10 Tips To Get Your Puppy Ready For The World

Olive as a puppy

Your brand-new bundle of fur and joy is home – now what? Being a new puppy owner is certainly busy and full of ups and downs. Whether you’re a first timer or an old hand, this puppy raising business means you’ll have your hands full for a while.  From socialisation to food, getting them to … Read more

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

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

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

Crate training your puppy

Bear - separation anxiety

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

dog training to sit

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