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Archive for March, 2011

Puppy Lead Training

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Before you even contemplate taking your puppy out on a lead for the first time you need to ensure they are used to the sensation of wearing both a collar and a lead, you can start placing a light puppy collar on your pup at an early stage at home. You will probably encounter resistance at the beginning and your pup will do everything in their power to remove the collar, literally pop it on for less than five minutes to start with and then remove it.

When you take the collar off ensure you give your puppy praise and a small puppy sized treat as this will reinforce that you are pleased with their behaviour, the following day place the collar on again and leave it on for a longer period of time. Follow the same routine on the build up to taking them out for the first time, incorporate the lead along with the collar and simply encourage your puppy to follow you whilst leading them gently along. You can include the garden so your pup can be introduced to the sensation of being lead in an outside environment. A puppy harness is also a great idea as this alleviates any undue strain from your pup’s collar on their neck.


Puppy Housetraining

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Unfortunately puppies do not generally arrive in your household all pre-trained in the art of knowing where they are supposed to relieve themselves, so it is your responsibility to show them the way.

Puppies all share a common need to relieve themselves at certain key points during their day:

– After feeding

– After sleeping

– After playing


A Child’s Love

Monday, March 14th, 2011

There is nothing more captivating than watching a child and a puppy grow up together as the bond between them is generally unbreakable; the heart-warming sight of a teenager playing with the same, now adult dog is very rewarding. People often question which breed of dog is best to have around small children and which ones can be completely trusted, well personally I would not totally let my guard down with any breed of dog, as you can never be too careful when it comes to children and dogs, even puppies.

The problem is a child does not really comprehend that pulling the dog’s ears or tail is not just as much fun for the puppy as it is for them! Most pups will tolerate a certain amount of rough play and then discreetly crash out as if to say ‘enough is enough’ but some may not have the same level of tolerance and nip a persistent child.

Public Dogs

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The best dogs to take out in public places are those canines that have been well socialised as puppies as they are familiar with the incredible array of sights and sounds the big outdoors contains.

Not only this but they will also know what is expected from them in the way of their general behaviour; if you look into the marvellous work that the Guide Dog puppy walkers do  you will see that there is so much more going on than purely walking. The Guide Dog puppies are taught from a very young age how to react in certain situations; they are almost overloaded with information. They are taken on bus, train and car rides and taken to some very busy places to adapt to crowds of people.