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Best Ways to Socialize Your New Puppy

The first three months of your pup’s life would very much shape the rest of their personality and how they relate to their environment. Socializing your pup guarantees that you would end up with a confident and well-adjusted dog. Here are some ways to socialize your puppy:  The Outdoors  Introduction to new sights, sounds, and smells begins in the outdoors and then continues in the outdoors. Outdoors is where most of the adjustment happens. A multitude of new sensations would assault your pup’s senses and he may need to adjust gradually. Over time, familiarity would occur.  The Dog Park  Visiting …

Top Pet Health Tips for Spring

It’s springtime! The weather is warm and the outdoors is beautiful! This is definitely no time to stay indoors and Daisy definitely agrees. Now, before exploring the great outdoors for new scents and beautiful sights, it is important to ensure that your pet is protected. This article covers some tips to help.  Vaccinations! You need to ensure that your pet is up to date on her yearly deworming and vaccinations. You can easily do this by reviewing the vaccine cards. If you’re not sure or they are still missing some, be sure to pay a visit to the vet.  Plenty …

The Benefits of Children and Puppies Growing Up Together

Many people agree that their family dog growing up definitely impacted their lives in various ways. The benefits that accrue to growing up with puppies is definitely significant. So, what are some of these benefits? Friendship  You could resonate more with ‘companionship’, but friendship does great justice. This is because more often than not, a child’s first friend is their dog. One that offers non-judgemental, full-blown adoration, and the child could do no wrong. Having a pup can teach kids how to treat a friend with respect.  Empathy  Kindness and empathy are traits that can be taught, and are even …

Having a Great Veterinarian is Always a Good Thing

The only thing better than having a good veterinarian is having a great one. The job of a veterinarian starts right before puppies are born, or in your case, shortly after their gotcha day. So, why is it important to have a great veterinarian? Early Disease Detection  As much as you want your pup’s life to be perfect and disease-free, pups sometimes come down with various ailments. Now, this may be no fault of yours, it could be as simple as an immune system compromise or an infection. A veterinarian can detect any changes in behavior with a professional eye …

Petland’s Top 5 Breeds for Families

The international canine club recognizes over 360 dog breeds. Of these breeds, several are best suited to various activities or roles. Upon careful review, we have come up with the top 5 breeds that are well suited to ‘family life’.  Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds for family and for good reason. They are known to be patient, protective, playful, loving, and reliable. Labs are also highly intelligent and can be trained easily. They are a high-energy breed, love to run around, and boast great strength and stamina.  Goldendoodle Goldendoodles are a cross between …

How To Keep Up With Your Pup Between Grooms

Every four to six is the ideal time after which a visit to the vet or a professional groomer is necessary. However, during this period, maintaining your dog’s grooming is a key part of providing care.  If you struggle with consistency or you don’t want to forget, you can always create a schedule to keep on track.  Once your schedule is up, here are three common grooming activities that you can carry out:  Baths  Lucky if your pet loves water. If they don’t, they would still need to take baths anyway. Baths can be pretty relaxing and they keep your …

Springtime Makes for the Perfect Fur Baby Photo!

Spring brings the flowers to bloom and the greenery back to life, and it’s no doubt one of your pup’s favorite seasons. Lots of time to be spent in the great outdoors and what’s more, the weather is getting warm too.  For a bit of fun this spring, one trend you can consider is playing dress up! Picture dressing your fur baby in a nice, smart plaid shirt and maybe wearing one to match too! You could have loads of fun like organizing photo shoots, maybe a party or two too!  Many people love to play dress up with their …

Do Dogs Have Allergies?

Are dog allergies a thing? Yes. Dogs do have allergies too. Generally, dog allergies are divided up into three categories: Skin allergies Food allergies   Acute allergic reaction  Skin Allergies Skin allergies or allergic dermatitis rank as the most prevalent allergic reaction in dogs. They are caused by one of the following three: Food allergies  Flea allergy dermatitis  Environmental allergens  These allergies may present as itchy skin, resulting in skin becoming red, inflamed, and scabbed. Flea allergy dermatitis is caused by fleas while environmental allergens like pollen, mold and dust may cause atopic dermatitis or atopic allergic reactions.   Food Allergies  Actual …

Did You Know Petland Provides Classroom Pets for Teachers?

Research has shown that students interacting with pets in the educational setting has social, behavioral and academic benefits. Classroom pets can reduce school-related stress, boost reading competency and enhance academic performance overall.  For young children, taking care of pets from a young age helps instill social and emotional skills. This process also enables children to develop a sense of responsibility and feel sensitive to others outside of themselves, boosting their confidence levels too.  This is exactly why Petland stores are part of the initiative to help teachers receive a pet for their classroom.  How To Apply The process of applying …

Petland Wants Your Pets to be Safe from Fleas and Ticks This Year

Springtime means that flowers and trees come back to full bloom and everywhere is cheery once again. With spring also comes bugs and pests that you would need to protect your dog from.You can easily get products that prevent your pet from becoming infested with fleas and ticks. Petland.com provides the best resources in terms of education and products to help you come out triumphant. Why is it important to prevent fleas and ticks? Here’s why: The Tick Problem  Ticks are tiny creatures that feed on animal blood. Unlike fleas, they aren’t insects, they are arachnids comparable to tiny spiders. …

How Often Do You Have Doggy Playdates?

