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

Puppy food – a guide to getting it right from the start

Puppy biting

Your adorable bundle of fur may be small now, but they grow up fast. To support their growth, puppies need the right nutrition for healthy bones, teeth and muscle. A good diet should give your puppy all the energy they need for exploring and playtime. Because let’s face it, that’s what being a puppy is … Read more

Crate training your puppy

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Crate training your dog or puppy is a really useful and helpful way to manage your dog’s behaviour. The crate is very much your dog’s space – their den, their bedroom, a place where they feel safe and find refuge. When crate training a puppy, the most important thing to remember is make it a … Read more

Puppy Toilet Training

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If you’re wondering how to succeed when house training a puppy, we’re here to help. Having gone through our fair share of it in the tails.com office, here are our top tips for potty training a puppy. When does toilet training begin? Hopefully your breeder will have already made a start on puppy toilet training. … Read more

Puppy and dog training: basic commands

basic puppy training

Wondering how to teach your dog to sit? Not sure how to tell them they’ve done something naughty? It’s easier than you might think, with our top tips for getting your puppy’s training off to a great start. Why is dog training important? Regular training is an important part of raising a well-behaved dog. It’s … Read more

Puppies and exercise: finding the right balance

You’ve bought a lead. You’ve stocked up on poo bags. You and your puppy are ready to go. Exercise is an important part of your energetic puppy’s routine, but too much can increase their chances of suffering from issues like joint pain later in life. So what’s the right amount? Head Vet Sean is here … Read more

How much should I feed my puppy?

how much to feed a puppy

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, but it’s natural to feel a bit nervous too. You want to give your little ball of fluff everything they need to stay healthy and happy – that’s a lot to consider. Our Head Vet Sean and Nutritionist Samantha are here with some top tips to help … Read more

How to socialise a new puppy

The socialisation window is a crucial time to kick-start your puppy’s mental development. Here’s what you need to know to help your puppy grow into a confident adult.

My new puppy won’t stop barking!

Puppy barking

Yap yap yap – a barking puppy can be very frustrating, especially when they just won’t stop! Thankfully, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of barking dogs and interruptions when you’re watching the telly/greeting the postman/having visitors around. We’ve got some handy tips and tricks that will help you get that loudmouth … Read more