Teaching your puppy recall

Training puppy recall

It’s the most important command you’ll teach your puppy, so it’s really important to get it right. Strong recall will keep your dog safe when you’re out and about – whether you’re calling them away from another dog, avoiding danger, or telling them it’s the end of playtime. Diane from Superhounds recommends practising recall at … Read more

Teaching your puppy nose to hand touch

Nose to hand touch

Your puppy has learnt their new name – and now it’s time to teach them something called nose to hand touch. This command is brilliant for growing puppy brains and the first step to perfecting your puppy’s recall. What it does is give them a consistent place to connect with you when you call them … Read more

Teaching your puppy their name

Teaching a puppy their name

Naming your gorgeous new puppy is one of the first things you do as a new dog owner – and now, with this video – it’s time to teach your puppy their name!  Meet Diane, a dog trainer and behaviourist who runs Superhounds in South London.  She joined us to film this – the very … Read more

What do puppies need in their food?

Puppy food

Puppies grow fast – and so do their nutritional needs. Those growing brains and bones need exactly the right balance of nutritious ingredients to help them grow up into a healthy and happy adult dog.  Puppy food needs to be very different to adult dog food for that reason. It’s made to target bone development, … Read more

How to clean your puppy’s teeth

Puppy Teeth Cleaning

Puppy teeth are a lot like our own, so to keep them healthy and pearly white, your puppy’s teeth need regular brushing to stop tartar and plaque in their tracks.  Sadly, being a puppy means your little one doesn’t know a thing about brushing their own teeth, so introducing them to this new experience is … Read more

Puppies: what to do if they’re biting or chewing

Puppy biting

Puppies are cute, but those little teeth can be really sharp. Not ideal when they’re trying to nip your fingers and ankles every second. We thought we’d take a look at the reasons behind it, so you know what to do if your puppy is biting or chewing something they shouldn’t be. Why is my … Read more

Puppy teething – everything you need to know

Puppy Teething Guide

There’s a lot to think about with a new puppy. Housetraining them, socialising them, training goals and feeding needs – they’re all up there, but have you ever thought about those growing puppy teeth? During the first few months, your puppy’s baby teeth fall out and adult teeth grow in their place. Just like babies, … Read more

Why is my puppy not eating?

Puppy not eating

We hear you. Sometimes they lap everything up, sometimes they’re not even interested. Puppies sometimes go off their food – there’s nothing unusual about that.  If your puppy seems fine in themselves, skipping a meal isn’t a major concern – just remember that for recently weaned puppies, it’s important they eat regularly as they’re prone … Read more

Training your new puppy – the basics

Puppy Training

You’ve got your new bundle of fur. Now it’s time they learn the ropes. It’s great for you, great for bonding, and helps your puppy understand how they fit into the family.  Get started with puppy training basics now and you’ll have a well-rounded and well-behaved adult dog. And, because it’s never too early to … Read more

How to keep your puppy at a healthy weight

Puppy biting

Obesity is a problem for both humans and dogs. It’s one of the fastest growing health concerns for vets and pet owners, and it affects dogs of all breeds and ages. With a growing puppy, it’s especially important to adopt good habits when it comes to their diet and exercise routine to make sure your … Read more