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Why is crate training important. It is not only a helpful tool with potty training, but it also helps prevents property damage, keeps the dog safe and provides them with their own space. Benefits of crate training include contentment is an important life skill for puppies. One of the biggest benefits is that is keeps our pets safe when they are home alone. A puppy left alone to roam will likely cause potty mishaps and could possibly be dangerous for the puppy. They could eat hazardous things or escape from the property. Another reason to crate is most vets, groomer, boarding places all use crates, or if you plan on traveling with your pup you want it to be accustomed to it.

When crate training, you'll want to make sure you have the proper size crate. You don't want one too big for a puppy or they will have accidents in their kennel. Dogs don't like sitting in a dirty kennel, so they typically won't have as many accidents if they don't have the room. You also don't want the crate to be too small where the pup can't move.

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Puppy socialization starts with the breeder and continues in your home. Your puppy should be highly socialized when you bring him/her home. Early socialization is important to having a confident well-adjusted dog. During the first three months of their life will play a huge role in their future personalities and how they react to different things. The breeder should gently expose the puppies to new people, sounds, different textures, smells and situations. Doing this at an early age can make a huge difference in their temperament of your pup. How you continue to socialize your pup after you get home is also very important. You'll want to introduce the pup to new things slowly and safely. Introducing the puppy to the new sights smells and sounds in your home is extremely important. Try to come up with as many different things as you can think of to expose the puppy to like, new people, places, sounds, and different textures such as carpet hard wood floors etc. Introducing them to people may seem simple and easy but most owners don't think to expose them to all different people for example people with beards wearing sunglasses or in wheelchairs.

You also want to make sure you make the experiences positive. When introducing new things make sure they are getting an appropriate number of treats. Make sure the whole family is involved in the socialization process. That lets the dog know that they could possibly experience something new no matter who they are with.

Take your puppies into public. Taking your puppy into public can really help with socializing, but you want to do this safely so your pup doesn't get sick. You'll want to make sure your pup is fully vaccinated before going into public.

If you end up running into training problems with your puppy you should be able to reach out to your breeder and ask for suggestions.

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There are nearly 10,000 scams reported in the last two years.

Puppy scams happen quiet often it is sad but let's talk about some red flags you can watch for. Some red flags you can look for are No phone calls. The person prefers to only communicate by email and not on the phone. A reputable breeder will always communicate with you via phone or video chat. Now not all breeders wanting to email you are scammers. We do a lot of emailing or texting buyer but will talk to the buyer on the phone a time or two before pick up day.

Next one is copycat or pictures from the internet. Photos or the ad they have posted can be found on multiple websites. Watch for text in the listing to see if the seller copied and pasted it. Ask for more pictures of the puppy and make sure the photos are somewhat similar as far as background and setting the puppy is in. If the breeder took recent photos for you, they shouldn't have totally different backgrounds.

Sketchy payments. They will ask for you to wire money or pay with gift card. Be aware of using unsecure methods of payments because it is unlikely you will get your money back.

Price is too good to be true. When buying a puppy research, the average price of the breed you're looking for. Purebred dogs being sold deeply discounted is usually a red flag. Also, if they are asking an odd amount of money for the pup for instants $556 is a strange number for a breeder to ask. If they say the puppy is registered with a certain organization, you can always call and check with them.

A little recap on how to safely find a breeder online. Ask all the proper questions, Check references and referrals. Meet your breeder either in person if they allow it or video chat. Don't be afraid to ask for proof of anything. Get all the proper documents, and Most important be patient. A lot of the scammers will be super pushy to make the sell and get your money.

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