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Puberty has hit! When your puppy tests your limits.

I like to think of myself as someone who knows quite a bit about raising and training a puppy. I've completed training courses, read heaps of books and helped others with their puppy problems. Well let me tell you – Cooper is seriously testing…

Taking training to the next level!

After missing the first few weeks of D.O.G.S of Victoria’s 12 Week Basic Obedience Course – we have finally begun!! I was on such a high after yesterday’s lesson that I just couldn’t resist sharing it with you all! Cooper is now…

The Gentle Leader- a great method to stop your dog pulling on the lead

To all my regular readers – I am sorry it has taken me so long to write this post. This topic has been a work in progress and I wanted to get to the right stage in Coopers training before writing about it. I have already posted about…

How to ensure your puppy doesn’t turn into a fussy eater

There are so many differing opinions on what you should feed your dog and I am not here to tell you what is right and wrong. I am not a vet and I do not have a huge amount of knowledge on dog nutrition. I just know that we should all make…

Training your puppy to walk on the lead

Start from day one! A lead and a collar are foreign objects to your pup so they need to get used to wearing them and learn what it means to wear them. We started out really well with Coop – for about the first week! He took to the collar…

The importance of Socialisation for your new Puppy

Puppyhood is the most important and critical time in your dog's development. Socialisation and puppy training from the very beginning is so crucial – specifically within the first three months. You don’t want your pup to become…

Mouthing Biting Teething

Dogs explore the world with their mouths. They want to feel and touch and taste it all! Puppies are curious little creatures and just want to explore everything – so you need to be prepared for this. Mouthing/biting is definitely an…

The Joys of Toilet Training...

Cooper Hendrix has been home with us now for 5 nights. He is a bundle of joy and so beautiful.  Although, let me tell you - raising a puppy is hard work!! He is like an energizer bunny and then falls asleep, energizer bunny and then back…

Vaccinations, Microchipping and a Big Group Photo!

With only one more week until Cooper comes home, it has been a busy and tiring weekend for the pups!!  They were vaccinated and microchipped on Saturday and they had their group photo taken today. Why do puppies need to be vaccinated? Puppies…

The importance of choosing a name

Our pup has been chosen and is coming home in just two weeks!! So in preparation we need to choose a name…   But how do we choose?? Five Tips for Choosing the Best Name for your New Puppy or Dog 1. Pick a short and simple…