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Bringing Your Puppy Home

Bringing home a new puppy is a really exciting time and one that can be made a lot easier with the right planning before you get your puppy. We’ve put together a list of some things we think are important for people to think of before they bring their puppy home. Puppy Toys and Equipment A lot of people do …

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Puppy Schools, the good, the bad and the ugly

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When people decide to add a puppy to their family one of most common pieces of advice they hear is ‘take it to puppy school!’ Unfortunately, not all puppy schools are created equal, and many people don’t realise that a badly run puppy school can do their puppy a lot of harm and potentially long term damage.   Puppy owners …

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Dogs need to Learn how to LEARN

Many times I see dogs that are trained well, they can complete the task on cue and are reasonably reliable, but when you attempt to train them a new exercise, they return a blank look? Many people when training their dogs take on the responsibility of leading the dog through the exercise to reward, this works (clearly), but it doesn’t …

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Week 1 down, many to go!

In Venoms first week with me, I was pretty keen to get the routine down straight so he knew what to expect and be happy with it. A major problem I see with dogs today is that they are protesting as their expectations are not being met. These expectations don’t come boxed with a puppy, we install them. I advise …

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