Puppy Checklist: Shopping for Your Havanese Puppy

When getting ready to bring home a puppy, your main goal is to create a welcoming and safe environment for them. That’s where a new puppy checklist can come in handy! Here are a few things to put on the shopping list before bringing home a new Havanese puppy: A comfortable crate You can’t crate… Read more »

Summary on the Coton de Tulear Breed

Family Puppies is proud to offer the best puppy breeds to our clients, and that of course, includes the Coton de Tulear. The Coton de Tulear is a small, active dog known for their happy and loving personalities along with plenty of other positive traits. Coton de Tulear History The Coton de Tulear is often… Read more »

Tips for Introducing Dogs and Babies

Bringing a new baby home is an adjustment for everyone—your dog included. Here are some tips for introducing dogs and babies: Make gradual changes to your dog’s routine before the baby comes home If your dog will be sleeping in a different place or walking at different times, introduce these changes two or three weeks… Read more »

French Bulldog Nutrition Tips

If you’re a first-time French bulldog owner, you may be wondering what to feed your sweet, lovable companion. At Family Puppies, we’re dog-care experts who take pride in feeding our puppies the best food available. Here are our French bulldog nutrition tips: In general, French bulldogs should eat food designed for small to medium-size dogs…. Read more »

Four Ways You Can Bond With Your Dog

Your dog is your best friend—but like any relationship, it takes effort and thoughtfulness to bond. Here’s how to bond with your dog: Spend some quality time On a regular basis, spend one-on-one time with your pup. Go for a long walk, pl ay an extended game of fetch or just cuddle together on the… Read more »

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 »