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Stacy Painter

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Stacy Painter has been blogging for the pet industry for over 7 years and has owned rescue dogs her entire life, including one that was completely blind. She enjoys continued learning about dog training, behavior, and pet safety. In her free time, Stacy likes to experience dog-friendly adventures including hiking, local parks, and taking her puppy out on her stand-up paddleboard. Stacy shares her passions, talents, and unique voice as part of the collective Preventive Vet team.

Recent Posts

Potty Training Your Puppy When You Live In An Apartment


Potty training on the 28th floor

You’ve done your research to find the perfect puppy for your apartment life and you bought the toys and training aids. The phone numbers for your veterinarian and animal poison control are on the fridge, puppy classes are booked, and your homemade first aid kit is at the ready. Now the time has come to finally welcome home the new addition to your family, but there’s one problem: you’ve just entered the front door of your 28th floor apartment and your new puppy needs to go... NOW!

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Topics: Dogs, Adopted Dogs, Dog Behavior, Potty Training, Puppy, Puppy Training, Crate training a puppy

Does My Dog Love Me? — The Adjustment Period When You Bring a New Dog Home


Bringing Home a New Dog

Bringing home a dog is an exciting time for everyone involved. However, while you get to return to the comfort of your home, your new pet might not initially feel the same comfort. They’re in an unfamiliar environment with new people, new smells, and a new routine.

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Topics: Dogs, Blog, Adopted Dogs, Dog Behavior, Potty Training, Separation Anxiety

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