Caring for puppyTaking those first few steps with a new puppy? Well this is a good place to start for training hints, practical tips, health advice and nutritional information to give your puppy the best start in life.
Puppies don't come with a set of instructions
A new puppy in the house is fun and exciting, but just like a new baby, he doesn't come with an instruction manual. So we've put together a few basic essentials you'll need to know to help you in the early days and weeks. Your puppy will find the move from his litter to your home exciting, but it can also be quite overwhelming.
Puppy Training and Behaviour
Everyone wants a puppy that's well behaved, happy and sociable, but you'll only get from him what you give. That's why it's very important to start training early. Indeed, training will have probably started before you've collected him; your puppy may have been taught some basic obedience as well as toilet training.
Throughout the weeks and months of your puppy's first, formative year, he'll encounter a vast variety of experiences, most of them happy and pleasant, but not all. So to help you prepare for the days ahead, here are a few pitfalls to watch out for, and some advice should your pet have the occasional not-so-nice experience. Christmas: not such a happy time for a puppy Unfortunately, Christmas could be the worst time to bring a new puppy into your home and life.
Health and wellbeing
Whatever the breed, all puppies develop in the same way; they pass through the same stages from infancy to maturity. Not only is it interesting for you to know about these stages, it is also important that you should be aware of what your puppy is capable of at any particular time of his life.