Should you tell off a puppy?
If a reprimand is needed, an immediate (during the act) verbal “no” or “off” or a sharp noise is usually sufficient to distract a puppy so that you can then redirect the puppy to the correct behavior. If not immediately successful, there is no point in repeating the technique.
How can I find out what breed my Dog should be?
Our Dog Breed Selector can help you to find the right dog breed to suit your lifestyle. Take our quick quiz to reveal your best breed matches or find out how compatible you are with breeds that you like. Let’s get started!
How to find the right puppy for your family?
Search by breed or take our Breed Match Quiz to find the perfect furry friend. Connect with your very own Puppy Concierge, who will help you find your new best friend! A friendly Puppy Manager will help get your pup home safely! Take a peek at our pup-friendly travel options . Congrats on your new furry family member!
How can I find out my puppy’s weight as an adult?
Our puppy weight estimator will calculate the adult weight from your puppy’s age and current weight. Just fill in the details below! How close do you think it is? Come back and check again at a later date and see if we got it right.
Is it OK to show a puppy on puppyspot?
PuppySpot puppies are meant as companions or pets, and are not for breeding or showing. PuppySpot spends millions of dollars on a rigorous, proprietary screening and compliance program which screens breeders for standards that go significantly above and beyond federal and state regulations.
How can you tell if a puppy is from a puppy mill?
When you call the breeder and ask if they have puppies, do they respond with “I have one litter coming, but there is already a waiting list” or “oh yes, I have 3 litters on the ground and 2 more on the way”? If the breeder has 30 puppies, that is definitely a puppy mill. Puppy mills don’t like to spend money, it deters from profits.
Can you see where a puppy was born?
If you call a breeder and they say “let’s meet somewhere” when you ask to visit their kennel, it’s a puppy mill. Usually they will try to get you to meet in a store parking lot or a park. Unless there are extreme circumstances, there is no reason why should not see where your puppy was born. Reputable breeders focus on one breed, maybe two, MAX.
Is there a way to tell if a puppy is a boy or girl?
There is, in fact, a way to discern the difference between female and male puppies. Be cautious and patient, though. The relationship between newborn puppies and their mothers can be tenuous. Taking a baby puppy from a mother for more than a few minutes in the first several weeks after whelping can disturb their bonding.
What to do if you see someone keeping a puppy?
If you see someone keeping puppies in poor conditions, alert your local animal control authorities instead of buying the animal. Do your part: Pledge to help stop puppy mills! Choose not to buy your next pet from a pet store or Internet site, and refuse to buy supplies from any pet store or internet site that sells puppies.