Why Havanese Dogs Are Hard to Resist

At Family Puppies, we think Havanese dogs are hard to resist—and we know you’ll agree! These sweet-tempered little pups are outgoing, smart, loyal and make fantastic additions to families with or without kids. Their easygoing nature and friendly personalities will win anyone over. Want a loving, affectionate dog who will adore cuddling with you? Havanese… Read more »

How to Ease into Your First Night With Your New Puppy

It’s the night that every prospective puppy owner looks forward to: the first time you bring your puppy back to your home to sleep and start your new life together. But in many ways, puppies are like newborn babies—and that first night together is something that must be prepared for in advance. Because keep in… Read more »

Tell-Tale Signs Your Dog is Stressed

Between the commute, the never-ending housework and the budget woes—you’re stressed out. Did you know that your pooch is also susceptible to stress? Unlike people, our pups can’t use words to tell us when they’re feeling frazzled, so watch out for these tell-tale signs your dog is stressed: Decreased appetite: Many dogs lose their appetite… Read more »

All About the Coton de Tulear Breed

At Family Puppies, offering the best puppy breeds is part of our promise to our clients. And that, of course, includes the Coton de Tulear breed; a dog that is bred in Nappanee, Indiana, only a short drive from South Bend, and Chicago. The dog is known for its “cotton” white hair, and origin—from Tulear,… Read more »

Four Scientific Reasons Why You Should Own a Dog

We all know why we love dogs: they make perfect companions, they’re loyal, they’re great with children, and, of course, they’re adorable. But what if there was actual scientific evidence to prove that owning a dog is not only fun, but, also, healthy for you? Well, now there is. Here are four scientific reasons why… Read more »

Tips for Training a Cockapoo Puppy

Everybody loves cockapoos. They’re known for being one of the most adorable, fun and kind breeds around—and for good reason. But that discipline and joy doesn’t happen overnight. Proper training is needed to ensure that your cockapoo grows up to be a dog that everybody will love. And like any dog training, that needs to… Read more »

History of French Bulldogs

The history of French Bulldogs isn’t 100 percent clear, as there are different people who have different theories about when and where they originated. But many early records indicate that French Bulldogs are the ancestors of the English Bulldogs that were popular in England back in the 1800s. Some English people reportedly used bulldogs for… Read more »

Including Your Pet in Your New Year’s Resolutions

A brand-new year means it’s time for a new list of resolutions, and if you’re like many Americans, you’ll be dedicating your New Year’s resolution to getting and staying healthy. Encouraging exercise and eating right is important for the whole family, and doesn’t just apply to the humans. Here are some tips on including your… Read more »

How to Train Your Dog for Teeth Brushing

Puppy grooming is important for your pup’s health. But did you know that grooming includes brushing your dog’s teeth? To avoid stinky dog breath and dental problems, you need a regular brushing regimen. So how can you train your dog for teeth brushing? Proper handling Over the first few weeks of owning your puppy, be… Read more »

Properly Socialized Puppies!

The period between 8 and 12 weeks of age is a crucial time in a puppy’s development. The behaviors, both positive and negative, that puppies learn during this time will heavily shape their temperament going forward, and although it is possible to correct negative behavior, it’s far easier to instill good habits early on. The… Read more »