On this mini-episode of petMD's new podcast, Life With Pets, host Victoria Schade takes questions from listeners about all things puppy. She talks about crate training with a first-time puppy parent who's worried that crating her puppy might be cruel. She helps a puppy parent with a ball-obsessed adolescent mixed-breed dog learn to appreciate all of the toys in his toy basket. And she gets into specifics about when to start training a brand new puppy. Got a pressing pet question you want answered? Use #AskLifeWithPets, and you might end up on a future episode!