What You Can Do About Puppy Mouthing

Puppy mouthing is one of the most frequent causes of concern among new puppy owners. Let’s take a look at what it is, why puppies engage in mouthing and what you can do to manage this behaviour with success. The first thing you need to know is that mouthing is normal, almost every puppy will … Read more

Can I Socialize My Baby Puppy?

I want to get the message out there that you can socialise your puppy before they have completed their course of vaccinations, in fact, you must socialise your puppy as soon as you bring him home. Too many people are keeping their puppies completely shut off from the outside world because they are receiving incomplete information. Part of being … Read more

Your Puppy’s First Walks

Every dog should have a daily walk, these walks should start as soon as you bring your puppy home. These outings will give your puppy opportunities for socialisation and training to prepare them for all the things life has to offer. Daily walks also have the added benefit of redirecting energy into more appropriate avenues … Read more

Where Should My New Puppy Sleep

Bringing a puppy home is a scary and exciting time, there are many decisions to be made about how you manage this new addition to the home, and one of them is sleeping arrangements. If this transition from breeder to your home is done with proper care you will be giving your puppy the best chance to … Read more

Adolescence In Dogs

Typically, adolescence occurs anywhere after five months of age and often if you are having a problem with any of your dogs’ behaviour and have done nothing about it, adolescence is the time it becomes worse. Living with an adolescent dog can be tough, and you will find that most dogs are re-homed or dumped … Read more

How To Teach Your Puppy To Stay

I often reflect on my work and am always questioning how and why I teach certain exercises. In doing so, sometimes my recommendations change. An example of this is why teach stay? I began by considering the ‘stay’ to be purely an obedience exercise that should be reserved for trials and formal obedience classes. However, over the years … Read more