Fellow Creatures: New Post on Avoiding Puppy Mills and Scams

Why it's buyer beware when it comes to puppies.

By Zazie Todd, PhD

I have a new post on my Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures. Two recent news stories highlight the need to be careful when getting a puppy in order to avoid puppies from puppy mills and being scammed.

The post considers what to look for in a responsible breeder. As well it mentions some of the warning signs to be careful of if you're getting a puppy. Check it out: Why it's buyer beware when it comes to puppies.

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Zazie Todd, PhD, is the best-selling author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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