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Pet Safety for Winter

Petland Kansas City has put together a list of pet safety tips for winter. For anyone with pets or a new puppy, the winter time holds potential dangers for all pets. Be prepared and keep your furry friend safe by following these helpful tips! DON’T LET YOUR PUPPY EAT SNOW Snow is beautiful! Who doesn’t […]

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Celebrate Christmas with Your New Puppy

It’s that special time of year, the holiday season! As you plan, decorate, and meet all of your holiday commitments, don’t forget about your puppy! This article provides fun tips to celebrate Christmas with your new puppy! HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH YOUR NEW PUPPY Nowadays, more and more retailers are welcoming dogs into their stores that […]

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Owning a German Shepherd

Owning a German Shepherd is unlike owning any other dog breed. German Shepherds bring unique challenges and rewards to dog ownership. As a highly intelligent large dog breed, a German Shepherd can either have military grade obedience and trustworthiness. Or it can be an unruly, out-of-control nightmare. The difference lies in training your German Shepherd […]

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Owning a Labrador Retriever

Of all the trusted family dog breeds out there, Petland Kansas City most often recommends the Labrador Retriever to first-time dog owners. This is because owning a Labrador Retriever is easy overall.  Labrador Retrievers are known for their intelligence, eager-to-please attitude, trainability, and very outgoing, energetic, and friendly personality. To help you decide if getting […]

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How to Raise the Perfect Puppy

Who doesn’t want to raise the perfect puppy? A well-trained and well-behaved puppy is guaranteed to become a great companion dog.  What you don’t want to do is get distracted by your new puppy’s incomprehensible cuteness… And forget to modify his behavior with consistent puppy training… If you want to know how to raise the […]

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Top Dog Breeds for Families

Petland Kansas City has the top dog breeds for families. We pride ourselves on matching families of all sizes with excellent family dogs. But if you’ve just embarked on your puppy finding journey, you first need to know which breeds are the best for children.  Allow us to introduce Petland’s 10 best puppy breeds for […]

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Thanks giving Puppy Foods & Fashion

It’s ugly sweater season! Here at Petland Kansas City, we love Thanksgiving and the puppy foods and fashion that go with it! From homemade doggy treats to the perfect “ugly” sweater for puppies, this article will list fun ways to make Thanksgiving special for you and your new puppy. UGLY SWEATERS FOR DOGS & PUPPIES […]

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Best Hybrid Dog Breeds for Families

Hybrid dog breeds have risen in popularity. There are many benefits to bringing home a hybrid puppy. The biggest benefit is that since most hybrid dog breeds have one Poodle parent, hybrid puppies tend to be hypoallergenic, or very close to it. Some of the best family dogs are hybrids. Hybrid dog breeds can be small […]

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Morkie vs. Yorkie

Have you heard the terms “Morkie” and “Yorkie”? These are two different dog breeds. But what is the difference between a Morkie and a Yorkie?  Read on to discover the difference between these adorable, teacup dogs.  YORKSHIRE TERRIERS The term “Yorkie” is a nickname for “Yorkshire Terrier.” Yorkshire Terriers are a teacup-sized purebred dog breed. […]

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

Elegant, dainty, and graceful, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed is the Grace Kelly of the canine world. This lovable breed is small, soft, and highly affectionate. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are companion dogs and are an excellent breed for families with small children as well as other household pets.  Owning a Cavalier King […]

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Spook tacular Puppy Games for Halloween

Who’s excited for Halloween at the end of this month? If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, but you’ve never celebrated the spooktacular festivities with a puppy before, you might be wondering how you should approach the day. Let’s start by saying that puppy games should be at the top of your priority list! Your […]

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Doggy Dos & Don’ts During Rainy Weather

As autumn unfolds, the temperatures drop and rainy weather sets in. For puppy parents, it can be hard to provide your puppy with enough outdoor fun during bad weather. You don’t want to subject your puppy to harsh climates. But you also don’t want to keep him cooped up all day.  This article will go […]

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8 Dog Breeds that Can Be Left Alone

Just because you’re away from your home all day doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of having a dog. There are certain dog breeds that do just fine being home alone, and with these breeds, you won’t have to worry about them barking when you’re gone. One of the biggest reasons […]

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Akita: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

The beautiful country of Japan has given the world such wonders as Sushi, the Selfie Stick (thank you!), and the QR Code. Here at Petland Kansas City, we want to thank Japan for giving us our personal favorite—the Akita! The Akita is a large, purebred dog famous for its dignity, courage, and unyielding loyalty. Akitas […]

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Best Dog Breeds for Runners

The best dog breeds for runners are at Petland Kansas City! Jogging is great exercise. For many of us, it can be far easier to work out with a buddy than to go alone. But what if your circle of friends and family doesn’t include an avid jogging enthusiast? Have you considered getting a furry […]

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What is a “Teddy Bear” Dog?

