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Puppy Play Dates: A Simple Guide | Pupford

January 27th, 2021

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Ahh, puppy play dates. One of the most fun (and exciting) parts of being a pup parent. By now, you’ve introduced your new dog to all the humans in your life, but what about the four-legged friends? New puppy parents are often unsure of how to navigate puppy play dates, and that’s okay. We’re here ... Continue reading

New Puppy Checklist: 21 Items Your Pup Needs (Updated for 2020) | Pupford

January 26th, 2021

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There isn't much better than a new puppy. Their paws, little bodies, nose, ugh, love it all. But a new puppy is also a lot of work, and there is a lot you need to make sure your new dog is comfortable in your home. Here is a list of the essentials your new puppy can'y live without. puppy-checklist... Continue reading

Puppy Socialization: Checklist PDF, Time Frame and Tips for Socializing a New Puppy | Pupford

January 27th, 2021

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Puppy socialization is one of the most important (and underestimated) parts of raising a dog. Getting your puppy's socialization right (or wrong) can make or breakso many important behaviors for the rest of their life. Some of the most common questions for first-time puppy parents are when you sho... Continue reading

Training Treats for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know in 2021 | Pupford

February 1st, 2021

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I’m sitting here writing this two days after our dog became sick from what we believe to be human feces at a park. Cute, I know. He’s better now, but my point here is that I know all too well the effects that certain dog treats (and things that definitely are not foods, yet your dog seems to lov... Continue reading

What Age to Give Your Dog Joint Supplements | Pupford

January 28th, 2021

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What's the best age to start your dog on a joint supplement? The short answer: Probably now. Wait... so even if my dog isn't old and have aching joints they should be taking joint supplements? YES. Here's what we've found about the best time to give your dog joint supplements to defend against joi... Continue reading

What's Your Doggie IQ Quiz | Pupford

November 25th, 2020

Filed under Pet Parenting

Our dog experts have spent hours searching around every dog park, vet office, and even that secret cupboard you hide your pup treats in to develop the ULTIMATE doggie IQ quiz. These questions will test your dog lovin' brain with facts about certain breeds, the quirks of dogs, and the influence thes... Continue reading

Mental Exercise for Dogs | Pupford

February 3rd, 2021

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If I said 'exercise for your dog', what's the first thing that comes to mind? (You're probably lying if you say mental exercise 😜!) Most people go right for the physical stuff -- walks, laps around the park, jogging, that kind of stuff. While physical activity is certainly an important part of ke... Continue reading

Long Leash Dog Training: 3 Powerful Behaviors to Teach With a Long Lead | Pupford

January 25th, 2021

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I still remember the first time my dad took the training wheels off my bike... (this ties into long leash dog training tips [https://pupford.com/30-day-perfect-pup-with-zak-george/], I promise) There's still a scar, actually. Luckily, I had enough practice under my belt that I wasn't too afraid to... Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? Plus, How to Stop It! | Pupford

February 4th, 2021

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In our private Facebook community [https://www.facebook.com/groups/30.day.perfect.pup.with.zak.george/], one of our most frequently asked questions is 'why do dogs eat poop?'. “Coprophagia”, the scientific name for your dog’s poop-eating habit, is probably more common than you might think. Accordi... Continue reading

How to Stop Dog from Destroying Things When I’m Gone | Pupford

February 5th, 2021

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The other day I got a message from a frustrated pup parent asking, "How do I stop my dog from destroying things when I'm gone?!" You've probably been there too, right?! You come home from an errand to find your favorite pair of shoes chewed, or the couch cushion ripped, or an unidentifiable mess i... Continue reading