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The Fear Period in Puppies

The Fear Period in Puppies

The fear period in puppies is a natural part of their development and is a result of their evolution in the wild. Pups tend to have 2 separate ‘fear periods peaks’, one at about 8-11 weeks old, and the other at around 5 months old, although this second one can...

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Introducing a Collar, Harness and Lead to Your Puppy

Introducing a Collar, Harness and Lead to Your Puppy

Your new pup is home and settled, it's now time to introduce the concept of your puppy wearing a collar or harness and lead. So. how do you get started? Collar or Harness Sometimes breeders have already introduced pups to collars as they use different coloured collars...

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The Importance of Having a Puppy Routine

The Importance of Having a Puppy Routine

It is a sensible idea to get into a puppy routine as early as possible.  You will find that your pup is more settled when they learn the order that things happen.  This is particularly important with regard to toilet training.  Pups must be taken out every...

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Progressing From Puppy Playpen to Door Gate

Progressing From Puppy Playpen to Door Gate

"How long will my puppy have to keep using the puppy playpen for?" That all depends. Your puppy playpen has played a vital role in keeping your pup safe, but understandably you don’t want to have it up in your home forever.  When you are relaxing, and able to...

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Introducing a New Pup to Your Children and Cats

Introducing a New Pup to Your Children and Cats

When it comes to introducing a new pup to your children and to the household cats you can’t do a re-take on that first experience, so make sure it’s a good one. Children Children are naturally going to be excited about the arrival of the new puppy but try to diffuse...

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Developmental Stages of a Puppy

Developmental Stages of a Puppy

By better understanding the developmental stages of a puppy it's easier to understand his or her progress, and why they sometimes act in the way they do. Imprint Period The Imprinting Period - First 16 weeks of life Puppies brains are developingCrucial learning...

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Introducing a New Puppy to an Older Dog

Introducing a New Puppy to an Older Dog

When it comes to introducing a new puppy to an older dog, don’t have high expectations that your dogs will be best buddies from day one. This is very unlikely, and in fact may never happen.Unless you have a young, playful, well socialised dog, your new pup is unlikely...

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Thinking About Two Pups From the Same Litter?

Thinking About Two Pups From the Same Litter?

Two pups from the same litter is not usually recommended.  Yes, it can work, but not always, and without any doubt it is at the very least, double the work.It can be very tempting.  You see your new pup with his or her litter mates and they are all so cute and you...

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Getting a Pup as a Playmate For Your Other Dog

Getting a Pup as a Playmate For Your Other Dog

Maybe you are considering getting a pup as a companion or playmate.  They can be great company for each other but there are a few things to watch out. Maybe you are considering getting a pup as a companion or playmate.  They can be great company for each...

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Your Pup’s New Family

Your Pup’s New Family

Households come with all sorts of different dynamics. Your new pup could be joining a single person, a couple or a busy family.A few things to watch out for: Single Person When one becomes two, it very easy for your pup to become over attached to you, and also vice...

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