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Not sure which pet is the right one for you? Want to know which puppy supplies to get for your cuddly buddy? We can definitely help you! Whether it’s training exercises, common puppy behaviors, or yummy DIY treats, our blog has all you need for the best pet care you can give to your cuddly friend. You can also check our adorable puppies out in action and spreading joy around the community.

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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