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Fireworks and Noise Aversion Treatment Adult Dogs and Puppy Desensitisation  Sound Aversion: Some dogs may become very distressed and fearful when they hear loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, gunshots or traffic sounds, This can cause some dogs to become extremely anxious...
Why Dogs Have Behavioural Problems Fear of Infections and Disease: I have been asked on many occasions what are the main contributing factors of dog behavioural problems. Although it appears to be a simple question, things do not always have a simplistic answer. I have managed to...
For A Brilliant Recall, You Must Start Early Whistle Introductions: Often we introduce whistle commands far too late in the puppies training cycle. Starting pups very young on the whistle for recall and the sit and stay pays huge dividends, yet we often do not take this opportunity...
Puppies Crying and Distressed at Night You can sometimes overcome this problem very quickly by using high-value long lasting totally natural treats, I now manufacture my own range of  Air Dried Treats under EU exacting standards no meat or treats come from anywhere other than the EU. They...
Puppy Socialisation and Basic Training   Age to Home a Pup: It is well documented and fully accepted that puppies should not leave their mother and siblings until they are 7/8 weeks old. To take away a puppy before this time will mean that it has not been with its mother and...
 Buying and Choosing a Puppy Breeders: I bred my very first ever litter of puppies in 2017 despite owning and working dogs for 45 years There were seven puppies and I made sure I did everything right. That included 400 + people, children, and olde people handling them before...
Bite Inhibition Why Puppies Nip and Bite Why Puppies Bite: Puppies have painfully sharp little piranha-like teeth, almost like hypodermic needles. fortunately, the jaw muscles are extremely underdeveloped at this time in their life. One of the main reasons why you should never...
Preparation, Training, and Socialisation For Your New Puppy    Preparing For The New Puppy: Looking after a puppy can be a very time-consuming, and can involve a lot of hard work and stress. You obviously need to consider whether you can afford the time and patience to...
Introducing a Crate to a Puppy Instinct: Puppies and adult dogs have a natural liking for enclosed sleeping places. Think of how often dogs choose to sleep under the table, against a wall or behind the settee!. Dogs in the wild seek out a safe haven where predators could not easily...
How Breeders impact on our Dogs Behaviour and Health Part 1 the first eight weeks  Weeks 0 to 8: There is an old saying  “give me the child and I will show you the man” this was attributed to the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola. It referred to the first years...
Puppy Vaccinations, Socialisation and Classes Vaccinations and Socialisation You can have your new arrival meet other dogs and cats before your puppy vaccinations are complete. As long as those other animals have been vaccinated.  There is a vaccination that allows your dog to be...
Critical Periods in Puppies Psychological Growth (Part One ) Research: One of the most important and comprehensive studies on the development and behaviour of the domestic dog, from birth to one-year-old. This groundbreaking series of experiments and research lasted over a  13 year...
Why Is This Breed So Maligned? False Reporting: There have been lots of changes to the DDA (Dangerous Dogs Act) over the last few years These changes affect all dog owners. Especially if their dogs show any signs of aggression both indoors and outside. It has been reported that ...
Teething Remedies and Help for New Puppies Nipping and Biting: All Puppies go through a teething stage, where the gums are sore and painful.  What people do not realise is it can last for a whole year, depending on breed and size. It all starts around three weeks of age when...
Top Pet Names for 2013'Bella' has been revealed as the most popular pet name...The research, carried out by Veterinary Pet Insurance, lists 'Bella' as the most common name for both dogs as cats – a result that is in part attributed to the success of the 'Twilight' franchise, whose protagonist is...
Toilet Training With A Puppy or Adult Dog You Need a Good Safe Crate:  As a kennel or carrier you see them at airports because they are approved for flight They are either plastic with wire windows, or are all wire. The wire type can be collapsed down and transported quite easily,...
Toilet Training for Puppies  New Puppies: At birth a newborn puppy is unable to toilet on its own, It would actually die if it was not stimulated by the mother.  Mum licks the puppies around their genital areas,  this causes the pups to urinate and defecate...
The Whistle Will Become Your Best Friend For Recall Often, we introduce recall and whistle commands too late in the dogs training cycle. Starting pups and dogs very young on the whistle for the sit-stay, and recall pays huge dividends. Yet we often do not take this opportunity. See...
 Introducing a New Dog or Puppy to Existing Dog Household    Choosing The New Dog If the new dog is an adult, try to select a dog that is to the best of your knowledge accustomed to other dogs, (i.e one that is socialised).  You should know your current...
Buying Two Puppies The incidence of owners purchasing "Siblings", either same-sex or brother and sister from the same litter or two puppies from different litters and breeds but of similar ages is now more prevalent than at any other time in living memory. The old professional dogmen and...
The Crossbreed Designer Dog Craze Disaster or Success? The First Designer Dogs: Something seismic happened in the 1980s. The so-called first designer dogs were created by a man called Wally Conron. Wally was the puppy-breeding manager at the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia. A...
INSTINCT and DRIVE   The Controlling Influences on Domestic Dogs. Very few dog owners or breeders understand the difference between intelligence, instinct and drive   Instinct and Drive: Obedience work and basic training do not always give us the dogs we really wish...
This is some pictures of the Sire and Dam that I own and their litter of 7 puppies they are working Cocker Spaniels. The pups were born Easter Friday 14th April 2017 It also includes a little video of them at three weeks. old and their pedigrees.I will add more pictures shortly   All...
    Critical Periods That All New Puppy Owners Must Know The period between 0 and 16 weeks is the most important period in your puppies life. This period covers the human socialisation period 0 to 12 weeks and canine socialisation period 0 to 16 weeks He will learn more during that...

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