Doggy play dates are a necessary and beneficial activity, particularly for your dog. This is because this gives a big boost to the socialization process. Provided you would be coming outdoors with your pup, then getting the socialization aspect done as soon as possible is vital. Benefits of Dog Socialization  Some of the benefits of having a socialized dog include being able to go on walks without worrying that they would snap and chase after someone, fewer visits to the animal hospital, more freedom when you have guests around, and being able to get a dog sitter if necessary.  Here …

Let’s Talk About Real Petland Breeders

Breeders play a highly instrumental role in how pups turn out and this is why they are regarded with so much importance. Petland’s regulated professional breeders are particular about caring, socializing, and observing puppies to provide only the best for you.  These breeders regard the dogs they care for as their pride and joy and therefore devote time, money, and attention to ensure that they are at the top of the strata.   Who Are Petland Breeders? Petland breeders are responsible for raising and caring for parents as well as puppies when they are born before they find a new loving …

Are Dental Treats and Toys a Good Idea?

Dental treats play a 2-in-1 role. In addition to the base purpose of keeping teeth clean and healthy, they keep your pup entertained as well.Dental toys also contribute to cleaning your dog’s teeth, and the upside is that they would willingly play with these toys.This makes dental treats and toys a good idea and opting to purchase some would be a great call by a pet parent. What Kinds of Dental Treats and Toys are Available? There are a range of dog dental treats and toys that may be great for your pet’s dental health. However, here are the most …

What To Get Your Dog for Valentine’s Day

The season of love is just round the corner, and while of course, every day is a season of love, Valentine’s Day is just way too perfect to not get in the extra lovey mood. So, what can you get your fur baby Valentine’s? Here are some pretty good ideas to explore: Treats  Treats treats! This is the one language that pets understand and salivate for. Valentine’s Day is a pretty good time to give Wolf extra treats and watch him gobble them up. Some treats that dogs love include peanut butter, cookies, and for natural healthy treats, apples, and …

Pups are Smiling for Dog Dental Month!

February is Canine Dental Month, one that sets out to emphasize just how essential dental health is for your pup.  Your pet is wont to use their mouth a whole lot; eating, playing with toys, licking their favorite human in the world, and a whole range of other activities. Seeing how busy this mouth gets, it is, therefore, no surprise that a great deal of attention has to be paid to dental health. This article covers the importance of canine dental health: Curbing Bad Breath  Just like in humans, regular eating without proper mouth cleaning leads to a buildup of …

Including Your Dog in Your New Year’s Resolution

It is that time of the year when people start making notes about their year: highlights of the year, mistakes they made, things they would do better the following year, etc.  Having a new year’s resolution is a good idea because it keeps you on your toes, gives you the needed energy to achieve your goals quicker and gives you accomplishments to be proud about.  Now, let us talk about your new year’s resolution as a dog owner. One mistake that many pet owner’s make is forgetting to include their pets in their plans for the new year.  You might …

Exercising With Your Pup in 2022

Dogs love to be a part of your daily routines! From taking long walks to home workouts to hiking in the woods or even simpler things such as going to get the mail or even making dinner.  Since they always love to be included in these activities, why not include them in the healthy ones that would benefit them as well? Keeping your dog active by involving them in physical and mental exercises for one helps to prevent boredom. A bored pup with no means of burning off energy could easily become destructive or even depressed.  A daily or weekly …

Leash and Harness Training For The New Year

Asides trimming their nails, leash manners is perhaps the next most difficult thing to get dogs to learn.  While a head harness might get your pup to stop pulling on their leash, you would still need to conduct lots of training for proper walking and stopping at the right time. This is why the best time to start training a puppy is early.  Instill good habits in your furry friend when they are still little, so that when they are older, they would be a well-mannered pet.  Tips to Leash Train Your Dog Introduce your dog to the harness and …

Best Puppy Names for 2022

Taking out time to choose a good name to call your puppy is important, as the little thing is going to keep bearing it for the rest of their life.  Also, Since you would be using it a lot, you should pick a name that is easy for your pet to recognize -more consonant and long vowel sounds-, and one that you can proudly call out in public or put on a name tag.  Best Puppy Names to Give Your Pet More often than not, people name their pets after characters in movies, foods, drinks, sports celebrities or random human …

Petland In the Community

Petland stores pride themselves on giving back to the community that has given so much to us in terms of patronage and trust. It is mainly for this reason that we run several charity programs and events to touch the lives of several people/pets across different states where our stores are located. Here are details of some of the different programs that we are involved in: Safari Stan’s Children’s Charities by Petland  This charity program was officially launched for children in 1994, and we currently have two organizations.For the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, since 1998, Petland has helped bring over 850 pet-related …

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