Puppy Advice

Deciding to get a puppy can be very exciting, but also a little daunting, especially when there is so much information and conflicting advice. One of my favourite (sorry essential) roles is to provide guidance on how to choose the right puppy and how to help your puppy develop into a confident and sociable adult. Advice can be provided over the phone or as a one to one visit in your home.

We can discuss the family's current circumstances and future plans when considering the breed of the puppy.

Look at the necessary lifestyle changes to ensure that all the important preparations are in place.

Visits can be arranged within the first week or two after you collect your puppy, to deal with any immediate concerns and to ensure you get off to the right start.

Puppy advice also covers common circumstances such as introducing a puppy to an older resident dog, or other pets in the household.  When older dogs are involved, a puppy can often give them a new lease of life, however, there can also be challenges where unexpected managment is required. The puppy may also become reliant on the presence of the older dog and problems can arise when the older dog then passes away. Ensuring the puppy is independent and habituated to being left alone is therefore essential.