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Puppy Training Videos
How to Take Care of Your Puppy if You Work
It's no secret that puppies need a lot of love, care and attention as they grow up. Find out how you can balance work with looking after your puppy.
Do Puppies Need Grooming?
When you bring a new puppy into your home, it's only natural to have lots of questions. We explore whether your new puppy requires grooming and look at some puppy grooming techniques.
What You'll Need When You Get a New Puppy
Welcoming a new puppy into your home is incredibly exciting but it doesn't come without its challenges. Find out how to keep your newest member of the family happy and safe.
How much sleep is healthy for my puppy
Puppies need a lot of sleep. It is an important part of how they learn and understand the world, and you should not disturb your puppy’s sleeping habits
How to Teach Your Puppy to Lie Down
The ‘down’ command can be useful in situations where you want your puppy to relax close to you or lie down on their bed when you’ve got company. It can also be helpful when you need your puppy to calm down, for example, if you’re in a public place.
When to switch to adult dog food
Most vets recommend switching to adult food when puppies are about one year old for small breeds, two years for large breeds.
Training your puppy with hand signals
Hand signals are fun to teach and easy for most puppies to understand. All you need to get started with your puppy are a few kibbles of food.
How to deal with puppy separation issues
If your puppy scratches at the door, cries or barks excessively, goes to the bathroom in the house, or chews things every time your family goes out, he may be suffering from separation issues.
Puppy boredom: tips to keep your puppy entertained
Just like kids stuck in the house on a rainy day, your puppy can get bored if left alone too long. He craves exercise and mental stimulation.
How to cut your puppy’s nails
There’s a lot you can do to keep your dog healthy and happy, like feeding him a proper diet and taking him out for exercise
House training your puppy: DOs and DON’Ts
House training is a huge step in every puppy’s life. It’s one of the first chances for your puppy to learn boundaries in your home and with you. So it’s important to create a routine.
Creating a safe garden for your puppy
Puppies love to explore their environments, so it’s good to know what can be dangerous around the garden. With a little bit of planning, you can have a lovely garden as well as a safe, happy puppy.
Games to play with your puppy
Games are a lot of fun, of course. They also bring you and your puppy closer together, while teaching him useful skills like retrieving, searching and obedience.
Feeding your puppy a well-balanced diet
Just like a baby, your puppy will grow up before you know it. In just one year (two for large breeds) your puppy’s bones and joints will grow to full size
Caring for your puppy's teeth
Just like us, puppies need good oral hygiene to stay healthy. Starting him off in the right way will help you maintain a clean mouth throughout his life.
Make your puppy part of the community
Your local area is your safe haven for the whole family, including your puppy. It’s that familiar place where day-to-day life unfolds. And it’s the same for your neighbours and their puppies.
Puppy weight: is your puppy putting on the kilos?
There’s a correct weight range for every age and breed of dog. Excessive weight gain can mean there’s an issue with your puppy, but the cause is usually the same – your puppy is eating more calories than he’s using.
Puppy socialisation by age
As a new pet owner, you want your puppy to interact well with other people and with other dogs. Socialising your puppy is an important step in his development and a key way of helping him grow to become a good citizen.
Congratulations: you’ve just begun one of the most important and fun friendships in life. The bond between a puppy and his owner is like no other. The first year of your puppy’s life is full of ups and downs – but mostly ups!
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