Best Friends Animal Society celebrates National Puppy Day with puppy advice for new pet parents

Puppies need training and socialization as they grow to learn how to be healthy and happy members of the family, and that responsibility falls on owners. Valley News/Courtesy photo
LOS ANGELES – They’re fluffy, floppy and adorable. Their tiny toes are tender, pink and perfect. Even their breath smells magical. Seriously, what’s not to love about puppies? As irresistible as they are, puppies do grow up quickly, and they need our help growing into equally lovable adult dogs. Since March 23 was National Puppy Day, what better time to talk about the importance of training and socializing all those pandemic pups? More than a million pets were adopted from shelters and rescue groups in the year since the start of the pandemic. But additionally, an untold number of puppies have been purchased since March 2020, which could spell trouble for first time pup parents. According to the American Pet Products Association’s COVID pulse surveys, as of the end of 20
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