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Back to basics with puppy potty training

Hislla's search for the perfect puppy brought her to Jasper, a bouncy springer spaniel. She shares her experience of raising a puppy in a flat. Guess what happens when you take your eye off the ball with puppy potty training! My husband and I spent years talking about getting a dog.

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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

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We were scared our sick puppy wouldn’t pull through

The first time your puppy is sick or injured can be a worrying time for new dog owners. First time puppy parents Vanessa and Tina share their experience of when their sick puppy Yumi had to be rushed to the vets for emergency treatment. Spoiler alert: it has a happy ending.  Yumi

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Life with a crazy cocker spaniel puppy

Hi there, I am Natalie also known as the furless mama to Piper. This is a completely honest account about our time so far with Piper, she is a little working cocker spaniel puppy with the attitude of a Great Dane. Decisions Decisions  We lost our beautiful old lady, May after a year

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Why early puppy socialisation has been vital for Luna

Newly-weds Andrew and Magda welcomed a new addition to their family in the form of a big ball of white fluff called Luna. Here’s their story, told by Andrew, about their journey into pup-parenthood. He explains why early puppy socialisation was important for Luna. Magda’s been around dogs all her life,

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I realised I had new puppy anxiety

For Helen Edwards, the early days with her new Zuchon puppy, Archie were difficult. After researching how she was feeling, Helen discovered she was experiencing new puppy anxiety - also known as the new puppy blues. Keen to help other first-time puppy parents, Helen has since written a book to

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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

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“My dog eats everything, literally!”

Elsa is a cute Springador with a dark side - she’s a dog who eats everything. And not just food. Read Charlotte’s story about Elsa’s escapades. It was never the plan to get a puppy. A dog, yes, but having always wanted to give a home to one of

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My first year as a puppy parent

For Tracy and husband Steve, cancelling their holiday to get Labrador puppy Jago was just the start of their lives being turned upside down (for the better). Here’s what Tracy has to say about her first-year as a puppy parent. I’ve heard it said that you’re never really prepared

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Toilet training tips: ‘two pees & a poo’

If you’re knee deep in piles of poo and puddles of pee, then this blog from new pup mum Nicolette, sharing her toilet training tips is one for you. “Ahhhh, isn’t he the cutest thing!” cooed my partner Rob, as we arrived home with Fozzie, the new addition to our

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