Tips & Tricks

Dog Park Safety Tips

Two dogs sniffing each other at a dog park

With a secure area to run and other dogs to play with, the dog park can easily become one of your dog’s favorite places to go. However, there are some safety tips to keep in mind before packing your pup in the car and heading to the local dog park. Read on for some helpful information on keeping your furry friend safe both before and at the dog park.

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Introducing a Puppy to Your Older Dog: What to Expect

Introducing a puppy to your adult dog

The decision to add a second furry friend to your family is exciting, and many families hope that this new friend will be an instant companion for their adult dog. While this is often true, it is important to know how to introduce a puppy to your adult dogs so they can be lifelong friends. At Lancaster Puppies, we are dog people so we will be pulling from our personal experiences and some proven techniques to offer you a guide to introducing a puppy to your dog. 

How to Make Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

Two dogs with their tongues out sitting in a grass backyard

Bringing a new furry friend home to your family is very exciting, but can be overwhelming for some first-time dog owners. Having a dog-friendly backyard will make your transition into dog ownership much smoother, and will give your new dog a fun place to play all year round. In this blog we will go over some backyard ideas for dogs that are a must as you welcome the newest member of your family! 

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Tips for Vacationing With Your Dog

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Now that the beautiful and scenic autumn weather is about to make a return, you might be wondering about how to vacation with dogs or not just survive but thrive in an overnight hotel setting. Sound familiar? Read on to discover handy tips for vacationing with dogs, whether you are beach, mountain or rolling plains bound.

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Choosing a Dog for Your Apartment

Man with Saint Bernard dog sharing couch

There are several factors to consider when looking for a dog for your apartment. Not all dogs are cut out for apartment life, and it’s crucial that you don’t end up choosing a dog that isn’t well-adapted to live in a smaller apartment - especially when they need lots of room to run around, or don’t always like sharing smaller spaces with other dogs or people.

How to Keep Your Pup Safe over Thanksgiving

two corgi puppies with pumpkin

The Thanksgiving weekend brings many new sights, sounds, and smells to your dog’s nose. If you are planning a dinner party and guests at your home, prepare ahead to make Thanksgiving a safe and positive experience for your young dog.

With a change in the routine—introducing new people and sounds and heightened activity around your home—Thanksgiving can expose your puppy to a few dangerous moments. Additionally, a full house, louder sounds levels, and excitable activities make your puppy vulnerable to emotional stress and fear.

Leash Training Made Easy

beagle puppy walking on leash

You just got a puppy. Now you'll need to pick your leash and collar or harness to begin leash training. Lancaster Puppies offers tips you can use now. 

10 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

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Explore 10 tips from Lancaster Puppies to help care for your new best friend. 

How to Keep Your Dogs Off the Furniture

white puppy on sofa

If you think animals shouldn’t be on the couch there are a few techniques you can learn to change their behavior. Lancaster Puppies teaches you how to keep your dog off the sofa.

Things to Remember While Celebrating the Holidays With Your Dog

french bulldog puppy on christmas

The holiday season is a joyful time for everyone, including dogs! Be sure to keep the following things in mind when celebrating the holidays with your pooch.

Beware of Bones

Chicken and turkey bones can be bad for the cutest member of your family! Cooked bones can splinter and damage your dog's throat or intestines. Raw bones can contain harmful bacteria that can cause diarrhea. This can cause a lot of holiday stress for both you and your dog. No one likes stepping on Fido's little Christmas “presents” on the morning after Christmas.

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