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Puppy Care Hub - First Month

Teach your puppy good sleeping habits

Got a young puppy? Prepare yourself for a few weeks of interrupted sleep.

How to get your puppy to sleep through the night

January 7, 2024

For the first few weeks, puppies will wake up regularly through the night. Here are some tips that might help your pup sleep for more than a few hours at a time.

Naughty puppy?

Puppies don’t know right from wrong until they’re taught what’s acceptable. It’s up to us to teach good manners and reinforce them.

How to stop my puppy biting

February 19, 2024

Puppies explore with their mouths. They don’t know that biting is bad. Here’s how you can stop their nippy behaviour.

Why do puppies pee when excited?

December 21, 2023

No one likes cleaning up dog pee, but sometimes puppies can’t help it. Find out how to stop excited piddle problems.

Why is my puppy scared of dogs?

December 12, 2023

Is your puppy reluctant to interact with other dogs? Here’s how you can help them overcome that fear.

Having a wee bit of trouble with toilet training?

Your puppy learns at their own pace. Stay patient and consistent with toilet training and your puppy will be house trained before you know it.

Read our toilet training guide

January 25, 2024

Some puppies take a while to get the hang of toilet training. Follow our tips to help keep your puppy on track.

What is crate training?

Crate training is the process of training your dog to be calm and comfortable in a crate.

Should I crate train my puppy?

February 16, 2024

Did you know that crate training has many benefits? It creates a safe space, can help with toilet training, can prevent destructive behaviour, and more.

Is your puppy ready for their first adventure?

Once your puppy is fully vaccinated, they can venture out to make new friends! Here are some tips to help you prepare your puppy for their outdoor adventures.

At what age can puppies go outside?

January 24, 2024

Your puppy should be fully vaccinated before you take them out in public areas. Read on to find out why.

How to leash train a puppy

January 23, 2024

Taking a puppy for a walk isn’t as simple as clipping on a lead. They need to learn how to walk calmly beside you.

Your pup's first trip to the dog park

December 26, 2023

Taking your puppy to the dog park for the first time? Here are some tips to help make it a positive experience.

Ready to introduce your puppy to grooming?

Grooming is an important part of caring for a dog. Make your puppy’s first exposure to baths, brushes, and groomers a good one.

How to wash a puppy

December 16, 2023

Washing your puppy for the first time? Good luck staying dry! Read our guide on how to introduce your puppy to baths.

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