Puppies and Dogs For Sale in UK

Your Dog Understands And Responds To 150 Words In The Human Language!

September 2nd, 2016

Did you know your dog can learn as many as 150 words? This is reason enough to teach your canine companion words beyond sit, stay, and come.

Your furry buddy’s willingness and ability to learn new words can also help with the training.

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Make These Easy And Healthy Dog Treats In Just 3 Minutes

August 29th, 2016

An adult dog’s diet SHOULD consist of at least 20% vegetables. Vegetables are an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and essential minerals and must be included in the daily meal plan. Most owners however don’t have enough time to make homemade dog food and rely on the packaged stuff.

While rich in minerals and vitamins, packaged dog food can fall behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Four Essential Commands To Tech Up Your PUP

August 25th, 2016

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Understanding the Difference between Male and Female Dogs

July 21st, 2016

Thinking of adopting a puppy? This thought is almost always followed by: a male or female? Is it important to consider the gender when adopting?  It is, especially if you live in a multi-dog home.

Same Sex Dogs Can Increase Tension, Rivalry, and Aggression in the Household

You won’t have any trouble when the new addition is a puppy, but as dogs grow older, they may show signs of aggression, tension and rivalry if living under the same room as other dogs of the same sex.Male and Female Dogs

Sometimes, even family members (littermates, mother-daughter, and father-son) don’t see eye to eye and fight in a constant show of dominance.

All of this and more makes it important to know what sex will be preferable before contacting a puppy or dog seller. Read the rest of this entry »

When Should You Take Your Puppy To The Vet?

July 20th, 2016

It depends. Most vets suggest bringing in the puppy to see a vet within the first week of bringing him or her home.Loss of Appetite

This will also depend on the recommendations of your pup’s breeder. However, some breeders give new pup owners a finite period, or within the first 72 hours after taking your little ball of fluff home. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Puppy Care Essentials

June 4th, 2016

Not many things are as rewarding or exciting as bringing in a new pup to your home. The puppy grows to become a canine partner to give you years of love, care and loyalty, as long as you keep providing the little guy with food, shelter and love in return.Puppy Tag

At Puppies for Sale, we love to keep our customers updated on tips they can use to take care of their puppies.

In this blog, we will shed light on 5 puppy care essential that you should definitely invest in: Read the rest of this entry »

7 Steps To Choosing The Right Breed Of Puppy

June 2nd, 2016

Want a puppy, but not really sure what breed? It is a problem that most of us face. There are so many of those little canines out there. All of them are so adorable, tempting you to bring them all home.Puppie

At Puppies for Sale, our pros have put together an important checklist/guide to help you choose the right breed of puppy, according to your preferences. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Dogs Be Good Watchers?

September 28th, 2015

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People and dogs have always had long lasting relationships, ever since the inception of civilization. History depicts that man first tamed dogs along with other domestic animals for their survival. History also showed how dogs guarded their belongings and helped them with hunting in ancient times.

When man learned to hunt, they would also require someone to guard their belongings back home. Among their belongings, there were other domestic animals being reared, which would later become food for survival. If their domestic animals were left alone, there was a strong chance these domestic animals would be killed, or eaten by the many other predators around and even other people or tribes. This is the one of the major reasons they used dogs as watchers and to guard their valuable possessions, their lives depended on it.

From observation, we came to know that dogs could be very loyal to their masters. And, dogs would not expect too much in return for their services. They were also happy to serve their masters, not just for the food, but also for their master’s love towards them. This is how dogs became essential for watching their belongings back in ancient times.

Over the course of time, man quickly learned that dogs are intelligent and brave. Dogs are quick learners as well. Moreover, they can follow instructions from their masters, if trained. From this idea, we thought to utilise them in different ways too. They then also found them to be strong and courageous. Their courage and intelligence made man decide to take dogs with them whenever they were hunting.

Dogs would not just guard the belongings of their masters but also help them in hunting and driving away other animals. They became a part of their lives. Their children would also play with the dogs. The affection for dogs can obviously be seen in most civilized societies. People know now how good dogs can be as watchdogs and to help guard their homes or alert people from their premises. It is a great deterrent, used for 100’s of years. This is just one of the many joys and services dogs offer our society today.

