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Bringing a new puppy home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. We guide you through everything you need to know, from puppy-proofing to preparing for the first vet appointment.

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What To Do If Your Puppy Has Diarrhea

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Your new puppy is busy! All that playing, learning, and growing on the outside is only part of what’s going on. All your puppy’s internal systems are busy developing too. And because puppies’ immune and digestive systems are still immature, a parasite, pathogen, or even a new food can cause a lot more trouble than...

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How to Crate Train Your Puppy

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When you bring a new puppy home there’s a lot you need to get: food and toys to bowls, leashes, collars, and a crate! It’s important to start training your new puppy right away, including potty training and crate training.  Why crate train?  Puppies require a lot of attention and supervision to make sure they...

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How to Potty Train Your Puppy

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Mastering potty training can be the thing new puppy owners find most challenging outside of basic puppy training. Cleaning up puddles of urine or smelly poop around the home isn’t something anyone wants to deal with—but it comes with the territory when you bring home a new puppy. Potty training your puppy, however, doesn’t have...

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Planning The First Vet Appointment For Your Puppy

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Your puppy’s health is your first priority, so it’s important to schedule their first vet appointment in a timely manner. Going to the vet can be nerve-wracking for pups and owners alike, but these tips from the Embark veterinary team will help make it a positive experience. You should schedule the first vet appointment for...

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How to Start Training Your Puppy

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It’s never too early to start training your puppy. Like babies of any species, puppies start learning from the moment they are born. Ideally, the breeder or shelter where your puppy is born will have started safely exposing your puppy to new experiences before they come home with you. You can continue to build on...

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What to Buy Before Bringing Your Puppy Home

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Bringing home a new puppy is fun, exciting, and heartwarming. But if you haven’t prepared beforehand, it can be a stressful experience for you and your new pet. In order to make this experience as positive as can be, here’s a veterinarian-approved list of what to buy a new puppy. Food and treats Food should...

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How to Puppy-Proof Your House

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Anyone who’s ever had a puppy knows that they’re naturally inquisitive, exploring every nook and cranny and reacting to the sights, sounds, and smells all around them. But that curiosity can sometimes lead to serious illness or injury, so it’s important to make your home safe for your new arrival. From toxic foods to dangerous...

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7 Effective Ways To Tell How Big Your Puppy Will Get

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Puppy owners are always curious about how big their puppy will get when they reach adulthood. This is a perfectly natural question, as everyone wants to make sure their new furry friend will be able to fit comfortably in their home. However, a dog’s full-grown size is a complex trait to determine with 100% certainty....

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The Essential Guide for New Puppy Parents
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6 Tips for Taking Care of Your New Puppy

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Getting a new puppy is an exciting time. It can also be challenging, especially if you’re a new puppy parent. We asked professional dog trainer, behavior consultant, dog lifestyle expert, and founder of From Dusk Till Dog, Erika Gonzalez, for top tips every new puppy parent should know. Ready, set, go!   What breed is...

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New Puppy Checklist

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Getting a puppy can be one of life’s greatest joys, but new pet parents know the experience can also be overwhelming.   At Embark, we understand the unique challenges a new puppy can bring. We’ve put together this comprehensive new puppy checklist to ensure that you have everything you need to help your dog stay...

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How to Keep Your New Puppy from Nipping and Mouthing

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Aside from potty training, nipping and mouthing is one of the most common questions dog trainers are asked by new puppy parents. The behavior may seem cute at first, but those tiny puppy teeth can be pretty sharp. We asked Erika Gonzalez, professional dog trainer, behavior consultant, dog lifestyle expert, and founder of From Dusk...

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Top 20 Questions to Ask Breeders Before Buying a Puppy

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Adding a puppy to your family is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. You’ll want confidence in the breeder that they have put the health and welfare of the puppy first. When that 8-week-old jumble of joy arrives at your new home, how will you know if you have done your homework...

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