It's very important you do your research before choosing which breed of dog is right for you. Learn more about the more popular dog breeds here.
Introducing Puppies To Cats
Getting a puppy is a really exciting time, but not all the family may share your enthusiasm! Cats especially can be very sensitive to change, and making sure they have time and space to get used to your new arrival is key to helping the whole family adjust.
Avoiding Puppy Biting
When there’s a new puppy in the house, everyone wants to be part of the fun! Learning to regulate how hard teeth come down is called ‘bite inhibition’.
A puppy vaccination can help keep vulnerable pups safe and healthy. Find all the advice you need about puppy vaccinations and request an appointment online.
Bringing Your New Puppy Home
Is there anything more exciting than bringing your puppy home for the first time? Watching them take their first steps into their new family is fantastic.
Getting Puppies Used To The Car
Unfortunately car travel for some can be really difficult, as dogs can develop phobias or even true car sickness. So how do you keep your dog happy in the car?
Teaching Your Puppy To Sit
Learn how to train your puppy to sit down when you command through our tips such as using treats and praise to reinforce good behaviour.
Teaching Your Puppy To Lie Down
Having a well-trained dog is wonderful – not just because training is a brilliant and fun way to bond, but also because having understanding between you and your dog helps keep you both safe. Basic training is important for all pups, and ‘lie down’ is a common one to get you started.
Fleas And Your Puppy
Understand the symptoms to look out for with your puppy as it may have fleas. Find essential advice and puppy flea treatment should yours have them.
House Training Your Puppy
Going to the toilet is one of the most natural things in the world, but you will need to spend some time helping your puppy understand when and where you want them to toilet. It’s one of the first things you should teach your puppy, and it’s worth picking up some hints and tips before you bring your pet home. That way you’ll be ready to get started as soon as you both get home!
Crate Training Your Puppy
Everybody needs their own space some times, and our dogs are no exception! Crate training is a fab way to make sure that your dog has a place of their own, and it can also help with sleep and toilet training too.
Preparing For Your New Puppy
A new house can be a scary place for a young puppy, so if you're bringing one home, learn how to prepare for its arrival and make it welcome.
Where Should I Get My New Dog?
If you do decide you definitely want a puppy, the next consideration is where you might get your puppy from. While your mind might immediately think of breeders, don’t forget that rescue centres can also have litters in, or may take in dogs that are pregnant, although the numbers of puppies in rescue centres is much lower than adult dogs and puppies tend to get snapped up fast.