Puppy Behavior

Understanding puppy behavior is important for building a happy relationship with your new dog. Learn from experts what your puppy's behaviors mean, from body language to vocalizations, and how to communicate with your pup effectively. Also, learn solutions to common puppy behavioral problems. Whether you're a first-time puppy owner or a seasoned pro, our articles are designed to help you build a strong bond with your new puppy and create a happy, healthy home for them.

How to Stop Puppy Biting

How to Stop Puppy Biting

Puppy biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy but not always welcome. Learn the dos and don'ts when it comes to training your puppy not to bite.

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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 to Stop Puppy Biting
How to Stop Puppy Biting
Puppy biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy but not always welcome. Learn the dos and don'ts when it comes to training your puppy not to bite.
Puppy Chewing: How to Stop Destructive Chewing
Puppy Chewing: How to Stop Destructive Chewing
Chewing is normal for puppies, but it can also be destructive. Learn why puppies chew & how to stop your puppy from chewing household objects with tips from Purina.
How to Help a Puppy With Separation Anxiety
How to Help a Puppy With Separation Anxiety
If your puppy scratches at the door, cries, barks excessively or chews things every time you leave the house, they may be suffering from separation anxiety.
Puppy Schedules: Create Daily Puppy Schedules & Puppy Routines
Puppy Schedules: Create Daily Puppy Schedules & Puppy Routines
Because puppies are creatures of habit, keeping a puppy on a schedule is important. Learn how to make the most of your time with tips on feeding, exercise & potty schedules.
How to Stop a Puppy From Jumping
How to Stop a Puppy From Jumping
Dogs jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing, and at times, dangerous. Learn how to correct the behavior and stop your puppy from jumping on people.
Puppy Behavior Explained: Biting, Whining, Aggression, & Chewing
Puppy Behavior Explained: Biting, Whining, Aggression, & Chewing
Puppies can bring joy into our lives, but their behaviors can require explanation. Here are some insights into behaviors such as chewing, aggression, & anxiety.