Fluffy, tiny, and true to their name, the Teddy Bear dog breed is a hybrid of two purebred breeds. Can you guess which ones? The Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise! Though neither of these parent dogs look like the classic stuffed animal toy, when combined to make a designer dog, their offspring perfectly captures […]

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Basset Hound: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

Large soulful eyes, a humble spirit, and quiet confidence best describe the Basset Hound dog breed. Looking for a calm, low-key, and inquisitive purebred dog? We strongly recommend the Basset Hound as one of the best dog breeds for families with children. This friendly, non-territorial dog is sure to melt hearts and be a puppy […]

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Top 7 Dog Breeds for Introverts

Introverts aren’t hermits, but they do need their down time to recharge, especially after being social. But just because an introvert needs a break from people doesn’t mean they need to be completely alone. In fact, snuggling and petting a furry friend can help introverts regain their energy even faster. Read on to learn about the best […]

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BullMastiff: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

A mix of the purebred Bulldog and purebred English Mastiff, the Bullmastiff is a loyal, brave, and affectionate dog breed. In this article, you’ll learn every reason there is to take home and love a purebred Bullmastiff puppy!   HISTORY OF THE BULLMASTIFF This breed came onto the scene in the mid 19th century as a […]

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Jack Russell Terrier: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

Energetic, inquisitive, and caring, the Jack Russell Terrier is a puppy you’ll love forever. This small-sized breed has a larger than life personality thanks to the “terrier” dog group it belongs to. Terriers are known for their feisty and energetic nature. And this breed certainly fits that description. In this blog, you’ll learn about all […]

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10 Short Haired Dog Breeds for Low Maintenance Grooming

The bathing, brushing, and grooming needs of dogs can vary greatly depending on the breed. Is it fair to say that as a general rule of thumb short-haired dog breeds require less grooming? Find out in this article that lists the 10 short haired dog breeds that require the lowest maintenance for grooming.  Breed Characteristics Generally speaking, […]

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How to Introduce Your Puppy to the Dog Park

Your puppy’s first trip to the dog park is a huge experience that will surely cause your pup’s excitement to shoot through the roof!  If your puppy has never before encountered or played with other dogs, then the trip could become overwhelming. Without the right preparation, in fact, your puppy may not enjoy the outing, […]

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8 Best Dog Breeds for Cuddling

All dogs make great companions, but some dog breeds happen to be more snuggly than the rest. If you love cuddling and enjoying the warm, fluffy, companionship of a by-your-side cuddle buddy, then this article is for you! Petting a dog can lower stress and increase overall serenity. Read on to discover the best dog […]

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Newfoundland
Pembroke Welsh Corig
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How to Prep Your Dog for a New Baby

Your dog has been an “only child” ever since the day you brought him home as a puppy. But soon a real baby is going to join your fur baby in the household. There are many measures you can take to ensure that your dog welcomes the newborn. And accepts your baby as a worthy […]

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5 Signs Your Puppy is Overheated

Learn the signs that your puppy is overheated by reading this informative article. The summer is fast approaching. As the days grow longer and hotter, an abundance of fun outdoor activities emerge. But for those of you who have recently taken a puppy into your life. And for anyone who’s considering doing so. The hot […]

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French Bulldog: A Puppy You’ll Forever Love

Highly affectionate and great with children, the French Bulldog is a companion, purebred dog breed that you’ll love forever!  In this blog post, we’ll go over the key traits and temperament of the French Bulldog. You’ll also learn the other characteristics that this lovable and unique breed is known for.  APPEARANCE The French Bulldog is […]

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5 Large Dog Breeds You Need to Know

Just because most people get pint-sized puppies that are destined to remain small in stature, doesn’t mean that “toy” and “miniature” breeds are the only options. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to get the most “dog” for your dollar, here are 5 large dog breeds to consider. With these breeds extra love is guaranteed! […]

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10 of the Largest Calm Dog Breeds

Who wouldn’t want a gentle giant for snuggles and companionship? Some of the largest dog breeds happen to have calm temperaments that make them easy to be around and trustworthy with children.  The knowledgeable pet counselors at Petland Kansas City have rounded up our 10 favorite calm, large purebred dogs. These breeds are patient, gentle, […]

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Old English Sheepdog
Poodle
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
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10 Ways to Relieve Puppy Boredom

Has your puppy started to let out the low groaning and dissatisfied snorts of puppy boredom? Have you noticed your fur baby whining out his yawns, flopping across your feet, and melodramatically moaning in bored agony? Or perhaps your new furry friend has gotten in the habit of destroying couch cushions, your pillow, or your […]

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How to Introduce Your New Puppy to Friends, Family & Other Visitors

Dogs treat their owners differently than they treat everyone else. This is due to their loyal, “pack” nature. A well-behaved dog knows when to protect the home versus when to be friendly to new faces. Training your puppy to know the difference can make your life easier and your guests feel welcome. To introduce your new […]

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How to Keep Your Puppy Safe Around Water

Spring is in the air! If it doesn’t seem that way in Kansas City, rest assured that no matter what the weather looks like today, spring is without a doubt right around the corner! And summertime is hot on its tail! The warm weather months bring fun in the sun and playtime around water, which […]

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Signs Your Puppy Loves You

You have been pouring your heart and soul into your puppy. Showing your undying love to your furry friend is part of your everyday life now that you’re a puppy parent. You wake up at the crack of dawn for your puppy, take him outside to go to the bathroom in sub-zero temperatures, and rush […]

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8 Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

The decision to get a puppy shouldn’t be taken lightly. Caring for a young, curious, and energetic puppy is a huge responsibility. Feeding, sheltering, and potty training your new pooch is really just the beginning.  New puppy parents quickly learn that training, socializing, and entertaining their fur babies is a highly demanding and never-ending process. […]

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What Do Puppies Learn at Training School?

