Community guidelines

Our community

Our aim is to provide a safe and non-judgmental community space for you to share your experiences of raising a puppy.

To help you to get off to the best start as a new puppy owner, we have developed a set of Guiding Principles to inform the content on our website. This includes only promoting, and allowing the promotion of, evidence-based and non-aversive training and behaviour modification methods for dogs; and only promoting dog trainers and behaviourists that are accredited by the Animal Behaviour & Training Council.

Where necessary, we will delete posts or threads in breach of our Guiding Principles, if we believe a user is being given incorrect advice or advice that could be detrimental to the health and welfare of dogs.  

We will monitor for posts containing inappropriate content, which include foul language, personal attacks, spam links and personal information.

Community guidelines

  • Keep it friendly. Please treat everyone with respect.
  • Don’t get personal. If you disagree with something or someone, don’t respond personally. Present your point of view in a friendly and helpful way. Trolling or using deliberately inflammatory content will not be tolerated. 
  • No advertising. Please don’t use the Community for promotional purposes. If there’s something you’d like to share with our Community, please contact us.
  • Keep it legal. If you’re in any doubt about what you’re posting, then please don’t. 

Please refer to our terms & conditions for our full content standards.