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Toilet Training Puppies – Get it Right!

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One issue that always comes up with new puppy owners is toilet training. Firstly you have to keep in mind that a puppy won’t have full control over its bladder or bowels until it’s approx   4-6  months old, and of course this can be shorter or longer, each pup is an individual. To begin with […]

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Living with a Fearful Dog

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Fearful dogs don’t always present to us in the same way.   SHUT DOWN AND NON RESPONSIVE At one end if the spectrum are the dogs that are shut down and non responsive. The situation they’ve found themselves in is something they can’t deal with on any level, so, quite simply, they don’t.   These dogs […]

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Actions speak Louder than Words

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      Have you ever had your dog just look at you when you asked him to do something and even after repeating what you wanted a number of times, he still didn’t comply?     It’s likely he didn’t understand what you wanted.  Even if it was a command he’s done many times […]

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CAN TWO DOGS BE BETTER THAN ONE?

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  We lead busy lives these days which means our dogs are often left on their own for 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week.  A lot of dog owners decide to get a second dog – a companion and playmate for their best friend.   And for sure this can be a good thing, […]

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‘Ouch!’ When Puppies Bite

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        Is your relationship with your puppy starting to sour because of its’ constant nipping and mouthing of your hands, legs or any other body part it can get to?   Don’t give up hope.  Biting and mouthing is a very natural behaviour for a puppy and is how they explore the […]

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Thinking of Getting a Puppy?

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There’s nothing like a fluffy little bundle of joy to add so much to our lives.  And there are things you can do before you choose your new puppy to ensure that your puppies life (and hence yours) flows smoothly.   There are a number of questions you should ask yourself and discuss within your […]

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