Adopting a Puppy

Congratulations on your adoption! Puppies sure have a way of stealing our hearts with those cute puppy eyes and kisses. Adopting a puppy is a lot like having a baby, they require a tone of patience, need a lot of attention, and need to be taken outside a lot!

I have put together the most important articles just for you and your new puppy. You probably already know that puppies require 100% supervision. They can't be left alone in a room or else you will have potty accidents, chewed up shoes and maybe even the TV remote!

So I hope that you will take some time and read through my suggested posts to help in raising your puppy into the dog of your dreams!

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If you haven't adopted your puppy yet, please ​start on ​ our getting ready to adopt page.

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How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer that is Right for You and Your Dog
Bringing Your New Dog or Puppy Home and the 3-3-3 Rule
4 simple steps to potty train your puppy fast easy
Why Should I Crate Train My Dog?
4 simple steps to potty train your puppy fast easy
How do I get my puppy to stop nipping or biting me?
Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Dog for a Walk

More articles about training and keeping your puppy happy healthy.

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