Puppy Preparation

Puppy Preparation and Arrival

Preparation is everything when you have a life as chaotic as mine. Two kids under 4, a husband, Marley and George the horse (in no particular order of favouritism!) takes serious planning to ensure all boxes are ticked and I have happy, well fed faces all around! So that’s exactly what I did when I…

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Introducing a Puppy to an Older Family Dog

It’s important to consider the personality of the older dog and it’s ability to cope when introducing a puppy. Dogs are highly social animals and generally enjoy the company of other dogs. If they are well socialised and generally accept other dogs well then the introduction should be straight forward. However, if you have a…

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Choosing the Puppy and Why Not to Take Two!

This blog is motivated by a consideration of emotion and rationale. I am in the privileged position of having first hand access to our puppy’s earliest developments as a result of choosing a dedicated and passionate breeder who is keeping me regularly updated on events! Considering the Approach in Choosing a Puppy I currently have…

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My Breeder & The Doggy Stats

It’s been a little while since my last blog. I have finally finished my Masters project and presented it to Middlesex University! It has been a long and arduous 3 years but boy am I pleased to be seeing the wood for the trees now and how exciting that I will be able to add…

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Kennel Club – BVA Breed Health Screening

Apologies in advance to you all as this blog is a little deep, however breed health screening is an important consideration when looking to acquire any dog. It will give an understanding of potential consequences. Essential medical checks are necessary to ensure any dog considered for breeding is suitable. These are available in order to…

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Spotlight on Stud Dog Hugo

OK, so here is the potential father to our little new arrival. My blog today is to give you some background on why I feel he is suitable, what’s involved in finding him a suitor and why there is and should be as much pressure on the stud dog owner to get this right as…

Puppy Advice Blog

Welcome to the Puppy Advice Blog

Welcome to my first introductory puppy advice blog. I guess if you have arrived here then you may also be considering adding a four legged, furry canine companion to your family, or you may have stumbled across this by chance and are just interested. Either way, thank you for reading and sharing my journey of…