The Puppy Manual

Getting ready to adopt a new puppy?’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new puppy.  The basic training, socialization, and guidelines explained simply with many easy-to-follow steps can be used starting at the age of 8 weeks, the earliest age at which most people would be bringing a puppy into their home. If your puppy is slightly older, as long as they are under 6 months old, these steps can still be helpful! For puppies older than 6 months, many of these tips still apply, but you’ll want to look at the other articles we have in our blog that are for older puppy & dogs too. We have several formats of The Puppy Manual for you to choose from, click any of them to download and start reading.

The Pet Selector

Click on the link below for a fun little game on choosing your perfect pet to fit your lifestyle:

Adopting a Pet from the Shelter

Some helpful tips to make the transition from the shelter to your home a smooth one

Adopting a Pet from the Shelter

Introducing Children to Pets

Children and dogs can be the best of friends. However, it is wise to go slowly.

Introducing Dogs and Children

Pet Care Documents

Chihuahua Puppy Care

Dog Training Material

Below are several documents to help in our successful transition of our newly adopted pet into your family's home. Please use these only as guidance. You may need to seek professional training and advice if you are not able to resolve training issues that you may be having. We are here for you and will help you along the path to a happy home. Please contact us for referrals or advice on any problems you have be having.

Crate Trainings

Stop a Dog from Biting

Separation Anxiety

Stop a Dog from Barking

Whose in Charge Here

Positive Reinforcement Trainings


These articles, training materials, and links to information we have found to be helpful for new pet owners and some long term pet owners. Our hope is to provide help for a successful transition for you and your new pet as well as provide tips for other common issues that may arise for your pet. We, at One Love Animal Rescue, have researched and compiled this data from many resources. We provide the author and/or the site so that you may refer to the original document or for further information on the subject. We have used many of these tips and training materials with our own pets as well as foster pets. However, we are not certified dog trainers or behavior consultants and occasions may arise that warrant seeking professional training and advice. We are here for you and your pet so please contact us with any questions, concerns, or for referrals to a veterinarian, trainer or dog behavior consultant. Knowledge is the key to helping your pet, hopefully you will find the resources below helpful with your common questions or concerns.