Socialisation of your dog outdoors

Getting outdoors regularly with your dog is a great habit but getting them used to different encounters and experiences can be a challenge. We often hear about the socialisation period in puppies where we need to expose them to as many sights, sounds, smells and encounters as possible so they are not fearful in later … Read more

Training your puppy – Part 1: Basic rules & biting play

At tails.com we want to help you give your puppy the best start, not only with optimised nutrition but also with training which can be a confusing topic. The basics of good training are to reward the behaviours you desire of your pup, whilst ignoring unwanted behaviours or substituting them for good. Being consistent with … Read more

Teaching puppies to swim

Not all dogs are built for swimming, in particular the stockier built dogs like bulldogs, pugs, French bulldogs, and corgis will have difficulties with swimming due to their shape and are best just splashing around and cooling off in shallow water and in life jackets if you intend to take them out in a boat. … Read more

Feeding puppies

Feeding puppies

Puppies. Cute, cuddly and a bit of a handful. You’ve brought them home, you’ve survived the journey and now it’s time for dinner. But how do you feed a puppy? How much to feed a puppy? It can be a bit of a minefield, so hopefully these tips help. How to feed a puppy: slowly … Read more

Socialising your Puppy

  Socialising your puppy is a very important step to ensure that he becomes a happy and confident adult, able to cope with any new environment he’s in. Puppies have a lot to learn about interactions with other dogs and humans as well as different busy environments like traffic or crowds for example. So introducing … Read more