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WEEK 8: TRAVELING WITH YOUR DOG
Traveling with your dog? It can be difficult if you're not prepared. Make sure you know how to prepare them for car and air travel early on (not the week before your vacation!).

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  • ALL ABOUT PLANE TRAVEL

    Considering flying with your pet? Choosing in-cabin travel or cargo? Read up on everything you need to know

  • PET TRAVEL CHECKLIST

    Make sure you bring along everything your dog will need on vacation. Get started with this checklist 🐶

  • AIRLINE APPROVED CARRIERS

    Ready to buy a carrier? Check out the most popular, airline-approved carriers 👉

  • ALL ABOUT CAR TRAVEL

    Yes, car travel requires less planning than air travel, but it still needs planning to make sure your dog is happy, safe, and healthy for the trip!

  • ALL ABOUT DOG BOARDING

    If your dog can't come on vacation with you, make sure you know how to find a good boarding kennel for them by asking these questions 👌

WEEK 9: ALLERGIES (FOOD & SKIN)
Food allergies are more common than you might think. Think your dog might be allergic to chicken? How about peanut butter? We've partnered with a veterinary allergist to get you the answers you need.
WEEK 10: OBEDIENCE TRAINING
This week will be all about obedience training. We'll focus on teaching you how to be a trainer so you can teach your puppy how you'd like them to behave and connect you with puppy kindergarten classes in your area.
WEEK 11: GROOMING AND DENTAL
Grooming and dental usually get swept aside, but they are an important part of keeping your dog healthy. Make sure you prioritize introducing your puppy to grooming appointments and getting their teeth brushed to make it easier on them and keep them healthy.
WEEK 12: LEAVING YOUR PUPPER HOME ALONE THE RIGHT WAY
Traveling with your dog? It can be difficult if you're not prepared. Make sure you know how to prepare them for car and air travel early on (not the week before your vacation!).
WEEK 13: DOG CPR
We'll get you certified this week. There are no doggie ambulances so if you ever have an emergency, it's best to be prepared.
WEEK 14: NEUTER & SPAYING - WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE
By now, neutering and spaying will be top of mind for you. We'll bring a vet to walk you through the different options, optimal age, and discuss what you can expect.
WEEK 1: PREPARING FOR GOTCHA DAY PART I! - COMPLETED
This week, we'll get you set up to welcome home your new puppy. We'll cover puppy essentials, puppy proofing your home, choosing the right vet (not all vets are made the same!), surviving your puppy's first night, and much more.

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WEEK 2: PREPARING FOR GOTCHA DAY PART II! - COMPLETED
This week we'll get you set up with everything you need to know about crate training, including choosing the right crate and early crate training tactics. We'll talk about exercising your puppy safely and help you find & book the right trainer.

THIS WEEK'S TASKS

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT CRATE

    The right crate can make or break your training efforts. Make sure you have the right one!

  • Early crate training

    If you've decided to crate train or are thinking about it, check out our guide to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

  • HOW LONG CAN MY PUPPY HOLD THEIR BLADDER

    Your housebreaking efforts should take into account puppy's bladder capacity over time. Make sure you're setting your puppy up for success 👉

  • HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES MY DOG NEED?

    Puppies need less exercise than you think and over exercise can easily lead to orthopedic conditions. Read about your puppy's growth plates and how to safely exercise your pup!

  • FinDING THE RIGHT TRAINER FOR YOU

    Your puppy will need obedience training. Whether you decide to tackle it yourself or work with a licensed trainer, make sure you know your options. Then, book a consult with us and let us help!

  • FILL OUT PROVIDER SURVEY

    We have partnered with an amazing set of pet care providers and are excited to bring them to you. Please fill out this survey to let us know how you'd like to engage with them. This is a great way to get your questions answered by licensed providers without having to book an appointment for quick consults.

WEEK 3: FIRST WEEK AT HOME - COMPLETED
You've had your puppy for a few weeks now and you're starting to get more comfortable with your new day to day together. Now it's time to dive deeper on key topics to ensure your puppy's long term well being. We'll cover nutrition (there's SO many different diet choices out there), insurance options, and the right way to leave your puppy home alone.

