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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Training for Good Grooming Behaviour

Why do some dogs hate going to the groomer and how can we teach them good grooming behaviour?

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?

Dog Breed Temperaments

Breed temperaments are innate and predisposed ways a certain breed tends to respond to a range of stimuli. What temperament is your dog?

First Night with a New Puppy

Tips to ensure you're prepared for the first night at home with your new puppy.

First Week with a New Puppy

What does your new puppy need to settle into their new home and family?

First Month with a New Puppy

What does your puppy need during its first month at home? Tips to ensure the first month with your new puppy runs smoothly.

Puppy Crying

Why do new puppies cry and how can we help reduce crying and calm a new puppy?

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?

Bored Dogs - Beating the Backyard Blues

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.

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.