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Where to Get a Puppy

Pet shops where birds, cats, fish and puppies are sold can be found in many parts of the world. Dogs are the most popular pets sold, and many puppies are sold through pet stores. However there are other ways to acquire a puppy.

Crate Training for Puppies

When making the first introduction, it is best done in steps. The last thing you want to do is frighten your puppy to the point that he is reluctant or unwilling to get into his grate. Ideally, you want your puppy to get into the crate at your command. But why?

The Importance of Nutrition

Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of brands and types of dog foods to choose from. While it is all but impossible to create a comparison of each pet food brand, there are a few fundamentals for choosing the right food for your puppy.

How to Hold a Leash

In holding the leash, make sure that you do not hold it too tightly; there should be enough slack so that your puppy does not feel any discomfort. It takes some getting used to, since it is common for most dog-owners to hold on to the leash too tightly at first.

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