How to plan your puppy’s training schedule


Dogs

Getting a new puppy is so exciting! All you will want to do is cuddle and play with him, every minute of the day. However, it’s important that you establish a routine with your pup and introduce obedience training as soon as you can. Training takes time and patience, so it’s beneficial to have an […]

Fri, Oct 19th, 2018

A First trip to the Dog Kennels


Dogs

  On the 20 February this year, I experienced one of the saddest moments of my life! I was about to go on holiday and had to leave my puppies Dougal and Bodie at the kennels for the first time. I felt completely OK with this concept until I arrived at the kennels and reality […]

Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

How Not to Choose a Puppy


Dogs

I had always wanted a dog. Having waited more than 50 years to be in a position to own one, I was determined to choose the perfect pooch. I read every piece of advice that I could find to ensure that I made an informed choice. There appeared to be several serious mistakes that I […]

Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

Should You Home Two Puppies from the Same Litter?


Dogs

Puppies are simply adorable and so there is always the temptation to take more than one from a litter. You might think that a doggy duo would make your life easier because the dogs can keep each other company. But two pups from the same litter will present you with special challenges.

Tue, May 30th, 2017

A Puppy’s First Trip to The Beach


Dogs

My partner and I were delighted to be able to take my friend’s gorgeous puppy to the beach last weekend. It was the adorable Darcey’s first trip to the coast and I couldn’t wait to see her reaction. We had a wonderful day but our expedition wasn’t without incident. It didn’t take long for me […]

Mon, May 22nd, 2017

Just When I thought It Was Safe


Dogs

I took my friend’s borderline insane puppy for a walk today. That wouldn’t usually make headline news, even in my own household, but young Darcey is no ordinary dog. This insane working cocker spaniel is quite an experience and somehow a walk with her is never without incident.

Thu, May 4th, 2017

Bad Breeder/Puppy Farm Red Flags To Look Out For


Dogs

The problem with bad breeders and puppy farms is that people often support them without realising. Some bad breeders will do whatever it takes to disguise the fact that they are mistreating their animals or breaking the law. You just have to be able to spot the warning signs. Don’t try and save a puppy […]

Thu, Nov 6th, 2014

Socialising Young Puppies


Dogs

Young puppies need to experience lots of different things during the early stages of their lives. When you get a new puppy you need to try give them the best start possible. They need to get used to lots of different things so that they don’t become fearful of things and can build up confidence.

Tue, Oct 14th, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t ‘Rescue’ a Puppy From a Puppy Farm


Dogs

Puppy farms are a huge problem in the UK. Charities are constantly working to get them shut down but some still continue to operate. Many people go to puppy farms or bad breeders without realising until they arrive. Once they see these puppies suffering they cannot resist taking one home. People think that they are […]

Sat, Oct 4th, 2014

How To Stop Teething/Puppies From Biting


Dogs

All dog owners know what it’s like when a new puppy starts to play bite and nibble things. Their teeth are like little needles and can be quite sharp. Although we know in most cases they are not biting to cause pain intentionally it can still hurt. Puppies learn how much pressure to use when […]

Sun, May 4th, 2014

Understanding Puppy Development


Dogs

Thinking of getting a new puppy? Raising a puppy is not easy and the work involved shouldn’t be underestimated. You need to be prepared to dedicate a lot of time to your pup to help it get the best start in life. Knowing about the different stages of puppy development can help you to understand […]

Wed, Jul 3rd, 2013

How To Spot A Puppy With A Good Temperament


Dogs

When you go and see new puppies you will be able to tell quite a lot about them just by observing the litter. Each puppy has its own personality and there can be quite a contrast between different puppies. As well as finding a puppy you naturally bond with you need to pick one with […]

Thu, Jun 13th, 2013