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Living With Puppies

Successful socializing

Meeting new people, and other pets can be exciting for you and your puppy; it can also be stressful for you and puppy. Tips for avoiding the stress.

Summer Heat and Warm Weather Tips

Summer sun can give us all a boost after a long, hard winter but many dogs need special care to ensure they enjoy the warm weather safely.

Winter Tips for Your Dog

With temperatures dipping, your dog will need a little special attention to stay warm, happy, healthy and safe this winter.

Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

There are few things in life cuter than seeing your terror-of-a-puppy dressed up in horns and a red cape on Halloween.

Planning a Safe Holiday for Your Dog

When it comes to the holidays, there are so many things to be careful of - not gaining 10 lbs. on cookies, not getting yourself into debt just to buy some presents - and of course keeping your pets healthy, happy and safe.

When Your Dog Smells Trouble With a Skunk

Dogs in Alaska and Hawaii don't come across many skunks, but a chance encounter is entirely possible throughout the rest of the United States, especially in warmer weather.

Helping Your Dog Cope with Loud Thunder and Fireworks

Fear of loud noises, especially thunder and fireworks, is a common phobia in dogs.

Separation Anxiety and Your Dog

Your love is a primary source of happiness for your dog.

Leaving puppy alone

Tips and techniques for training your puppy to adjust well to being left alone for short periods of time.

Transportation and traveling

A family trip that includes your puppy can be an exciting adventure, learn how to make this travel time more fun for everybody.

Kennels and boarding

Learn more about finding the right kennel and exploring other boarding options for your puppy.


Housebreaking your puppy can be an easy process when you follow the right steps for proper housetraining.

Crate training

Introducing your puppy to a crate is an important step early in development. Learn how to make crate training more effective.

Obedience training

Obedience training for your puppy requires a good plan of consistent short sessions. Learn more from the Hill's Pet Care article series.

Command training

Teaching your new puppy to respond consistently to voice commands can be a smooth process, when done the right way.

Formal training

Learn more about the benefits of enrolling your puppy for formal obedience classes to help improve on home training techniques.

Other training methods

There are many methods to training your puppy, this article explores other training methods to help your new puppy.

What to Know About a Puppy's Dry Nose

Puppy owners frequently ask if a dry, warm nose means their puppy is sick.