How old is your dog?
Congratulations on smashing the first year as a puppy parent. It’s rewarding, sometimes trying, but mostly full of unconditional love. Well done on raising a healthy, happy pup!
Smaller breeds will have finished the final stages of growth and muscle development by now, but larger breeds will still have a way to go. It might be time to adjust how much and how often you are feeding them.
That soft, fluffy puppy fur will have been replaced by their adult coat. This may be a more drastic change in some breeds and more subtle in others, so make sure you have a good grooming regime in place.
You’ll also both be off to the vet for your dog’s first annual health check and yearly vaccinations. Arrive armed with all of your questions about their health and wellbeing.
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Washing & Grooming your Short Haired Dog
Short haired dogs have different grooming needs than long haired dogs. Here's some tips on the best way to wash and groom them.
Why dogs lick people and How to Reduce Excessive Licking
Licking is a normal behaviour for dogs but excessive licking can be problematic & a symptom of an underlying health or behavioural issue.
Why dogs scratch People & Things and How to Reduce Problem Scratching
Most scratching is completely normal and instinctual for dogs, but can be problematic when they scratch people or things.
Why dogs Chew People & Things and How to Reduce Problem Chewing
Chewing can become a problem in puppies or dogs who chew excessively or chew on people’s hands, clothes or items we don’t want them to chew.
Why dogs Bite People & Other Animals and How to Prevent It
Why do dogs bite people, other dogs & other animals, and what can be done to prevent dog bites?
Why dogs bark and how to reduce excessive barking
Why do dogs bark and what can you do if your dog barks excessively?
Why does my puppy wee when they get excited?
Find out why some puppies wee when they get excited and how you can avoid excited wee accidents.
Taking your Dog to a Professional Groomer
Grooming is an important part of dog ownership. So how do you choose the right groomer for you and your dog?
Is my dog an Introvert or Extrovert
What do introverted and extroverted mean and how can you tell where your dog falls on the scale?