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Teaching Your Puppy Sleeping Habits That Last

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on September 13, 2018 1:05:26 PM EDT

Having a new puppy is a lot like having a new baby - you know you’re not going to get much sleep until they learn to sleep through the night. Teaching a puppy how to self-soothe, along with what bedtime really means, can go a long way in ensuring you both get the sleep you need. So how do you teach your puppy good sleeping habits? Make sure they:

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Topics: Puppy Behavior, New Puppy

How to Keep Your Dog from Peeing in the Crate

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on August 15, 2018 11:47:58 AM EDT

If your puppy is peeing in their crate, even if you’re giving them frequent outdoor potty breaks, rest assured you’re not alone in your frustration. Other pet owners have the same problem. By understanding your puppy’s needs, adjusting your expectations, and making a few changes to your routine and theirs, you can stop the peeing and successfully potty train your puppy.

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Topics: Crate Training A Puppy, New Puppy

What You Should Know About Dog Vaccinations

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on February 15, 2018 9:01:00 AM EST

What are the Vaccinations for Dogs?

A vaccination is a treatment to cause immunity to certain diseases ordinarily administered injected into your dog. The vaccination contains the tiniest amount of the virus which they are being vaccinated against. This isn’t enough to infect your dog, merely enough for your dog’s immune system to learn to recognize and destroy the virus.

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Topics: New Puppy Checklist, Dog Adoption, New Puppy, Dog Health, Dog Vaccinations

Bringing Home a New Puppy: 3 Steps to a Successful Transition

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on January 30, 2018 1:49:49 PM EST

Congratulations on your newest addition to the family! Bringing home a new puppy is a huge responsibility, but when you go into it with patience and organization, it can be the greatest decision you’ve ever made. Success depends a lot on how you prepare, and with the best practices below, you can do your best introducing the puppy to your family, new home and most likely, puppy pee pads.  

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Topics: Puppy Pee Pads, New Puppy

Crate Training a Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on December 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM EST

What is Crate Training

Crate training is the process of teaching your puppy or adult dog that the crate is his own little cozy den. This is his safe spot where he can curl up and take a nap during the day, or if you’re traveling, his crate will feel like a home away from home! While you may think you don’t want to undertake crate training a puppy, it’s something we recommend for anyone bringing home a new puppy.

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Topics: New Puppy, Crate Training Puppies, Puppy Pee Pads, Crate Training A Puppy

Your New Puppy Checklist: Must-Have Supplies

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on December 12, 2017 6:32:29 PM EST

Bringing a new puppy home is more than exciting, but if your relationship is going to be successful you definitely want to take the time to plan ahead. For any one bringing home a new puppy, step one is to make sure you have secured a veterinarian and know all of the vaccinations and medical requirements recommended to care for your dog properly. Step two is making sure that you purchase some of the must-have essentials (use the new puppy checklist below) that your new fur pal will need. That way you’ll be able to focus on settling your puppy into his new home instead of rushing out to grab things at the last minute!

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Pee Pads, New Puppy Checklist

Puppy Pad Training in an Apartment: A Step by Step Guide

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 6, 2017 11:40:32 AM EST

What is Puppy Pad Training?

To all the new puppy owners out there, welcome, and congratulations on your newest member of the family! The time has now come to look into potty training puppy, and you’re probably wondering; with all of the different options out there, how to potty train a puppy in an apartment.

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Topics: New Puppy, pee pad training, dog potty pads

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a Male or Female Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on October 31, 2017 1:03:00 PM EDT


In the eternal battle of the sexes, male and female dogs both have their fans. You may be wondering if the differences between a male or female puppy are really that significant, and there are in fact pros and cons for both sexes.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, Male Dogs, Female Dogs

New Puppy or Rescue Dog? Pros and Cons

Posted by Krister Holm on August 28, 2017 11:17:28 PM EDT

You can’t walk past a dachshund in a designer sweater, a blinged-out bichon, or a sassy Scotty on the sidewalk without asking, “Can I pet your dog?” You’re ready to share your home and life with a new dog. Oh, you can’t wait! He’ll go everywhere with you—picnics, brunch, even vacation. Where do you find your perfect pooch partner?

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, Rescue Dogs

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