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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.

Tricks to Teach your Dog

Tricks to Teach your Dog

Fun Tricks to teach your Adult Dog

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not us, and certainly not Jedda.

When training, you need to make it fun, and you need to be energetic: Dogs will pick up on your energy levels!

This video shows some step-by-step guides to help you teach your adult dog some fun tricks.

How to teach your adult dog to shake

Step 1: Get your dog into a sit.

Step 2: Take an easily broken down treat like VitaPet Chicken Sticks in your enclosed hand, and have it sitting just in front of your dog's nose.

Step 3: The moment your dog takes their paw off the ground, let them know they've got it right by giving a treat.

Step 4: Then once they have done this 2-3 times, it's time to add your word. 'Shake'

Step 5: Final step is removing the treats from your hand, and using your word - which your dog should recognise.

 

How to teach your adult dog to rollover

Step 1: We start by getting your dog into the sit and then lie down position. Holding the treat in your enclosed hand at their nose, slowly bring your hand down to the dog’s feet.

Step 2: Then with the treat still in your enclosed hand, keeping it close to the nose, move your hand around their shoulder to try to get your dog off balance and roll over.

Step 3: At the point that they roll, give the treat.

Step 4: Then once they have done this 2-3 times, it's time to add your word. 'Rollover'.

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