Puppy advice

Tips and advice for puppies.

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?

Whether to get a male or female dog is one of those questions that owners can agonise over. When asking yourself 'Should I get a dog or a bitch?' here is what to think about: 

When do puppies lose their teeth?

Like humans, dogs have two sets of teeth during their lifetime. The first ‘milk’ teeth are very small and white and razor sharp and needle-like...

When can puppies go outside?

You can begin taking your puppy outside and walking them once their vaccination course is complete – somewhere usually between 8 – 10 weeks.

Stop puppy biting

How to stop your puppy biting - play biting is a natural canine habit puppies demonstrate as they learn what’s appropriate social behaviour. Puppies need to learn their jaws can inflict pain and how much is appropriate.

How far should I walk my puppy?

When you begin taking your pup out for walks aim to educate rather than strenuously exercise him — getting out will allow you to begin to introduce more new sights and sounds.

Choosing a name for your dog

Naming your dog is one of the most important aspects of welcoming him into your family, as Karen Bush explains...

Christmas safety tips for your puppy

Christmas is a time we all want to enjoy, especially with our four-legged friends by our side. However it's important not to forget those key Christmas safety tips during a time where there are more potential hazards in and around your home...

Why does my puppy eat his poo?

If your puppy eats his poo on a regular basis, then behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith may be able to offer some tips on how to stop him...

How can I help my puppy to calm down?

How can I help my puppy to calm down? It's important that you teach your puppy to calm down from an early age.