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May 11, '2020

Puppy training 101: Leave

The cue 'Leave' is another one of the important fundamental skills we teach our puppies. It is basically teaching your puppy that if you come away from whatever you are doing, you will be rewarded. The Leave cue is for situations like dropping medicine on the floor, accidentally leaving chocolate in sniffing range, passing something smelly but delectable to your dog, and passing livestock or other animals.

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May 4, '2020

Puppy training 101: Give

The Give cue is another essential cue that puppies need to learn early on. We need to teach puppies to give up items that they would rather keep, for example; socks, shoes, and tea towels! This may sound like an impossible task but if done right it's quite easy. The key to this is showing your puppy that giving something up is actually worthwhile.

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Apr 27, '2020

Puppy training 101: Stand

If your puppy knows how to stand on command, he will not be as stressed in certain situations as he would be if you had to hold him in position, or were asking him to do something he is not familiar with. Much like with us, situations are a lot less stressful when you know what to do. You can teach your puppy to stand by following these easy steps.

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Apr 20, '2020

Puppy training 101: Sit

Sit is the first command we want to teach our new puppies. Sit is the basis for a lot of great things, it can be used in many situation when you need your puppy to focus its attention and behave in a calm way. For example, saying hi to new people, crossing roads, waiting patiently for dinner and when entering or leaving the house.

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Apr 13, '2020

Puppy training 101: Toilet training

Toilet training your puppy will take time and patience but if you are consistent, reward pups for going outside and ignore him if he makes a mistake, you can establish a good routine.

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Nov 4, '2019

How and when to socialise your new puppy

Puppy Socialisation

There is a lot of confusion around when it is safe to take your puppy outside. Each type of vaccine is different, however as a general rule you should wait 10 days after your puppy’s had its second vaccination.

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Oct 15, '2019

How much exercise should I give my puppy?

Puppies can have so much energy, pet parents are often tempted to give them lots of exercise, particularly once they have had their vaccinations.

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