I’m a “mom” to five cats, a dog and some fish (although I’m fairly certain the fish don’t see me as their mom). I cannot imagine a home without a pet, or in my case, pets. When I was younger we had multiple dogs, two cats, hamsters (7 and one time!), a horse, birds and fish. My favorites are cats and dogs.
All of our pets we’ve adopted when they were babies. When I was younger I never had much to do with house training our dogs. Where we lived the dogs could roam freely in our yard and the woods behind our home. Whenever they had to go to the bathroom we just opened the door and let them out. Of course we kept an eye on them when they were puppies but once they were old enough they let us know when thye wanted to go out or come inside. It wasn’t until we adopted our current dog, Espn (pronounced Es-pin) that I realized just how much world is involved with house training a dog, not to mention other things like teaching him NOT to chew up shoes, the curtains and the kid’s toys.
Let’s face it – puppies are cute! Who doesn’t love a sweet and cuddly puppy. Sadly some people don’t realize just what is involved when they adopt a puppy. Aside from teaching your pup not to do its business on your carpet, you also have to take into consideration vaccinations, vet visits and training in general (meaning teaching your dog not to jump on people, to sit upon command…).
IAMS has teamed up with Scholastic to offer families not only a FREE book, but also some adorable (and fun!) free printables.
To received your FREE Scholastic book simply mail in one (1) proof of purchase UPC symbol from any IAMS product to;
IAMS Puppy Love Book Offer
P.O. Box #711
New York, NY 10012.
Please include your name, complete mailing address, e-mail address and daytime phone number. Also include your child’s age and which book you would like to receive. The options are…
The Puppy Place: Goldie
Charlie and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They want a puppy of their own more than just about anything. They know dogs are a lot of work. Their mom doesn’t think their family is ready for a puppy. Then Goldie arrives. She is a sweet Golden Retriever that needs a home. Goldie is very young. She doesn’t know how to be a good puppy yet. Will Charlies and Lizzie be able to help her?
Recommended for ages 7+
Hally Tosis was a very godo dog, but she had a big problem. Hold your nose because here comes the dog with the worst breath in the world!
Recommended for ages 4+
Both books look, and sound, adorable!
You can learn more about this offer by visiting www.Scholastic.com/IAMS. While you are there be sure to check out the wonderful FREE printables including pet care and a coloring page. The printables are a fun way to teach children how to be responsible when caring for their pet.
You can also find more tips and resources for caring for a puppy at www.IAMS.com/Puppy.
*I was compensated for this post by IAMS, however all the opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.