I will always remember the first day I picked up my very first new puppy, Chloe, at the airport! I couldn't sleep for days ahead of time as I was beyond excited!! There was SO much to learn and I explored the internet incessantly trying to research every single thing there was to learn about having a new puppy! I read forums, I joined groups, I bought a stack of books at the bookstore on everything in the world there was to learn about the Bichon Frise. Wouldn't it have been awesome to have one place to go to find all of this information?
You only get ONE chance to get your puppy's first year right!! I wanted to do it RIGHT. Never before had I brought home a new little puppy that was THIS young and I was not at all experienced with small dogs. I had always had large dogs. We had german shepherds growing up and I knew a LOT about them and their ways! But, I had absolutely no experience at all with little dogs. It was imperative that I learn to care for this little creature that was going to share my life for many years. I was in touch with the Breeder on the phone all the time! Thank goodness for the internet...there was so much information out there, that I almost suffered from "Information Overload"!!
It would have saved me SO much time if I had been able to go to ONE site...to learn every single thing I could possibly even think of to learn about my new little puppy!! Purina® Puppy Chow® is launching a new website called Puppyhood.com and it is the most fabulous resource for new puppy advice and information!! At Puppyhood.com new puppy parents will learn all there is to know about puppy nutrition, puppy training, puppy grooming, puppy health care, puppy rescue and adoption, and last but not least all of the puppy accessories/supplies you might ever need for your new little bundle of fluff!! I was provided with early access to the site for the purpose of writing this post but the good news is that the site will be available to the public VERY soon!! At Puppyhood.com you will find a virtual dog walk which was one of my most favorite spots on the site!! On the virtual dog walk, you will encounter "hotspots" related to nutrition, training, behavior and tips on what you can expect at each stage of your puppy's growth.