How old is your dog?
That little ball of fluff you brought home is now almost fully grown. They will have revealed their own quirky personality and chances are you’re inseparable like Turner and Hooch, Scooby Doo and Shaggy, Ghost and John Snow.
Between six and 12 months they will continue to grow and fill out, putting more muscle mass onto their bones. That means you can increase their exercise but make sure to watch for their cues of fatigue.
At this stage, it’s good to keep extending your puppy’s exposure to new and novel environments, friends (both human and dog) and even other species (like cats) with caution.
You’re also ready for one of the biggest changes for your pup – desexing. This is usually done around six months old, so speak to your vet now. Final adult teeth should come through by seven months, so think about dental care.
Filter articles by
What do introverted and extroverted mean and how can you tell where your dog falls on the scale?
Problems with digging, excessive barking and destructive chewing? Your dog might be bored. Here's some simple things you can do to help beat these backyard blues.
The key to positive reinforcement dog training and behaviour modification is finding what motivates your dog the most to follow your instructions or perform a behaviour.
Your dog will often hang around even before you know it’s dinner time. But is feeding table scraps to dogs actually safe?
Dogs can suffer from heat stress more often than humans do, due to their furry coats, higher core body temperatures and how they use their bodies to cool down. So how do you keep them cool during the hotter months?
Find out how big your precious puppy is likely to be when they grow up into an adult.
Your pets love having extra quality time to spend with their families, the holidays also bring a number of risks and dangers to your pets. Here's some tips to keep your pets safe around the home during the holiday season.
At some stage you may need to take your dog on a plane with you. Here's our tips on how to transport your dog on a plane as safely as possible.
It is very common to organise a road trip with your dog with everything else in the back seat. To ensure it all goes smoothly, here are 5 top tips to help you prepare for taking a dog on a road trip with you.
Dog parks are perfect for your pooches to play, let off steam, and socialise with other dogs. So how do you make sure it's also fun for everyone?