So you want to buy a puppy?

Here are some notes which may help in your choice of a new puppy – whatever the breed. Puppies need to be exposed to human company, handling, and the sights, sounds and smells of a normal home – music, washing machine, vacuum cleaner etc from an early age....

Oh … The Joys of Puppy Care!

A word to all those who think that looking after cute and cuddly, squeaky, wriggly, adorable little puppies is a breeze. Forget it!  the mum’s appetite will shoot through the roof, and she will be having 4 to 5 meals a day.  Mind you, she won’t eat it from...

Toilet Training puppies

Ideally, toilet training should begin with the breeder, and needs to be continued when you get home.  I always place tiny puppies on newspaper whilst I clean out their bed (several times a day). The action of waking them up stimulates them to pee and the feel of...

Settling your new puppy into your home.

Just how do you settle a new puppy, or an older dog for that matter into his new home? This can be very stressful for them and you! Plug in a Adaptil diffuser near to puppy’s bed 3 to 4 days before picking puppy up. This simulates the mother’s natural hormones and...

Why Vaccinate?

Whether pedigree or mongrel, un-vaccinated dogs and young puppies are at risk from a number of diseases which can result in permanent health damage and even death. Regular vaccinations can prevent some of these diseases. Newborn puppies, feeding from their mothers,...