Coprophagia always evokes horror in owners. The truth is that most puppies will engage in the activity at some stage...
Teach your pup to settle down anywhere.
Most dogs will not play alone. Dogs are social creatures and find it better to engage with other dogs or their owners, explains trainer Tony Cruse.
Want to bring a second dog into your home? Then you need to consider the impact on your current pet, explains Jackie Drakeford.
Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on making your puppy feel more comfortable around your children.
Have you done much training with her? This will be important so that she has an understanding of how to listen to you and what you want her to do, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
As a young pup she may just need a little more time to adjust to the huge change that has just occurred in her life, explains behaviourist Steve Goward.
Many puppies will eat their food really quickly, especially if they previously had to push other pups away due to being fed from a single large bowl.
There are so many types of bed that you could find yourself spending a fortune only to discover your puppy doesn’t like it or prefers to chew it up.
It’s worth building up exercise levels gradually in young dogs as excessive or uncontrolled exercise in immature animals can cause damage to developing joints.
The problem with hernias is that they are a weak point in the body wall, where abdominal contents can poke through and come to lie under the skin, vet Roberta Baxter explains.
When cats run they almost inevitably get chased, trainer Elizabeth Kershaw explains.
Trainer Carolyn Menteith reveals the most common mistakes people make when they get a new puppy.
Excited young dogs can have difficulty holding on, especially if they have been alone for a period of time and have a full bladder.
Does your puppy play with his toys when he is in your company, but chew household items instead when he is left alone? Our experts offer their advice...
Tail chasing is often mistakenly encouraged by well-meaning owners, but sometimes this habit can get out of hand.
It is normal for your puppy to wake up during the night - as they can only go a few hours between needing to toilet.
Littermates can bring huge problems and play-fighting can certainly escalate into more serious conflict as puppies mature.
With hundreds of breeds and cross-breeds to choose from, getting a dog can seem like a daunting task.
Far too many dogs end up in rescue when children come on the scene because their owners didn’t consider their future plans.
It's important that your dog is made to feel secure and happy with the new puppy arrives, says Claire Arrowsmith.
Yelping is a common concern for new puppy owners. They often become distressed at night when they are left alone for the first time.
What are the most important considerations when feeding a puppy? How much should you feed them? Find out here.
There are many types of training and behaviour classes, as Claire Arrowsmith explains...
Does your puppy bite your feet, toes, arms or legs? Is it driving you mad? Elizabeth Kershaw offers some handy advice...
Grooming expert Diana North offers advice on how to get your puppy used to being bathed and brushed...
Not sure how long to walk a puppy for? We guide you through it.
Socialising is very important, and you have a lot to manage in the short time that your puppy's most receptive.
Does your dog toilet in the house? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith offers advice on how to get your toileting properly.
Get your puppy's training off to a flying start with these top tips from trainer Carol Price.
Does your puppy want to chew everything in sight? We offer advice on how to prevent a new puppy chewing.
The arrival of a new puppy can be more stressful than joyful, as many new dog owners find themselves unable to cope with the responsibility.
Before you collect your puppy you need to draw up a set of house rules that all occupants (and guests) must abide by at all times.
Early experiences are very important for puppies so make sure you help your new pup to settle in.
Proper socialising of your puppy is an important process and one that should begin from the moment you get him home.
Once you know your pup's arrival is imminent then it's time to go shopping. Here is a list of the most essential items you'll need.
Puppies are excellent explorers and you can be sure that they'll be in everything. Be prepared and get puppy proofing!
Puppies are adorable, fun, hard work and totally dependent on you. Not only that but they grow into dogs who will be around for the next 15 years.
The essential questions you should ask yourself and your family before becoming a puppy owner. Are you really ready?
What is best for you, a dog or a bitch? Here what to consider about owning either male or female dogs.