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The 7 Phases of Puppy Development

Like human babies, canine pups undergo multiple stages during its first year of life. It is during this time that it is learning about its surroundings and how the world functions. As the owner, you play an enormous influence in your puppy’s development. It is through you that it will learn what behaviors are good and which ones are bad....
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How to stop Fear in Dogs

We love our dogs, and we want them to be happy. The last thing we want to see is our dogs being full of fear. Understanding the cause of the fear, and how to prevent it, is crucial to allow our furry friends to have a fear free life. The Main Causes of Fear in Dogs Most people do not...
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Understanding and Managing Aggression in Dogs

The greatest worry of any dog owner – “is my dog going to be attacked by another dog, or is my dog going to be aggressive to a dog or person”. Nearly every dog owner has faced a situation involving an aggressive dog, either their own or someone else’s. It has been treated as fact that some dogs and some...

How Much Socialization Does a Golden Retriever Need?

Golden Retrievers are naturally friendly, calm and controlled dogs, surely they don’t need any socializing? Well, actually no, that isn’t entirely true. But hold on, don’t panic! This doesn’t mean they need endless amounts of rigorous socializing either, in fact just a little effort really can go a long way. While it is true that Golden Retrievers are one of...

How To: Introducing Puppy to Cat

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to avoid the problematic situation of introducing puppy to cat is to consider before buying any pet which way you want to go. This is because it is generally accepted that it is easier to introduce a kitten to a dog than a puppy to a cat, as grown cats tend to be more...

Socializing Your Puppy: How to Ensure Your Puppy Grows Up to Be a Happy and Playful Dog

Many prospective dog owners worry about how to ensure their young puppies grow up to be happy dogs with good temperaments. However, the answer to that worry is deceptively simple: socialization. A well-socialized puppy almost always grows up to be a loving dog, as dogs generally do not fear or dislike experiences they encountered in their first three months of...

Puppies: Early age socialization

Many "to-be-dog-owners" ask temperament questions and how early can they take the puppy home. We say and believe that puppies should not be separated from their mother before 8 weeks of age. Here are just a few facts that you may not know:

Baby and dog in the same family?

If you are already a happy dog owner and your baby is about to arrive, you might wonder whether your baby is going to be safe around the dog, whether you should keep your pet at all. Many families in this situation are worried about the safety of their baby. The truth is, if you have the time to prepare...

German Shepherd Dogs and Schutzhund:

Any serious dog lover is at home with the term “Schutzhund”. But those dog lovers who are proud owners or fans of the German Shepherd Dog can vouch for the fact that Schutzhund is an imperative part of dog training and socialization. Schutzhund, which is a German term meaning: "protection dog", tests a dog’s desire to work, his courage, his...