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How to Take Care of a Puppy: Bringing a Puppy Home Dog Care 

How to Take Care of a Puppy: Bringing a Puppy Home

Hi. I’m Kathy Santo with Iams. Today we’re going to talk about what to do when you bring home your new puppy. We’ll cover everything from supplies and preparation steps to the car ride home, the first few days– how to introduce him or her to your family, and more. Before you bring your puppy home, prepare yourself with the following supplies. Premium puppy food to get your new puppy off to a good start, stainless steel non-tip food and water bowls, identification tags with your puppy’s name and your…

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5 Ways Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick | Pet Care Dog Care 

5 Ways Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick | Pet Care

Hi. This is Ann. We love our pets, don’t we? They’re like family. But there are five big mistakes pet owners should avoid to keep all members of the family happy and healthy. Mistake number one– not washing your hands after playing with your pet. No matter how clean your pet looks, there are just going to be some germs in their fur. You need to wash your hands and your children’s hands every single time you play with them. To wash your hands the right way, use high quality…

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How To Take Care of a Puppy: Taking Care of Puppies Dog Care 

How To Take Care of a Puppy: Taking Care of Puppies

Hi. I’m Dr. Katy Nelson for Iams with Howdini. Today we’re going to talk about how to take care of your puppy. First and foremost, you want to understand and meet your puppy’s needs. Here they are in order of importance. Number one, basic health– water, nutrition specifically formulated for puppies, and sleep. Also, immunizations and regular check-ups are recommended. Number two, safety. As with small children, you need to keep your puppy in an environment that is safe for him. Puppies explore with their mouths and they learn about…

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How to Train a Puppy to Sit and Stay – How To Train Your Dog Dog Training 

How to Train a Puppy to Sit and Stay – How To Train Your Dog

Hi, I’m Kathy Santo for Iams with Howdini. And today we’re going to discuss basic puppy obedience and behavior training. Obedience training is one of the best things you can do for you and your puppy. So this video will focus on the three basic commands– sit, lie down, and stay. A puppy can learn a great deal, even as early as seven weeks of age, if learning is fun and presented in the form of play. To establish a positive report with your puppy and prevent many future problems,…

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Leash Training a Puppy: How to Leash Train a Puppy or Dog Dog Training 

Leash Training a Puppy: How to Leash Train a Puppy or Dog

Hi, I’m Kathy Santo for Iams with Howdini, and today we’re going to talk about how to leash train your puppy. Once your puppy is around eight weeks old, you can begin leash training. The first thing he’ll need is a collar or harness that fits your puppy appropriately, never too loose or too tight. You should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your puppy’s neck. When deciding between using a collar or harness, there are few things to consider. Does your puppy have any respiratory…

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How To Crate Train a Puppy – Crate Training a Puppy Dog Training 

How To Crate Train a Puppy – Crate Training a Puppy

Hi, I’m Kathy Santo for Iams with Howdini. And today we’re going to talk about how to create train your puppy. We’ll begin with a general discussion on the philosophy supporting the crate training method. We’ll review what you’ll need, the steps involved in the process itself, and some possible troubles you may encounter along the way. Before you begin crate training, it helps to understand the philosophy behind this method. If your dog is properly crate trained, he’ll view his crate as a private room with a view, a…

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How To Stop Puppy Biting: Training Puppies Not to Bite Dog Training 

How To Stop Puppy Biting: Training Puppies Not to Bite

Hi, I’m Kathy Santo for Iams with Howdini. And today we’re going to discuss the dangers of allowing puppy biting, the importance of playing correctly, and how to stop the unwanted biting behavior. It’s normal and even cute when your puppy nibbles and lunges at your hands. Since your puppy has been exposed only other puppies in the litter who naturally play with biting and mouthing, it would make perfect sense why he would assume that playing with you wouldn’t be different. But as puppies’ teeth grow and their bodies…

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How To Potty Train a Puppy – How to House Train Your Dog Dog Care 

How To Potty Train a Puppy – How to House Train Your Dog

House training your puppy requires more than a stack of old newspapers. It calls for patience, commitment, and above all, consistency. Hi, I’m Kathy Santo for Iams with Howdini. And today we’re going to talk about how to house train your puppy. A trusting and consistent relationship is fundamental to successful house training. The more consistent you are, the faster your puppy will learn. House training a puppy can take several weeks and sometimes longer with smaller breeds. The first step to house training your puppy is to establish a…

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