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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.

2-3 months

Welcome home little one! Let the adventure begin. We guarantee you, your lives will never be the same – in the best way possible.

Puppies generally go to their new homes at about nine weeks of age. By now, your house should be fully puppy-proof with all toxins and hazards removed, a designated sleeping area and plenty of toys.

Make it a priority to introduce toilet training, a meal schedule and some basic treat-based training to help your pup adjust to their new routine. It’s also important to stick to the vaccination schedule your breeder or non-breeder had started in their first few weeks of life.

A well-socialised pup who has been exposed to different stimuli and new situations has a better chance of growing into a well-adjusted dog, so consider enrolling your new mate into puppy pre-school at this age.

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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.

Is it safe to feed my dog table scraps?

Your dog will often hang around even before you know it’s dinner time. But is feeding table scraps to dogs actually safe?

Keeping your Dog Cool in Summer

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?

Puppy Adult Weights

Find out how big your precious puppy is likely to be when they grow up into an adult.