THIS WEEK'S TASKS

  • FEEDING YOUR PUPPY 101

    Food will help your puppy grow up strong and healthy. Do you know how often and how much to feed them? Do you know how to tell if your dog is at a healthy weight?

  • dog diets Part I

    Is a raw diet worthwhile? What does natural mean? Read our overview guide on the different diets out there so you can make an informed decision on what to feed your dog

  • Microchipping your dog

    Microchipping is an important part of being a responsible pet parent. Learn what it is, how to get one, and the different databases to register in 👉

  • Dog sleeping habits: what’s normal and what’s not

    Puppies sleep A LOT. Learn what to expect as your puppy grows up and how to tell sleeping apart from lethargy as a symptom of an underlying disorder

  • SLEEP APNEA IN DOGS

    Just like humans, dogs can have sleep apnea! All breeds can have it, not just flat faced breeds. Learn what is it, how to recognize it and what you can do about it to help keep your dog safe

  • Puppy teething

    Teething is one of the not so glamorous parts of being a dog parent. Your pup will get mouthy and it's going to hurt. Learn how to teach them bite inhibition and how to redirect their bites

  • crate training continued: is your puppy ready to stop using the crate?

    Once your puppy is crate trained, you'll wonder if you can give your dog more freedom while you're out or during the night. Read this guide on when to ease into it and how to do it!

WEEK 4: SOCIALIZATION AND SUMMER PREP
This week we'll be tackling socializing an unvaccinated puppy and getting you ready for the summer. It's a fun season to enjoy with your puppy, but you'll want to be ready to prevent the sunburn, fleas and ticks, heartworm, and heat strokes that become more prominent with higher temperatures.

THIS WEEK'S TASKS

  • GOING OUT WITH YOUR PUPPY

    Your puppy should be a couple weeks from being fully vaccinated, which means you'll be starting to go out a lot more. Going out with a puppy is like going out with a baby - make sure you pack the essentials in your bag.

  • SUN EXPOSURE

    Sunburn and heat stroke are more common than new pet parents realize. Make sure you know how to take care of your dog to protect them from the sun this season.

  • SOCIALIZING AN UNVACCINATED PUPPY

    Do you have a comprehensive list of what activities you need to socialize your puppy to? Proper socialization is more than play dates and going to the dog park so check out our comprehensive checklist.

  • SUMMER SAFETY GUIDE

    Everything you need to know to keep safe this summer 🌞

  • BODY SENSITIVITY AND HANDLING

    It's important to do handling exercises with your puppy from an early age in order to prevent body sensitivity from developing. This will help them remain calm during grooms, and ensure you're able to calmly inspect them throughout their lives.

WEEK 5: DENTAL CARE
Everything you need to know to make sure you prioritize dental care. It's an often overlooked portion of taking care of your puppy, but establishing the right care early on will reward you in the long run.

THIS WEEK'S TASKS

  • PERIODONTAL DISEASE

    Learn what it is and how it affects dogs. It's a very common problem! In fact, more than 50% of dogs and cats will have some form of gum disease by the age of 3.

  • INTRODUCING TEETH BRUSHING

    Your puppy won't like it at first, but it's necessary to get them used to getting their teeth brushed regularly. Read on for a 3 step guide to introducing teeth brushing 👉

  • CHOOSING A TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE FOR YOUR DOG

    There are many options on this front. We've narrowed it down for you and chosen high-quality and affordable ones to choose from.

  • HOW TO SOOTHE YOUR PUPPY'S TEETHING PAIN

    Teething hurts, a lot. Help your puppy through this stage with these tips!

  • RETAINED PUPPY TEETH

    It might not sound like something to keep a close eye on, but it is. Learn what retained puppy teeth is, what to do about it and how to spot it.

WEEK 6: NUTRITION
All pet parents know nutrition is important. But we know it's also very confusing. Read our guides to educate yourself on the regulations around food and treats (hint: they're not the same) and how to choose the best option for you.

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WEEK 7: PET INSURANCE
Pet insurance - do you need it? We'll help you make a decision by doing a deep comparison on the different types of plans, companies and what you can expect when you get pet insurance.

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