Puppy Articles

Raising a puppy is an exciting and rewarding journey, but it can also come with many questions and challenges. As a new puppy owner, you may seek guidance on various aspects of puppy care, such as understanding puppy behaviors, feeding puppies, tips on getting a puppy, puppy health, and puppy training. Our Purina dog experts are here to help with a collection of puppy articles packed with tips and information, ensuring that you're well-prepared to provide the best possible care for your adorable canine companion. Let our experts share their knowledge and experience, enabling you to confidently navigate the world of puppy care and lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness with your charming new family member.

Puppy Energy Levels by Age

Puppy Energy Levels by Age

As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.

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5 Tips for How to Train a Puppy
5 Tips for How to Train a Puppy
Curious about how to train a puppy? Learn puppy training tips from Purina behaviorists, including using treats, commands and positive reinforcement with our five tips.
Fun Games to Play With Your Puppy or Dog
Fun Games to Play With Your Puppy or Dog
Want games you can play with your puppy dog? Read from Purina dog care experts how to teach special skills like retrieving, searching and obedience to make playtime fun.
How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?
How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?
Daily exercise, walks and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life. Here are some basic exercise guidelines and play tips for your puppy.
Should You Get a Puppy? What You Need to Know
Should You Get a Puppy? What You Need to Know
There are a lot of things to think about and consider before you get a puppy. Learn what you should know and read a couple reasons you probably should get a puppy.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule: When to Get Puppies Shots
Puppy Vaccination Schedule: When to Get Puppies Shots
New puppy owners often ask, “Does my puppy need shots and when should they get them?” Read this puppy vaccination schedule to learn which shots your puppy needs.
Your Puppy’s First Bath: Step-By-Step Instructions
Your Puppy’s First Bath: Step-By-Step Instructions
Your puppy loves to explore and play, which also means they will get dirty and need a bath. Learn when puppies can have their first bath and tips for bathing your puppy.
How to Crate Train Your Puppy
How to Crate Train Your Puppy
Purina's dog care experts break down everything you need to successfully crate train your dog. Start training today with these step-by-step instructions.
Normal Puppy Temperature: How Do I Know if My Puppy Has a Fever?
Normal Puppy Temperature: How Do I Know if My Puppy Has a Fever?
What is a normal temperature reading for your puppy? Learn the ins and outs of your puppy's temperature and how to determine the symptoms of a dog's fever.
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.
When Is a Dog Not a Puppy Anymore?
When Is a Dog Not a Puppy Anymore?
Your puppy is rapidly growing and their needs will change once they start to become an adult dog. Find out when a dog is not considered a puppy anymore.
Feeding Puppies: Everything You Need to Know
Feeding Puppies: Everything You Need to Know
Puppies require nutritionally complete and balanced, regular meals in order for your puppy to grow and develop. Let’s take a look at puppy nutrition together: what to feed, when to feed and when to switch to an adult food.
Tips for Introducing a New Puppy to a New Home & to Other Dogs & Cats
Tips for Introducing a New Puppy to a New Home & to Other Dogs & Cats
Getting a new puppy is exciting, but it’s important to prepare before bringing him home. Making sure your home is safe and knowing how to introduce him to other pets will go a long way in keeping everyone happy and comfortable.