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Your first night with a puppy

Congratulations on your new puppy! Your journey together is just beginning. Read on for tips that will help you and your puppy get through your first night together.

How to settle your puppy down

January 25, 2024

It’s been a big day for your puppy. They might not want to settle down to sleep. Here are our tips on how you can calm them down.

Is your home puppy proof?

There are several household items that are danger to puppies. Puppy proof your house to keep them out of your puppy’s reach.

Check your house is safe

February 8, 2024

Your puppy will find trouble in any room of the house. Here are the things to look out for when puppy proofing your home.  

What’s the best way to introduce your puppy to your family?

Did you know there’s a right way to introduce your new puppy to the rest of your family, both the human and four-legged members? 

How to introduce your puppy to kids

January 23, 2024

If you have kids, especially young kids, it’s important you supervise their first introduction to your new puppy.

Introducing your puppy and older dog

February 23, 2024

New puppies can be overwhelming, just ask your older dog. Here’s how you should introduce them to keep both parties safe.

How to introduce your puppy and cat

December 19, 2023

Not all cats hate dogs, especially if they’re introduced slowly and calmly. Here’s how to introduce puppies and cats the right way.

Toilet training

When you first get your puppy, they probably don’t know that they should toilet outside. You need to teach them.

How to toilet train your puppy

January 25, 2024

Toilet training is all about consistency and patience. Follow these tips and you’ll have your puppy toilet trained in no time.

Help your puppy settle in

Going to their new home is a Big Deal for a puppy. It can take them a while to adjust and feel at home. But there are lots of things you can do to help them feel comfortable.

Help your puppy feel at home

February 8, 2024

It will take your puppy time to adjust to life in their new home. But there are things you can do to help them feel more comfortable.

Keep your puppy safe

Puppies are like toddlers: they’re likely to bolt at any second and love to stick things in their mouths. It’s up to us to keep them safe as they learn the ways of the world.

When is it safe to take your puppy outside?

January 24, 2024

Be careful taking your puppy out in public before they’re fully vaccinated. Why? Because your pup is vulnerable to some deadly viruses.

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