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Puppy and Adult Dog Behaviour

Training your puppy, and helping your older dog learn some new tricks, are essential parts of forming a lifelong, happy partnership. 

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Top puppy and dog behaviour articles

These articles include learning to understand each other, as well as helping your dog in situations they might find tough to handle at first – car travel for example. 

Have a look at our great articles and see how you can make a positive difference to your dog's behaviour.

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Crate training your puppy 

Everyone needs their own space and your puppy is no different! A crate provides their own area, and is great for toilet training too. Getting them used to a crate can be tricky though, so read all about it here.


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Handling and safe play with puppies

Picking up your puppy and playing with them may seem natural, but it is all new experiences for your puppy. Following our simple guidelines can help draw the line between play and being too rough, helping keep all the family safe and happy. 


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Top training tips for puppies

Training a puppy is great fun but can be tough too! Have a look at our top hints to make training a breeze.


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Toilet training your puppy

Toilet training your puppy

We all hope our puppy will latch on to the idea of toilet training quickly and thankfully we can help them learn with some simple tips and tricks. 

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Avoiding puppy biting

Puppies have sharp teeth and can give a nasty nip if play gets out of hand. Teaching your whole family about safe play is a great way to help your puppy learn to keep their teeth for toys!


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Lead training your puppy 

Getting your dog to walk nicely on the lead can be very tricky – the world is an exciting place! Slow and steady wins the race here, and plenty of rewards. Have a look at our step-by-step guide to getting it right.


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Teaching your puppy to lie down 

Excitable puppies can find it hard to settle and the lie down cue can really help. Find out how best to teach them this useful trick.


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Teaching your puppy to sit

Often the first command our puppies learn, ‘Sit’ is a staple of puppy training. Getting it right can give you and your puppy heaps of confidence, so check out our method here. 


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Introducing puppies to cats

Dogs and cats can learn to get along but aren’t natural bedfellows. Making sure everyone has their own space and keeping introductions calm and slow can help truces and even friendships form – our guide will help show you how!


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The puppy socialisation period

Did you know puppies are most open to new experiences in the first 14-16 weeks of life? This is a critical time in puppy behavioural development so make sure to make the most of it!


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Teaching recall to your puppy

Letting your puppy off the lead can be a nerve-racking experience. Learn how to let your puppy off for the first time, and how teach them to come back when it’s time to go home. 


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What is positive reinforcement?

You and your dog are a team, so training your dog to work with you should be a happy experience for you both. See how positive reinforcement works to ensure upbeat and productive training sessions. 


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Fireworks and other noise phobias

Did you know by training your puppy early you can reduce the risk of noise phobias developing? If your dog is already scared of noises like fireworks and thunder don’t worry. Have a look at our hints and tips, and don’t forget to speak to your vet.


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Separation anxiety in dogs

Some dogs can find being away from their owners very difficult. Known as separation anxiety, this can be tricky to manage. Have a look at our handy guide, and speak to your vet if you have concerns.


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Read your dog’s body language

Learn how to spot these simple body language cues and open up a whole new world of communication with your puppy!


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Preventing food aggression in dogs

Food and other resources can be precious to dogs, so they may start to guard them. Prevention is easier than cure, so have a look at our article to see how you can teach your dog that their favourite items are safe. 


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Moving house with your dog

Moving house is stressful enough for us, let alone for our pets. See how to keep your dog calm while your family is on the move so that they come to think of your new house as home too. 


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Anxiety in dogs

Many things can cause dogs to feel anxious, including noises, social situations and moving house. 


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