If You Suffer From Depression, A Dog May Be Able to Help

September 14th, 2015

moka-happy-dog3It is quite interesting to see that people who tend to keep pets at their homes are hardly known to suffer from any kind of stress or depression. Pet dogs have a special tendency to arrest the attention of their owners. They keep their owner indulged thereby defeating depression to quite an extent. Pet owners spend a lot of their leisure with their pets. They keep them underfoot and take them anywhere they go. Such people hardly think hard upon facts that are bothering and depressing. Thus, it has been seen that people who have pets are much healthier and fitter than those without.

Pet dogs tend to seek a lot of attention from their owners by behaving naughtily and doing silly things. They are no lesser than small kids who bring out the hidden love of their parents. Even medical reports have revealed that people who suffer from depression, could consider keeping pets at their homes, to help stay happy and indulged.

A dog requires being groomed, bathed, trained and loved. Such activities can really give the owner purpose and keep them entertained. By looking after the pet, a person tends to forget his own troubles and ailments. Such a person stays busy and can enjoy a healthier and better life.

By giving affection to the dog, one tends to relax the nervous system. People who hug, rub and stroke their dogs have been clinically proven to be less stressed. Giving affection to their dog, lowers the blood pressure and therefore greatly enhances the quality of life.

A pet renders unconditional love. It protects, cares, nurtures and acts like an ideal companion. The relationship between the dog and the owner is quite calming, soothing, pleasurable and relaxing. Presence of a pet at home eliminates negativity and loneliness from life. A pet keeps on sitting by your side thereby creating a presence in the home. People who suffer from emptiness feel much better after bringing pets home.

By taking the dog for a walk, buying groceries and food stuff, one tends to bring lot of entertainment to their life. The main problem with depressed people is they multiply their stress levels by getting stuck in to the mundane activities of life. By having a pet, one tends to look after the necessities of their dog which becomes a major part of life. It helps one to come out of repetitive schedule thereby combating stress and depression to a great extent.

While going for a pet, it is not necessary for one to particularly choose a certain breed. By bringing a pet home and caring for it in the loving way they deserve, you are sure to experience a dramatic change in your life. Within few months, you shall be miles away from your stress, thereby relishing a healthier life altogether. Please remember though a dog requires a lot of work, time and attention. You must ensure you have plenty of time to care of them before considering owning one.

What Training Collar is Right for My Dog?

October 16th, 2013

For many first time pet owners, the challenge of picking the right dog collar during their dog’s training is not always an easy one. Many people mistakenly assume that dog collars are all alike—after all, “a collar is a collar!” However, there are actually different types of dog collars; some of these are made with specific types of training or behavior in mind, while others may simply be up to the dog owner’s preference. Let’s take a look at the types of dog training collars to help you choose the right kind of collar for your dog-in-training.

Traditional Collars

Types_of_Training_Collars_for_DogsSome dog owners choose to use traditional collars during training. Traditional dog collars are usually made of a thick nylon material which should be fitted comfortably around the dog’s neck–snug enough to fit two fingers between the neck and the collar is usually a good rule of thumb. Traditional collars should not be too loose, which can cause them to become snagged and possibly choke the dog; but they should not be tight enough to cause coughing or restrict breathing. If you are training a puppy, you may need to loosen the collar frequently as they grow or purchase a new collar for safety.

Traditional collars, for many dog owners, are a perfectly acceptable type of training collar. If the dog has an agreeable disposition and is not experiencing much difficulty being trained, then a basic collar combined with a traditional leash and other training methods–such as a clicker and treats–may be all that they require.

Pronged Collars

Prongedcollars, which are sometimes referred to as pinch collars, contain blunt prongs on the inside of the collar. The pronged collar is designed to be used as a temporary collar for dogs which are very stubborn or difficult to train, especially when it comes to proper walking behavior. When a pronged collar is gently pulled, the prongs will cause the dog discomfort.

Pronged collars are only recommended as a last resort for dogs that have proven to be very stubborn or difficult to train. Physical correction–in this case through the use of prongs–is generally considered to be a last resort as well.

Chain Slip Collars

Chain slip collars, more commonly referred to as choke collars, and are commonly used for dogs that are persistent leash pullers, strong-willed or are not responding to training using a traditional dog collar. A choke collar uses a pull-and-release action, which will let the dog know that their behavior is not acceptable and that you desire a different type of behavior. Like pronged collars, choke collars are considered to be best used for stronger, stubborn breeds who do not respond as easily to traditional collar training as other dog breeds.

Choke collars should only be worn during training sessions, and should not be used for dogs that have delicate throats or tracheas, such as smaller breeds. If you intend to use a choke collar, you should have a professional dog trainer demonstrate the proper and safe way to use it before using it yourself.