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8 Dog Breeds that Can Be Left Alone

One of the biggest reasons that people decide not to get a dog even if they want one is because their work schedule has them away from home all day.  There are concerns that the dog will feel neglected, and there can be further concerns if a bored or lonely dog whines or barks, disturbing […]

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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 […]


Best Dog Breeds for Runners

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 friend who would love to be your running partner? Dog breeds […]

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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, the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise. Though neither of these parent dogs look like the classic teddy bear toy, when combined to make a designer dog, their offspring perfectly captures the beloved stuffed animal. In […]

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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. If you’re looking for a purebred dog that’s calm, low-key, and inquisitive, the Basset Hound is 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 […]

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Bull Mastiff: 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 This breed came onto the scene in the mid 19th century as a response to 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 the Jack Russell Terrier certainly fits that description. In this blog, you’ll learn […]

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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 […]

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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, […]


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, cozying up, 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 […]

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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 […]

5 Signs Your Puppy is Overheated

The summer is fast approaching. As the days grow longer and hotter, an abundance of fun outdoor activities can be had. But for those of you who have recently taken a puppy into your life, and for anyone who’s considering doing so, the hot summer months pose a unique danger to puppies and all pets—overheating.  […]

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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, along with other characteristics that this lovable and unique breed is known for.  APPEARANCE The French Bulldog is most easily […]

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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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10 Ways to Relieve Your Puppy’s Boredom

Has your puppy started to let out the low groaning and dissatisfied snorts of 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 shoes. […]

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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 that knows when to protect the home versus when to accept new faces can make your life easier and your guests feel welcome.  You can teach your puppy the etiquette of meeting and greeting […]

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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 that are sold in the US are homed via pet stores.   Most people get their puppies or dogs from either animal […]

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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 make sure that they buy a puppy from an ethical breeder, as opposed to accidentally supporting a puppy mill.  You’re probably reading this article because you’re one of those commendable people. You want to […]

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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, which 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 […]


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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How to Keep the Holidays Happy for Your New Puppy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The days leading up to Christmas can be joyous and hectic all at once, as you spend every spare moment you have getting ready for the festivities! There are stocking stuffers to buy, presents for the in-laws to pick out, and what about making sure your tree […]


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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