Pet Info RSS

When getting a new puppy, you will have lots of questions regarding behaviour and how best to train them. Here are some top tips to help you navigate important issues such as basic commands, recall and positive reinforcement. It’s really important to have a well-behaved dog, not just for yourself but for everyone else around too, i.e. family. Guests and other dogs you may meet in the park. This makes life so much easier and will make your experience and time with your puppy much more enjoyable. Toilet Training Don’t be harsh on your pup when there are toilet training...

Read more

Vaccinations Puppies are usually given their core vaccines via two injections at 8 and 10 weeks of age. Sometimes the timing may vary depending on the type of vaccine given. Vaccinations are given for several rather unpleasant diseases. We will explain more about these below. Core Vaccines Parvovirus - this is a very infectious and horrendous disease that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting. It is often fatal and unfortunately relatively common in unvaccinated puppies. Infectious Canine Hepatitis- this is thankfully a very rare virus but it is serious as it can cause severe liver failure. Leptospirosis- this a rare bacterial...

Read more

The First 24 Hours Be aware that whilst the first 24-hours will be extremely exciting for you, it can be a stressful time for your puppy. Bear in mind that they have just been separated from their mum and will not know what is going on, or that they are moving to a new home. Do whatever you can to create a relaxed and settled environment for them. Then, over time, your puppy can get used to more and more space and explore the rest of your house. Maybe the sitting room to begin with and then your pup will...

Read more

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time and it is easy to forget some of the most basic things during this time. So, here is a list of things to remember: Dog bowls Dog treats Food- the same as what your pup is currently eating Dog bed Crate Bedding for crate Toileting tray Lots of chews and toys Lead Collar Harness Adaptil - (calming dog pheromone) Picking up your puppy With a new puppy, you will generally pick them up from the breeder when they are between 8-12 weeks old. They will usually have been microchipped and have...

Read more

Getting a puppy is a really exciting experience. They are really cute and lovable companions that will change your life forever, prospective pet owners need to be properly prepared as they are taking on a huge responsibility. 

Read more

ProofFactor