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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
Dog care services

How to find a good dog trainer, dog walker, and other services

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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Renting with pets

New rules were introduced in early 2021 to make it easier for pet owners who rent their homes to find somewhere to live. So what difference has this rule change made to renting with pets – are dogs now welcome?  What was the rule change?  With just 7% of landlords offering pet friendly rentals, making…

Training my dog the positive way

When Kirsty got puppy Jessie, she discovered she had a passion for dog training. Read this winning team’s story. When I got Jessie, just over a year ago, I would have never expected for a dog to have changed my life and outlook so much. First and foremost she brings a smile to my face…

Choosing the perfect puppy for our family

If you’re thinking about getting your first puppy, but stuck on how to go about it, you may find Natalie’s story helpful. Find out how she went about choosing the perfect puppy, Hugo, for her family. We always knew we would get a dog one day, but we had to make sure the time was…