Current Issue

Current Issue

Puppies USA

JANUARY 2012 ISSUE

Cover Story: Know the Group, Know the Dog

Learn about eight dog groups and which breeds fit where.

By Eve Adamson

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Page 31

All American Dogs

Meet the diverse breeds that represent 12 states.

By Kitson Jazynka

Page 44

15 Tips for Finding the Right Breeder

If you want a healthy, happy puppy, the first step is locating a reputable breeder.

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

Page 54

5 Adoption Tips

What you need to know before bringing home a shelter pup.

By Diana Laverdure

Page 62

Social Butterfly

Proper puppy socialization leads to a happy, healthy, well-adjusted adult dog.

By Debbie Swanson

Page 70

House Training Made Easy

Use your puppy's craving for a den to help give him good bathroom habits.

By Susan Mccullough

Page 80

Training Rx for Puppies

Expert tips to help your puppy grow into a great dog.

By Susan Chaney

Page 86

Nutrition Primer

Get your puppy off to a healthy start.

By Kim Campbell Thornton

Page 94

An Ounce of Prevention

Take a proactive approach to saving on your puppy's veterinary bills.

By Tracy Libby

Page 102

Expert Puppy Grooming Tips

Get a lifetime of grooming off to a good start by introducing your puppy to brushing, bathing and clipping.

By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Page 108

Become a Pupparazzi

Avoid basic mistakes and get great shots of your puppy.

By Laurie Meehan-Elmer

Page 118

2011 Photo Contest Results


Page 126

Happy Together

A humorous look at the challenges of getting a friend for a lonely dog.

By Peter Gerstenzang

Page 136

Canine Communication

Excerpt from Smart Owner's Guide: Puppy Training

By Miriam Fields-Babineau and Bardi McLennan

In Every Issue

Page 34

Breed Chart


Page 93

Poisonous Plants


Page 130

Products for Your New Puppy


Page 142

Dog Lovers’ Yellow Pages


Page 148

Gallery of Breeds


Page 240

Paws and Reflect



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