January 15, 2018

Questions arise regularly in puppy class about dog food.  Often the question is raised in relation to a feeding or toileting issue, or sometimes owners are just curious.

So what is the best food for your dog?  Well I'm not planning to advise you dash out and buy br...

January 6, 2018

I heard a great story this evening from one of my puppy customers that demonstrated taking a golden opportunity & turning it into a training session.

Baxter Labradoodle's owners had a party over Christmas and were worried that 6 month old Baxter might find it difficult...

January 5, 2018

I receive calls asking about training classes from owners with dogs of all ages.  Some even call before they bring their new puppy home.  So, when is the right time, what do they need to learn and how do you find a good class?

It is never too soon to start teaching...

January 4, 2018

This is an area that people often receive conflicting advice about.  How much is too much?  What type of exercise is OK?

Firstly, it is important not only to provide physical exercise for your pup but also mental stimulation.

I like to use the Puppy Culture(TM) exer...

January 3, 2018

Hope the first night went well.

As promised here is my formula for successful house training.

  • If you have started to use a lead, then take the pup outside on it.  When they have completed their ablutions, you can reward them and let them off in the garden for a bit o...

January 2, 2018

Puppies are not necessarily born being able to spend time alone without getting worried about it.  It’s a skill they need to learn, and this usually starts with overnight.  You may have decided that your new puppy will sleep downstairs either in a crate or pen or often...

January 1, 2018


Are you planning to get a new puppy this year?  

Getting puppies off on the right foot is crucial and the early days with new owners usually consists of a vet visit for registration and vaccination, sometimes sleepless nights and starting the house...

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