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Puppy Socialisation and  Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Socialisation and Puppy Training Classes

In today's post, we look at puppy socialisation and what you should look for when choosing the range of puppy training classes on offer. Not all dog trainers are the best match for your dog.  Unfortunately there are many out there using old fashioned, out-dated,...

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Excessive Barking

Excessive Barking

In today's post we look at what to do about excessive barking. Dogs bark for many reasons and it would be totally unreasonable to expect them never to bark.  Common reasons are excitement, boredom, anxiety, noise disturbance or for attention.  To reduce the amount of...

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Introducing Your Pup to Other Dogs

Introducing Your Pup to Other Dogs

Introducing your pup to a variety of dogs, children, adults, situations and experiences during the first few weeks of his or her life is important so that they grow into a confident, sociable and friendly dog.When socialising your new pup to older dogs, safety is the...

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Puppy Night-time Toilet Training

Puppy Night-time Toilet Training

Today we turn our attention to puppy night-time toilet training. As with all training, set your dog up to succeed. Your pup’s bladder control will not be as strong as an adult dog so initially, you will need to either let them out the second they wake and before they...

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Toilet Training Your New Pup

Toilet Training Your New Pup

Of all the issues that people come to me for advice on with their new pup, this one is always at the top of the list.From when you get your new pup home to when he or she is fully toilet trained can take a couple of days or several months. The difference is invariably...

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Socialising Your New Pup Around Children

Socialising Your New Pup Around Children

If you have children at home then there’ll no doubt be loads of excitement about the new pup’s arrival.  Moving to a new home, with a new family, away from his or her litter mates will be very overwhelming for your pup, so it’s important that any introduction to...

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Socialising Your Pup Around Humans

Socialising Your Pup Around Humans

Have you ever come across a nervous dog who hides behind his or her owner when out in public? Or a dog that barks at people who approach too closely? Chances are that they weren’t properly socialised as pups. Socialising your pup, and desensitising them to a...

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Socialising Your Pup

Socialising Your Pup

You have one chance to get your puppy’s early socialisation right and it is worth investing the time and energy to do it correctly to ensure you have the best chance of raising a confident dog.There is only a short window of time for socialising your pup for maximum...

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Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

Wondering what puppy vaccinations your dog will need? And when? Read on to find out more. Having your new pup vaccinated against potentially fatal diseases is one of the first responsibilities you have as a puppy parent.Usually the breeder will have taken the pups to...

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