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Is a dog the right companion animal for you?
Dogs can make delightful pets, but before you decide to take on this new responsibility, please look into and consider carefully the needs of dogs and remember that these animals will rely on you to meet their needs every day of the year.
Exercise and enrichment for dogs
Dogs need a secure and comfortable living environment with lots of enrichment; this may be indoors, indoors and outdoors, or outdoors (but we believe that dogs would be allowed inside as they are part of the family).
What to feed your dog or puppy
Dogs need a premium food for energy and health, and access to water at all times.
Keeping your dog healthy
Desexing, vaccinations, parasite treatment and regular vet visits all play their part in keeping your dog or puppy healthy.
The truth behind brachycephalic breeds - appearance over welfare?
The squishy face, the short and cuddly body, the big adoring eyes – these are some of the many features that attract people to breeds such as pugs, French bulldogs, British bulldogs, Persian cats and Scottish fold cats.
Dog behaviour and training
Understanding dog behaviour and making an effort to work with your dog to teach him/her about acceptable behaviours will strengthen your relationship and make life better for you both.
Preparing for your new dog
Once you have decided that you are going to bring a dog into your life (after some research and careful thinking about whether a dog is right for you and how to look after a dog), it is important that you make some preparations before getting your dog/puppy.
Bringing your new dog or puppy home
Taking your new dog or puppy home is exciting, but there are a few things to consider for the best start.
Tips on moving house with a dog
Moving can be a stressful experience for both dogs and owners. Here are some tips to make things easier.
Ask a behaviouristHow to train your dog not to bark when welcoming you home?My dog Phoebe barks every time I come home from work. Why does she do this, and do you have any tips to make her stop?