Welcome to VitaPet Central For Dogs

Building a strong and lasting relationship with your pet is one of the most exciting, joyous and, sometimes, challenging adventures of your life - and that’s where we come in.

We’ve created a place you can go for trusted advice, practical support and recommendations.

Because we get pets, so you can too.

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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

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Perfect Pocket Training Treats

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Positive Reinforcement Dog Training & Motivation

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.

Road Tripping with your Dog

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 Park Etiquette

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?

Dog Recall Training

Tips on dog recall training, to get your dog to come to you when you call them.

How to Stop a Puppy from Biting

Biting is a natural puppy behaviour, but how do you make sure it doesn't disturb you or your family.

What are Puppies Scared Of

A puppy's fears should be split into different stages.

Things That Are Bad for Dogs

So, is chocolate really harmful to dogs?

How to Help a Dog Scared of Thunder

Tips to help your pooch to not be scared of thunderstorms.

Puppy Sleep Training

As well as toilet training, and basic commands like sit and stay, your puppy also needs sleep training.

Toilet Training your Puppy

Three easy steps for puppy toilet training success

Reasons why your Dog Might Bite Kids

Kids and dogs can share a wonderful relationship but did you know that kids are most at risk of a dog bite injury?

Managing Dog Behavioural Issues

It pays to keep an eye on these issues before they truly become ‘problems'. Here's how you can address them.