How should I start preparing for my new puppy?

  • How should I prepare my family for the new puppy?

  • What's the best way to introduce my puppy to a household with children?

  • What is socialization?

  • How do I become my puppy's “pack leader”?

  • How should I introduce my puppy to her crate?

  • How should I discipline my puppy when an “accident” occurs?

  • What type of puppy food should I use?

  • How often should I feed my puppy?

  • How much should I feed my puppy?

  • How long should I feed puppy food to my puppy?

  • What about water? Isn't that important too?

  • What other general feeding recommendations are important for puppies?

  • Why is my puppy eating his own poop?

  • Is there a difference between puppy training and obedience training?

  • Should I seek out a local puppy obedience course to go along with my at-home lessons?

  • How can I instill confidence in my puppy?

  • What's the best way to ride with my puppy in the car?


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