A puppy mill’s dark secret revealed on National Puppy Day

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There are a number of dangers associated with buying a puppy from a puppy mill, a dog trainer has warned prospective pet owners ahead of today’s National Puppy Day.

There have been thousands of puppy lovers across the country celebrating National Puppy Day every year since it began in 2006.

Every year, on March 23, we celebrate International Women’s Day. While you’d be forgiven for thinking that the day is simply dedicated to celebrating the delights of cute animals, it was actually founded to raise awareness regarding pet mills and the inhumane treatment of dogs.

Puppy mills are intensive breeding facilities for dogs with the primary focus on profit, and welfare of the animals is the last thing on their minds. They are also referred to as puppy farms.

The irresponsible breeder will often attempt to maximize his or her sales volume by cutting corners to minimize the amount of time and effort that is spent on breeding puppies.

There is very little interaction between puppies that are purchased from mills in their first weeks of life, and they are kept in cramped conditions with poor sanitation conditions that make them prone to preventative health complications. There can be serious behavioral issues if there is not enough attention and care provided to them.

As a certified dog trainer in Los Angeles, I’ve helped many people who, unaware of their existence, bought teacup puppies from supposedly ‘reputable breeders’ who were not only selling them from their houses, but they were also engaging in puppy mill activities behind closed doors,” Alexandra Bassett, a Los Angeles-based dog trainer, said in the article.

According to The Humane Society, on the whole there are about 10,000 puppy mills operating across the American continent, and around 500,000 dogs are kept solely for the purpose of breeding.

Timenews1 provided that news.

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