A Guide for First Time Dog Owners

Pick the Right Breed 

Consider your lifestyle and home size when choosing a breed. Do research to find one that fits.

Prepare Your Home

Puppy-proof your home by storing chemicals and breakables, covering wires, and securing trash. 

Stock Up on Supplies  

Buy food bowls, leash, collar, crate, bed, toys, grooming tools, and stain cleaner before bringing your puppy home.

Find a Vet

Locate a trusted veterinarian nearby and schedule a new puppy appointment for vaccines and examinations.

Begin Training

Start basic obedience training right away. Reward good behaviors with treats and praise. Be patient and consistent.

Socialize Your Pup   

Safely introduce your puppy to new sights, sounds, people, and other dogs for proper social development.

Feed a Healthy Diet

Feed premium puppy food suited for your dog's size and consult your vet on ideal portions and meal schedule. 

Effective Flea and Tick Treatments for Dogs