Puppies aren’t born into the world knowing how to behave in a human household. In fact, the rules of living with people, in large part, go against a dog’s natural instincts. But even greater than canine instinct is a dog’s commitment to please his pet parents. When it comes to puppy training school, the following […]

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Things to Know Before Buying a Puppy from a Private Seller

Did you know that there are more places and ways to buy a puppy than going to a pet store? You might be surprised to learn that as little as 4% of all puppies are bought from pet stores. We tackle the how-to’s of buying a puppy from a private seller in this article!  Most people […]

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Where Do Our Puppies Come From?

In recent years, there has been a wonderful rise in conscientiousness concerning puppy welfare. Now more than ever, people want to know where puppies come from. And they want to make sure that they buy a puppy from an ethical breeder,. And avoid accidentally supporting a puppy mill.  You’re probably reading this article because you’re […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Puppy

Bringing home a puppy for the first time can be a special but daunting experience for both you and your new furry friend. Your puppy will most likely be nervous and excited. You’ll want to make sure your puppy is as comfortable and safe as possible.  Similar to preparing your home for a new baby, […]

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How to Socialize Your Puppy

Socialization is a major aspect of a puppy’s development, and it won’t happen on its own. Puppy parents need to structure daily time for socialization, and be mindful that the best period to teach your puppy about the world via socialization occurs within the first 16 weeks. After that, it can become difficult to properly […]

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Puppy Anxiety Warning Signs

Anxiety is a normal emotion. No one likes feeling anxious, but the emotion itself serves an important purpose. Anxiety alerts a person to the possibility that something could be seriously wrong. This then compels them to figure it out and fix the underlying issue that is causing the anxiety.  Feeling anxious only becomes unhealthy when […]

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The Best Reasons to Get a Puppy

With the New Year only a day away, you’re probably asking yourself if you should start 2023 with your very own puppy! You’ve been good all year. Christmas came and went, and no one got you a puppy. Is it time to take the plunge into puppy parenthood? Definitely!  We’ve put together a list of […]

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Safety Tips for Your Puppy This New Year’s Eve

Wondering how to spend this New Year’s Eve with your puppy? You’ve come to the right place. Petland Kansas City knows how to make your holiday with your new puppy extra special, and you might be surprised to learn that it doesn’t have anything to do with the more traditional forms of celebrating New Year’s.  […]

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5 Ways to Entertain Your New Puppy During Cold Weather

Snowy weather doesn’t have to limit your puppy’s playtime options. In fact, a snowy day can provide even more fun! A fresh blanket of snow can make a trip to the park exciting for your puppy and can transform your familiar backyard into a winter wonderland.  Petland Kansas City has put together a list of […]

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5 Winter Hazards for Puppies

Snowy weather is here to stay for the next three months! For anyone who loves the holidays, snowfall, and the magic of winter, this time of year is cause for celebration. As you and your new puppy enjoy all the festivities that December, January, and February have to offer, you’ll want to make sure that […]

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Fun Ways to Bond with Your First Puppy

The moment you bring your new puppy home, you begin a journey together that has the potential to build mutual respect and trust. Dogs appreciate clear communication and fixed rules. When you are clear and consistent, your puppy will not only learn faster but will bond with you quicker and more deeply!  This means that […]

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Therapy Dogs: How Puppies Can Make a Difference This Veterans Day

Veterans Day is coming up next month, and Petland Kansas City eagerly awaits the holiday to honor America’s brave veterans. Did you know there’s a special day this month that celebrates veterans and their furry friends? Yup! October 21st is National Pets for Veterans Day. Though this national day of honor hasn’t been around long, […]

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How to Know Which Puppy to Buy at the Pet Store

In order to know which puppy to buy at the pet store, you must first be aware of the two factors that contribute to a dog’s temperament long-term. These factors are their breed and the environmental experiences they have during their first 7 weeks. Puppies begin to socialize from the moment they’re born, and every […]

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Puppy Safety Tips for Halloween

Carve the pumpkins and spookify the porch! Halloween is officially here! Yippee Ki Yay, mother-puppers! If this is your first puppy Halloween, then it won’t be an ordinary holiday. In fact, we would go so far as to say your entire spooky season this year will have to be planned and executed differently. But hold […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Puppy

Dogs are truly special. There are no other animals on earth like them. They are loving, loyal, and just plain happy pretty much all the time.  If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, there are 10 things you should know to help you prepare for the challenges and demands ahead.  This article will help you […]

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