Choosing the right puppy


Choosing the right puppy for your home and family is a very important decision.  If you want a pedigree puppy, it is important to find a reputable breeder, who has a long history of breeding puppies with good temperament as well as good health.  My personal choice is always to rescue mixed breeds in shelters.  These dogs are generally stronger and healthier than pedigree dogs.  The disadvantage though is you know nothing about their history and background, so some of them may come with issues, such as fearful aggression, or could have had a life of abuse.  It is however  very possible with correct training, proper socialisation and care to correct these behaviours.

I adopted a beautiful intelligent mixed breed, who was hiding as a puppy in a kennel in a shelter.  At all of 9 weeks old she had obviously had a rough start.  She was very fearful.  It was a miracle we even found her, as she was hiding away.  My 10 year old daughter crawled into the kennel to get her, after she spotted her peering out.  I knew straight away she had issues, but I’m not one to back away from a challenging pup.  I don’t regret the day we bought her home, with correct training and a lot of time and attention she has blossomed into the most amazing family pet.  She is still a little nervous around some people and other dogs, she doesn’t like them approaching her suddenly or getting all up in her face.  But that’s ok.  I know lots of humans like that too, so I don’t consider it an issue.  No one should ever hurriedly approach a dog and push into their space anyway.

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In my training videos I will be discussing some amazing tips on choosing the correct puppy for your home.

Take careful note of the following tips when choosing the right puppy:

He must have already had a lot of human contact and handling by 8 weeks of age.

Your puppy must not be too aggressive at the food bowl  (although this can be normal with other puppies around – its not difficult to sort out with a few training techniques)

Push puppy gently over onto his back, is he loveable and friendly? Or get aggressive and tense when you do this?

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Dog Training and your Dog

Dog Training

Wouldn’t you like to be able to know, what your dog is really thinking? Do you know that your dog is able to understand some words, tone of voice and body language of the humans around him.

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You can learn incredible training tips so that your dog will not only be more responsive and obedient, but also be a happy dog.

So some people may be thinking – “he’s just a dog” – right? The truth is, it is every dog owners’ responsibility to understand and teach their dogs the basics of dog training. You wouldn’t let your child run wild around the house for 18 years, without going to school?
So why should it be any different for your dog. Once you learn to understand your dog, he will be a happy, healthy dog in a content household. You can download our awesome E-Book on dog training here

Dog Training - How to be the Alpha Dog
Dog Training – How to be the Alpha Dog


Puppy Training Benefits

Puppy Training Benefits

Puppy classes help your puppy get the right start by developing interaction skills with other people and dogs, in different surroundings.

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Puppy classes provide dog owners with the right grounding for dealing with common, dog problems such as chewing, house training, pulling on the leash etc.

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The basics of dog training is to get your dog to sit and come. Teaching him those commands are essential for him to learn. We use these for various  reasons, if you are in competition, if your dog jumps up on you, making him sit will immediately get him off .  “Come” is the most important one. If you take your dog for a walk, you let him of the leash and you expect him to come back to you, not run around the park with you chasing after him shouting at him to “get here right this instance”.  It is vital that he return to you, when you call him, especially if there is a dangerous situation.  You do not want to be running around the park embarrassing yourself trying to catch him.