Key Life Stages of a Dog

Key Life Stages

Caring for your dog through every life stage

Dog Key Life Stages: Puppies

5 Cool Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Now that your pup knows basic dog training, it’s time to teach them some cool dog tricks! Read our step-by-step article for advanced training top tips.
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Your Puppy’s First Day Home

Getting a new puppy is incredibly exciting for all the family, but it can be quite scary for your new pup. Find out how to deal with your puppy’s first day home with Purina.
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Common Puppy Problems for New Owners

A new puppy can be life-changing and at first, it may not always feel like it’s in the best way. We’ve asked dog owners what were their biggest puppy problems during the first few months so you can know what to expect.
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Preparing for a New Puppy? Here is what to Expect

New puppies are exciting, but there’s lots you need to do to prepare! Get ready for the excitement (and hard work) of puppy ownership with our guide.
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First Puppy Bath - The Survival Guide

Are you getting ready to bathe your puppy for the first time? Here is everything you need to know.

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What to Expect on Your Puppy's First Vet Visit

Get ready for your pup's first health check with our useful tips.

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How Much Does a Puppy Cost? All You Need to Know

If you're looking to bring a new puppy into your life, you may be wondering about the potential financial implications that come with it. Find out everything you need to know with our handy guide.
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Introducing Puppies and Children

Puppies and children can have a loving relationship when introductions are done right. Find out how to get their relationship off to a flying start.

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Dog Puberty

Dog puberty usually occurs when your pup is between 7 months and 2 years old and as with humans, it can bring a whole load of behavioural and physical changes. Find out everything you need to know about the signs of puberty in puppies and what you can expect in this handy guide.
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Puppy Separation Anxiety

Dogs are social and crave company by nature – that’s why they bond so well with us. However, if they’re not taught how to deal with being alone, this can lead to separation related problems, commonly known as separation anxiety. Keep reading to discover the common symptoms of puppy separation anxiety, and find out how you can help them overcome it with our useful guide.
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Top Tips for Socialising Your Puppy

There are only certain times during the development of your puppy’s brain when you can help them become a friendly and outgoing companion. This is how to support them during their first encounters with adults, kids, dogs and anything else life throws at them.
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How to Exercise Your Puppy

Healthy and happy puppies need their fair share of exercise. This is how to use play and walking effectively without going overboard.
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Top 5 Fun Puppy Sports for a Healthy and Happy Pup

Puppy sports are a great way to strengthen your bond, whilst also building fitness for both you and your dog!

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Brain Games and Puzzles to Play with Your Puppy

Exercising isn't just about daily walks. Discover puppy games that help improve concentration and engage their brain.
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Puppy Adolescence - How to Get Through the Teenage Years

Adolescence is a challenging time for both your pup and yourself. Learn how to get your stroppy puppy back to their normal selves.

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Essential Dog Accessories for Your Adolescent Puppy

When your little puppy grows up their requirements change, which means that you need to think about what kind of equipment your dog needs as they become a teenager! Read our guide for our top tips and advice to make the teenage years a breeze.
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How to Start Scent Training for Puppies

Your dog's sense of smell is one of their most powerful senses, so it only makes sense to start nose training when they're puppies! Learn more about how to scent train your dog with our helpful guide and advice.
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How to Stop Puppy Biting, Mouthing and Jumping up

It’s only natural for your puppy to nip, mouth and jump up, but when left unchecked these can turn into serious problems that could have been avoided.
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Puppy Sleeping Arrangements

When you get a new puppy figuring out their sleeping arrangements can be difficult. Find out what the best options for puppy beds are and if you really should let them sleep in your bed with you. 

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Puppy Car Travelling Tips Every Owner Should Know

Turn your new puppy into an excellent travel companion.

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How to Walk Dogs & Puppies On a Lead?

There’s nothing worse than a puppy that won’t stop pulling on the lead. It can be extremely tiring for both you and your pup and can turn a simple walk into a complete nightmare.
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Grooming Your Puppy - All Your Questions Answered

Find out everything you need to know about puppies and their grooming needs.
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Puppy Neutering - Your Questions Answered

We answer some of the most common questions owners have about puppy neutering and spaying.

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Vaccinations for Dogs and Puppies

Puppy vaccinations can be a bit confusing if you’re new to dog ownership, but they’re incredibly important to not only keep your beloved pup protected from life-threatening diseases, but to stop passing illnesses on to other dogs as well.
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Puppy Training Advice and Tips

In all the excitement of bringing your new puppy home, it’s important to remember to start their training right away. The sooner you introduce good habits, the better it will be for both of you as your puppy beings to understand basic commands and gets to grips with your house rules.
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Finding Your Perfect Puppy

It’s wonderful that you’re bringing a puppy into your happy, loving home! Once you’ve chosen your perfect breed, the next step is to find a responsible rescue centre or breeder where you can find a puppy to add to your family.
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Feeding Your Puppy - The Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about setting up your puppy with healthy eating habits to last them well into the adulthood.
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The Benefits of a Puppy Playpen

New puppies are full of mischievous energy, and their endless curiosity means they get their little noses into everything. That’s how they learn but it’s also how they get into trouble!
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