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How to socialise your new puppy

What is socialisation? There is a critical socialisation period is thought to be 3- 12 weeks. During this window of a time it’s imperative that a puppy has been carefully exposed to a range of different experiences in a controlled and managed way. Socialisation refers...

What to think about before you get a puppy

Aside from the budget considerations of costs of veterinary insurance, training, equipment, food, holiday care, and dog walkers (if you need one) and family considerations such as any existing allergies here are some things to research: Different breeds have different...

Puppy Training – how to prevent problem behaviour with your puppy

You’ve welcomed your new puppy home! Congratulations. There are many things you can do to set you and your puppy up for success. Here are some guidelines: Feeding When your puppy is eating regularly walk past and drop some food into their bowl, this will help to...

How to prevent resource guarding and possessiveness in puppies

Resource guarding is a really important topic that I don’t think enough people are aware of – I know I wasn’t when I first started working with dogs. Resource guarding can occur when a dog feels threatened that you’re going to take an item that they think is of great...

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