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Your pup needs to play to bond with you and to grow up healthy.

Always give your puppy safe toys to chew on. Puppy toys are important to your new puppy's health and development.

Just like human babies a puppy needs a lot of attention. Your puppy will explore the world by putting things in his mouth just like babies. Your little pup will chew on everything. You need to learn the pup he is not allowed to chew on furniture, carpet and your shoes for instance.

Puppies are teething until they are about six months old and like human babies they will chew to make sore gums feel better. While babies like to chew on a teething ring, you puppy will find comfort in chewing on his own Puppy chew toy.

It's important to select the proper size and type of chew toy for your dog's age, weight and chewing strength. Check the toys frequently and replace if worn or damaged or if it becomes too small to chew safely.

Puppies will not stop chewing when the teething period is over, when you don't learn your pup this behavior is not acceptable he will keep on doing it when mature. The Kong Toy is an ideal training aid to teach your little friend which objects are appropriate to chew on. Never give the dog old socks or shoes, he cannot tell the difference between old and new.

VERY IMPORTANT - NO DOG TOY IS INDESTRUCTIBLE. Supervise your dog's use of Kongs until you are confident they can be used safely without supervision.

In 'Before and After Getting Your Puppy' Dr. Dunbar combines his two popular puppy-training manuals into one indexed value-priced hardcover edition. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, he presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. Dr. Dunbar's guide is based around six developmental deadlines: completing your education and preparation, assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education, teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training, completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people, etc.