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  • Puppy Chewing

    Puppies chew out of natural curiosity and as a way to relieve some of the discomfort associated with teething. Unfortunately, puppies are not discriminating about what they chew on, so it is up to us to direct their chewing in a positive manner. Start by providing your pup with the assortment of toys you previously bought for him. Play with

     
  • How to Socialize Your Puppy

    Although it is suggested you limit your pups exposure to the outside world during his first few months, it is extremely important that you begin socializing him during this critical period. You can do this in your own home or in protected ways. Once your puppy is comfortable in his new environment, invite all household visitors to interact with the

     
  • What to Feed a Puppy

    Your new puppy will be used to eating 3 to 4 times a day. Ask the breeder for the feeding schedule that the pup has been used to, how much and how often. Stay as close to this schedule as you can for the first few days. Then, if you need to, gradually change the pup over to a feeding

     
  • How Old Does a Puppy Have to be to Sell

    A puppy should be at least 8 weeks old before he leaves his littermates. Plan on bringing your new puppy home on a Friday, before a weekend, or when you have several days together that you can devote entirely to the puppy. Leaving his family will be a very stressful time for him, so it’s important to make this transition

     
  • Puppy-proofing Your Home And Yard

    Before you bring your new pup home, you should puppy proof your home and yard. Puppies are like babies; they are curious and they teethe, so look around and remove anything that may be an inticement or danger to an inquisitive puppy. Tuck all electrical and telephone cords out of reach. Make sure all loose items like shoes and other

     
  • Bringing Your New Australian Shepherd Puppy Home

    Bringing Your New Australian Shepherd Puppy Home

    If you thought choosing a healthy, happy, well-bred Aussie pup was difficult, just wait, now the hard work really begins. Raising a puppy to his full potential takes time, patience, and persistence. But, in the long run, the benefits you will reap from a loving relationship with your new companion will be worth all your efforts. Before You Bring Your

     
  • Questions to Ask Your Australian Shepherd Breeder

    Questions to Ask Your Australian Shepherd Breeder

    If it is a legitimate breeder that knows what they are doing, they should have no problem answering a few questions for you. Think of this as your screening process to ensure you get your dog from a reputable breeder. The first thing you want to ask to see is the pedigree of the puppy that you are interested in.

     
  • Where to find Australian Shepherd Breeder

    Where to find Australian Shepherd Breeder

    There are a number of resources that you can use on your search for a quality Aussie breeder. There are shows and events that you can find that will surely have some breeders around that you can talk to. If you are not up for going to one of these events, you can always rely on the old method of