When you think of a puppy, the words “exuberant” and “boisterous” will probably come to mind. Puppies tend to be balls of energy, zooming about with a bounce in their step, happy to greet the day. One way all of that energy comes out is in jumping and play biting. It may be cute when they are young, but as they get older – and bigger – jumping and […]
You’ve wanted a puppy for ages and now it’s finally happening. You did the research, discussed the pros and cons of different breeds, and visited breeders in search of the perfect pup. Everything is almost ready for your new best friend to home, except for one small detail: you have no idea how welcoming a new puppy! Fear not, because we’ve put together this short guide to help you […]
Getting a puppy should be a happy time: after all, you’re getting a new, very cute family member. Unfortunately, this happy time may be marred by the shadow of illness. Puppies’ immune systems aren’t as strong as those of adult dogs, who have had time to develop an immune system and also have the benefits of vaccination helping them. This means that puppies are more at risk of getting […]
There are infinite possible names that you can choose for your dog. It can be very difficult to pick the perfect name for your pooch. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help you decide what name to choose for your dog. There are no hard and fast rules about what you can and can’t name your dog, so feel free to pick and choose from our advice […]
What is socialisation?
Socialisation is a process where puppies learn about the world around them, and how to live in it. In their first few months of life, puppies will learn to cope with all sorts of new situations: everything from meeting new people and dogs, to the hustle and bustle of city life.
What’s so important about socialisation?
Puppies are a wonderful mixture of energy, curiosity, and inexperience. They know very […]
You’ve met the pups, chosen your favourite, and signed all the paperwork. Your puppy is soon on the way home. Now it’s time to get everything ready for your new pet. But what do you need to buy? A new dog means a lot of shopping: everything from food to bowls! We’ve put together a list of the most essential things to buy for your new dog, as well […]
Is your dog vomiting or having diarrhoea? Maybe they are also lethargic or losing weight? It could be that your dog is infected with Giardia, a tiny parasite that can cause big problems for us and our dogs. The parasite causes an infected called Giardiasis, which causes intestinal problems but can also lead to severe complications in dogs with poor or undeveloped immune systems.
Dogs can be very inquisitive creatures, and sometimes are desperate to investigate new things – including animals. Whether you occasionally meet horses on dog walks in the countryside, or are a passionate equestrian with a pet pooch or two, it is important that your dog learns to behave properly around horses.
A lot of dogs love being messy. Your average dog will happily roll in mud, manure, or miscellaneous dead animals, dashing through grass and soil until they look like they’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards (for some dogs, this might be what actually happened!). A dirty dog will need to be cleaned up, and that means bath-time.
Lets face it, whenever we visit a new exciting place we always want to take our loved ones with us. Taking your dog with you on vacation reduces the stress and worry of not knowing how your dog is doing while not under your supervision. Moreover, this is exactly what our loyal companions want to be doing; that is to tag along with us!
Taking your dog with you for a day at the beach? Live in a hot, sunny country? Like us humans, some dogs love nothing more than lazing about, soaking in the warm sun. However, the sun can be a double edged knife. While getting some sun can be healthy, everything must be done in moderation.
Puppies are very good at getting into trouble! Young and still learning about the world around them, puppies may inadvertently break things, chew things, or pee on the carpet. Although they will eventually learn what’s what, it can be useful to crate train your puppy to keep him/her out of mischief.