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Parent Category: Dog Talk
Last Updated: 03 August 2015
Created: 30 September 2013

So you just got a new little friend? … Wonderful — Congratulations!

First of all I hope you know that you should not even think of keeping a puppy or young dog if they are to be left alone for very long. Reputable breeders and rescue centres will not contemplate releasing a dog to a home where it is likely they will be left alone for four hours or more. In the case of a puppy, they shouldn’t really be left alone for even as much as an hour!

Would you believe that not all potential owners realise that dogs don’t always come ready trained… and it can take anything from a couple of weeks to more than two months to completely toilet train a puppy or young dog?

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Parent Category: Dog Talk
Last Updated: 04 August 2015
Created: 30 September 2013

You don’t really want to train your dog to be aggressive … do you? That could be a disaster not only for others but also for you and your dog!

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Parent Category: Dog Talk
Last Updated: 17 September 2015
Created: 15 September 2013

There are many reasons why a dog might be stressed. Some dogs simply have a nervous disposition; other dogs may not be nervous all the time but may become anxious due to associations with people, things, sounds or situations.

Most of us probably realise that one of the things most likely things to cause a problem for dogs is a strange new sound or sight, especially something like a fireworks display! Fireworks can be used for many different occasions and at different times of year, unfortunately some of our dogs may not enjoy them at all!

There are other sounds that can cause your dogs similar discomfort, such as thunder and lightening, gunshots, backfiring cars, large vehicles thundering past, the air-​brakes of trucks or an old fashioned steam train whistling as it lets off steam… no doubt you can think of others!

Whatever the thing that causes your dog stress, there is a lot we can do to help!

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