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Brain training for puppies

A puppy next to a clock
Dogs are highly intelligent creatures and enjoy learning new things throughout their lives, naturally they are even more inquisitive as puppies. Getting into the habit of providing your puppy with mental exercise as well as physical will benefit you both. Often, owners teach their dog a few basic commands as ...
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How can I train my puppy not to jump up?

A puppy licking its owner on the neck
Puppies are constantly learning about the world and what behaviours work for them. This means that if you are not actively teaching your puppy to behave in the correct manner, he may be learning behaviours you do not like. One of these is the learnt behaviour of jumping up to ...
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What are separation problems and how to avoid them?

An owner giving her puppy a hug
Most puppies learn to cope when their owners go to work, but for some dogs being left alone can result in problematic behaviours developing that need to be tackled. What are separation problems? Dogs are social animals and when left alone they can become destructive, wee and poo indoors, excessively ...
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Grass seed injuries and your puppy

A puppy rolling on its back in the grass
For such tiny objects, grass seeds can cause a lot of trouble, especially in the summer months. Puppies can often get them lodged in their ear canals or between their toes when romping outside or on a walk, and they can cause a lot of pain and irritation. It’s hard ...
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Why do puppies bark and what can you do about it?

A puppy barking whilst out for a walk
Barking is a natural form of communication for puppies and a dog would hardly be a dog if it didn’t bark sometimes. Dogs bark for many and varied reasons, from a greeting to an alarm call, and to do so is perfectly normal. Barks will differ from one dog to ...
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Socialising your puppy – Part 2

Two puppies being cheeky with a hat
At 8 weeks we started to introduce the idea of “socialising” your puppy with the big wide world. This is an exciting part of your puppy’s development for both you and them, everything is new and this is your opportunity to help them understand what’s going on in their surroundings. ...
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How can I puppy proof my home?

A puppy staring at the camera
There are lots of things to think about when you first get a new puppy. You want to make sure they feel comfortable and safe in their new home, but at the same time you also want to make sure that your possessions kept out of harms way. Here are ...
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What are the most popular puppy names?

A puppy looking up at its owner
Choosing a name for your dog can be the result of hours of deliberation or decided by the toss of a coin or even a family vote! As the UK’s number 1 pet insurer, we insure a lot of puppies and we see a lot of puppy names. In fact, ...
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