The Humane Society of the United States: How do I buy a pet responsibly?

Before you get a puppy, learn how to avoid buying one from a puppy mill.

Frequently, pet store puppies are raised in puppy mills in filthy conditions with no human contact before they leave for the store. Please do not purchase any pet from a pet store so we all can put an end to this inhumane mass production of dogs. Animal rescues, backyard breeders and dog shelter are a preferred source of pets handled responsibly.

Dog Training Positive - YouTube

Excellent source of videos to get you started training your new dog.

TIP: Dog socialization is mandatory to get a friendly pet! Puppy socialization classes are offered almost everywhere dog training classes are offered. Or, other possibilities include allowing your dog to play with friend's dogs or closely supervise your dog with other puppies at the dog park. is great way to meet other groups of dog owners all over the country.
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