This post is sponsored by Purina, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Puppyhood.com, but Horseshoes & Hand Grenades only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nestle Purina is not responsible for the content of this article.
Raising a puppy isn’t easy. It’s fun, and adorable, sometimes frustrating, but not easy . Those little critters that steal a piece of our heart and become adored members of the family are a lot like toddlers. They throw a fit when they get hungry, make a mess when they eat, have accidents where they’re not supposed to, spill things on furniture, or your new cream colored rug, and ruin clothing. Sleep through and entire night? Forget it! At the end of each messy, exhausting day though, we cuddle up with the little buggers and wouldn’t trade watching them grow for anything in the world.
To make this child rearing of sorts a bit easier on us, Purina Puppy Chow® is giving us a helping hand with Puppyhood.com, an engaging online resource for new and future puppy owners to learn all about how to care for their pet through it’s first years. Think of it as “What to Expect…” for your fur-kids. Here you’ll find information on puppy health and care, puppy training, puppy nutrition, and even puppy grooming. A one stop shop for everything puppy — I mean you only get one shot at those first years!
Joining the Puppyhood not only gives you and your pup a customized learning experience, helpful tools and exclusive benefits and coupons on the journey to doghood, but it makes you a rockstar puppy parent. As a member, you can access special features, including a puppy milestone tracker, expert advice and puppy destinations and resources in your own community. Now you’ll be the one in the know at your next visit to the dog park.
For more information or to get registered, just visit Puppyhood.com and enter some basic information. Just for registering you’ll receive a coupon for a free bag of dog food and lord knows us puppy parents will go through plenty of that! Once registered you’ll be well on your way to raising a healthy, happy, well mannered four legged member of the family.
Do you have a puppy? Are you thinking about adding one to your family? What questions do you have about raising a puppy? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Donna Ward saysJune 10, 2015 at 8:13 am
So very cute, your Ellie Mae – and yes our latest (Tibetan Terrier) rescue of 3 years ago has just about finished up his chewing everything he sees stage! The Puppyhood sounds fabulous and great that Purina is doing this! Thank you, I’ll check it out to be sure 🙂
Michelle F. saysJune 10, 2015 at 8:31 am
That looks like a great service. I wish I wold have known about this when I had my Penny.
Crystal saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:02 am
I remember the puppy days! Our pets are a bit older now, but good nutrition is just as important.
harriet saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:12 am
I know all well about the whole puppy thing. I will get carpeting in a house again 🙂
Jeanette saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:29 am
We are thinking of adding a puppy to our house. We loss our sweet boy about 3 months ago and it is too quiet! Once we move to our new house that is one of the first things on our list to do! Thanks for this post I will be checking it out.
Michele saysJune 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm
No more puppies-raised 3 they are now over the rainbow with one of my cats. I still do have a cat who is definitely ALPHA. My Dad trained my first puppy–that dog literally trained the puppy I got when he was older (I’m not kidding) and the third I adopted off the street-she was already grown and thoroughly trained!! I was lucky!! But then they didn’t have all this info back then either.
Debra saysJune 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm
Sounds like an amazing program! I am not sure we will ever have a dog, my husband isn’t an animal person.
kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor saysJune 11, 2015 at 7:45 am
Awww! Ellie Mae is beautiful! (And such a lovely name!) We love our furbabies! They are a special part of our family!
Liz Mays saysJune 12, 2015 at 5:30 am
That series is such a great idea!!! They should have done it long ago. Woohoo!
M. K. Clinton saysJune 15, 2015 at 12:37 am
Great review and an adorable puppy. I love the Puppyhood site and had a blast taking virtual walks! It’s great to find your blog. ☺