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?

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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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Dr. Lauren Bleaken answers some common dog behaviour questions.

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Tricks to Teach your Dog

Shelley with the help of Jedda show you, step-by-step.

Crate Training a Dog

Teaching a puppy is going to be easier, but you can still teach your adult dog to use a crate.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Tips to identify and minimise the impact of separation anxiety in your pets.

Clicker Training Your Dog

Dr Jess Beer giving tips on clicker training your dog in this short video.

How to Train your Dog to Walk on a Lead

Dr Jess Beer explains the essence of training your dog to behave while walking on a lead.