Puppy Information

From newborn puppies, to their first health exam, required vaccinations, dental care, spaying or neutering, to training and behavior resources.  Find it all on our Puppy Resources page.

Spaying & Neutering

Neutering for females referred to as spaying is the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus.  It involves a general anesthesia and is a major abdominal surgery.  Female dogs should be spayed before their first heat cycle.

Neutering for males referred to as castration is the removal of the testicles through surgery.  Neutering your male pup decreases its risk of developing prostate infections and cancer.

Click to learn more about spaying and neutering your dog.


There are many vaccinations that are required for dogs.  Learn more on our Vaccinations for Dogs page.

Dog Training

Training is a lifetime process, not a quick fix.  Learn more about teaching your dog word recognition, good house habits, and how to recognize and deal with behavioral issues on our Dog Training Tips page.

Here are more resources on pet behavior:

Local Puppy Training Classes from Barb MajaPawsitively Fun K9s

Dr. Sophiayin Yin, DMV, MSThe Art and Science of Animal Behavior

Calgary Humane Society – Animal Behavior Help

Articles on Animal Behavior Animal Behavior Resource Institute