Puppies are one of life’s biggest pleasures. Once you have made the decision to add a puppy to your family, you have committed to caring for him as best you can, and to making thoughtful, informed decisions about his needs. We know that it can feel overwhelming, which is why we have gathered everything you need on all things puppies in one easy place so that you can be as knowledgeable as possible:
Find the Right Breed for You
Your first step to finding your new puppy is to decide which breed of dog is right for you and your lifestyle. Answer just a few questions, we will suggest the best breeds for you to consider. Get started here.
Find a Breeder and Your Next Puppy
Once you have decided on the breed you want, your next step is to find a breeder you trust. Get our best tips for choosing a breeder such as which questions to ask; what kind of documentation you should be given; and more. Search for AKC Registered litters and breeders here.
Name Your Puppy
Sometimes, the hardest decision of all is what to name your pup! Let our Dog Name Finder inspire you with the perfect name for your perfect dog.
Prepare for Your Puppy
It is easy to get swept up in the excitement of adding a puppy to your family but it is important to prepare before you bring him home.
Get our Favorite Essentials for Puppies, including the best puppy toys, collars, leashes, dog pads and crates; and more.
New Puppy Checklist: Everything You will Need for Your New Puppy
Puppies require a lot of care and attention, so it is a good idea to plan ahead and buy the things you will need before you bring him home.
Caring for Your Puppy
He is home and he is the cutest thing ever! But he is also one of your biggest responsibilities, and it is time for you to learn everything you can about how to keep him healthy and happy. Get all the puppy information you need to raise your puppy to be healthy, happy and well-adjusted.
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Train Your Puppy
The first few months of a puppy’s life are critical for training. The habits puppies learn early on will be with them throughout their entire lives, from good socialization skills to basic household manners.