Cute puppy photo

Raising a pup is a fun and rewarding experience. I’ve raised a handful of pooches, and I still cherish those moments. Although it can be time-consuming and demanding, you’ll be fine with a few tools and tips. Things like crates, collars, and chew toys will make it easier for you to raise your puppy.

It also helps to know the difference between dog food and puppy food. Puppies are usually weaned at 8 weeks, so it’s important to give them puppy food, which contains more protein and fat. Be sure to read the labels.

Additionally, consider crate training your puppy. Crate training ensures your dog knows the house rules; it’ll also save you a lot of headaches in the future. However, remember not to use crates for punishment.

Lastly, stay in touch with your dog even when you’re at work with a pet camera (yep, monitors work on dogs, too). A pet cam like the Petcube helps you remotely train and exercise your pooch, reducing separation anxiety and depression.

If you’re a first-timer, check out this useful infographic.

Infographic showing 12 must-have puppy supplies

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