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In just a few weeks, the eyes of the dog world will be turning to New York for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. Around our house, our dogs are fans of Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice and, in the past, we’ve always enjoyed watching the show with our dogs. This year will be extra special because it’s Barli’s very first time to see the famous dog show. Last year at this time, Barli was in the second month of his three-month-long stay at the shelter.
After adopting Barli on March 13, an emergency with one of John’s relatives in a South Texas nursing home meant a sudden trip. We didn’t want to leave or board Barli so, with Tiki’s expert guidance, Barli went on his first trip to the nursing home for a visit:
Not only did Barli do good…he did GREAT. He won the title of Best in Show that day as far as we were concerned because Barli seemed to know just how energetically to greet people, all while bringing smiles to John’s bedridden cousin and the nurses who came and went from his room providing care.
In the months following, Barli has made six visits to the home and done so well each time that he’s now taking classes to work toward certification as a nursing home therapy dog. In our eyes, he’s an Everyday Champion, a dog that, regardless of where he started, continues to grow and learn. I’m always surprised by how quickly he learns new skills at class!
Can my puppy get parvo from my backyard?
Parvo and a lot of the other communicable diseases puppies can get come from direct interaction with a dog carrying the disease, or from interaction with the waste products of a carrier dog. If you don’t share your backyard with any other dogs (and there’s no chance of him running off) the risk is negligible.
What age can I take my puppy to PetSmart?
Puppy’s First Appointment at the Grooming Salon
Familiarizing your new puppy with the PetSmart salon experience helps make them confident about regular grooming, which helps them look and feel good. Puppies start can as young as 8 weeks old, as long as their shots are up-to-date.
When should I start obedience training my puppy?
Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as “sit,” “down,” and “stay,” as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age. Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age.
Can I take my 8 week old puppy to the store?
Can I take my puppy to the pet shop?
Can I bring my new puppy to Petco?
Can dogs walk around PetSmart?
PetSmart allows leashed or safely confined and vaccinated: domestic dogs and cats, birds, small animals and reptiles (guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, bearded dragons, and certain types of frogs and snakes), non-venomous reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, sugar gliders, and pot-bellied pigs.