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Puppy Parenting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Pet Ownership

January 17, 2018

Petland says, “Let’s get back to the basics!” A guide to the dreaded housebreaking and teething!

If you recently purchased a puppy from Petland, then you know that our staff is dedicated to providing education to new pet owners. This article is an all-in-one resource from Petland created for new pet parents.

Cleaning Up

Surely by now you’ve discovered that a small puppy can wreak just as much havoc on a home as a two year old. Messes come with the turf of owning a puppy. Here a few things you can do to keep your home in order:

At-Home Bathing and Professional Grooming Home destruction can get a little dirty. Your puppy will need regular at home bathings, as well as scheduled visits to the groomer, especially if they have long hair. Here are a few things you should know about keeping your puppy clean.

Playtime, Playtime and More Playtime

Puppies take playtime very seriously! If you are a new puppy parent here are few toys your puppy will love to chew.


Puppy Potty Training

Every puppy is different, so potty training is not one size fits all. Be patient as your puppy learns and follow these tips to encourage faster learning:

Food Selection

Similar to humans, puppies can easily become unhealthy if they eat too much of the wrong foods. Choosing the right food not only improves your puppy’s health, but it will also improve your interaction with your puppy. Here are a few pointers for selecting the proper food.

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