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Your puppy deserves the best, so look to our experts to learn everything you need to know about puppy training, nutrition, health, behavior and more. Following our experts’ tips will help you ensure your new pup lives his best life.

Featured Puppy Articles
Puppy's First Week
This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.
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Wondering what to feed a puppy? With so many options, it can be hard to choose. The important thing to remember is puppies need a complete and balanced puppy food. Learn more about what to feed puppies from Purina’s experts here.
Puppy Energy Level
Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.

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Because a puppy is, well, a puppy—their immune system is still developing, and they chew and swallow all kinds of stuff—it’s easy to upset their tummy. Don’t let this give YOU a bellyache, too.
Jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing and, at times, even dangerous. Like many inappropriate behaviors, jumping up can be corrected. The sooner, the better.
Exercise and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life together. Whether your puppy is a big Great Dane or a teeny-tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise every day.
Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.
This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.
Swimming doesn’t come naturally to a puppy. He needs your help or he could quickly get in over his head.
Puppy training is a great family activity and can be a bonding experience. If you take the time now, you’ll be much happier with a well-trained dog.
Your puppy needs regular watering. Here are some (moist) tips...
Your puppy loves to explore and play, which also means he gets dirty.  See the tips from Puppyhood on when and how to bathe your furry friend.
Learn when your puppy is ready to switch to adult dog food by better understanding the nutritional needs for small, medium and large breed dogs.
Wondering what to feed a puppy? With so many options, it can be hard to choose. The important thing to remember is puppies need a complete and balanced puppy food. Learn more about what to feed puppies from Purina’s experts here.
Learn the basic tools and gear you need to bring a new puppy into your home.