Feed your puppy puppy food, and water. Don’t feed your dog table food. Never feed your dog grapes, raisins, garlic, onions, or chocolate. Some plants can also be poisonous to dogs like azalea, oleander, rhododendron, rhubarb, and more.


You will need to get your puppy a crate to stay in when you are gone. Reward your puppy when it goes in its crate.


It depends on the type of dog. Small dogs live an average of 15 years. Bigger dogs live an average of 10-13 years.

Taking Care of Your Puppy

· A puppy should stay with the mother for at least 8 weeks. Adopting a dog from a shelter can be helpful.

· You will need to get your dog a leash and collar, dog bed, brush, crate, and chew toys.

· Take dog training classes to learn commands and socialize with other dogs and people

· Play with your puppy! Helps get rid of energy, works on coordination, and bonding with you. Take your dog on a walk.

· Make sure puppy has indoor and outdoor time

· Potty train your puppy

· Make sure to brush your dog’s coat and clip your dog’s nails.

Visiting the Veterinarian

Puppies need to go to the vet often to get their vaccinations. An adult dog needs a check up once a year. Always bring your dog to the vet if they are not feeling well.

Fun Facts

· Puppies are born blind and deaf. They can’t see or hear until they’re about two weeks old.

· Puppies sleep 14 – 20 hours a day.

· Puppies become “adults” when they are around 1.

· Puppies are born without teeth until they are four weeks old. They lose their baby teeth.