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Welcome to Our Family Dog

Advice and support for first-time dog owners

Getting a dog
Getting a dog

What you need to think about if you’re planning to get a dog

Your new dog
Your new dog

How to prepare to bring your new dog home

 First aid for dogs
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Dog & puppy guides
Dog & puppy guides

Get tips and advice to help you care for your dog

8 week old puppy

The first week with a new puppy will be exciting – and exhausting. If you’re a first time dog owner, then this will be as new to you as it is your puppy.

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9 week old puppy

You and your puppy will be getting to know each other and they should be starting to feel more settled in their new home.

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10 week old puppy

You may be starting to get into a routine with your new puppy – but don’t despair if you’re experiencing the ‘puppy blues’, you’re not alone.

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12 week old puppy

Your puppy will be growing rapidly and getting to grips to the world around them.

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4 month old puppy

Your puppy should now be sleeping through the night and be housetrained, but prepared for the occasional accident.

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6 month old puppy

At 6 months old, your puppy is considered to be an adolescent. Be prepared for some teenage behaviour!

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1 year old dog

Congratulations! It’s your puppy’s first birthday. With the first year behind you, life should start to get easier.

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Travelling with a dog: tips for a relaxing road trip

If you’re heading off for a staycation or some days out this summer, here’s four things to think about when travelling with a dog.  1. Keeping your dog safe in the car The first thing to think about is your dog’s safety when travelling. Just like you would make sure that babies and toddlers travel…

Why I love having an office dog

Are you lucky enough to be able to take your dog to work, or work from home with your dog by your side? Regular homeworker, Tracy shares the pros and cons of having an office dog and tips on how to stay paw-ductive during the working day.  As someone who has been working from home…

A year and a half on with our nervous dog

When looking for a puppy, Norbert and his wife knew they should choose one that was inquisitive and confident. Florence was anything but. However, just as they were about to walk away, they spotted something in Florence that changed their minds. Eighteen months on, life with nervous dog Florence has had its ups and downs…