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Puppy Resources 


Getting a puppy can feel very overwhelming and is often a big decision. You want to get it right and choose a puppy suited to you and your family's lifestyle. It can be difficult to know where to start looking and to navigate through what breed to choose, how to find the right breeder or know what you need to do to prepare for your new family member.

  • Finding the right breed for you - the Kennel Club has an extensive breed list and details health concerns / health tests breeders should be doing 


       Breeds A to Z | The Kennel Club

  • Advice on how to find a good breeder


       Buying a puppy | How to buy a puppy responsibly | Blue Cross

  • Puppy contract to take to your breeder downloaded here, all the questions you need to ask


       The Puppy Contract - for responsible puppy breeding and buying.

       and various articles found here


       Introducing puppy to older dog | Blue Cross

  • Night time and time alone 

  1. First nights with a new puppy | Dog School | Dogs Trust - YouTube

  2. Let sleeping dogs lie, but never let puppy dogs cry... (

  3. Night Time Vocals | Victoria Stilwell Positively 

  4. How to get a puppy to sleep through the night | Puppy first night | Blue Cross

  5. Separation Anxiety in Dogs | Blue Cross

  • Puppy socialisation 

  1. Can I walk my puppy before vaccinations? | Dog School | Dogs Trust - YouTube

  2. Puppy meeting other dogs for the first time | Dog School | Dogs Trust - YouTube

  3. Puppy Socialisation - PDSA

  4. Podcast (relevant all dog breeds) Puppy Socialization- What It Is & How to Do It (

  • Correct training methods

  1.  avsab-humane-dog-training-position-statement-2021.pdf (

  2.  How To Train Your Dog - Positive Reinforcement | Dogs Trust

  3.  What is Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training? (

  • Puppy mouthing and biting 

  1. Puppy Biting (

  2. The Witching Hour: How to Survive! (

  3. How To Stop Puppy Biting - The Ultimate Guide - SpiritDog Training

  4. Enrichment ideas for your puppy | Dog School | Dogs Trust - YouTube

  5. Podcast (relevant all dog breeds) How to Stop Puppy Biting & How Long the Phase Lasts (

  • Dog body language

  1.  Reading a Dog's Body Language | Victoria Stilwell Positively

  2.  Introduction insights into canine communication - Silent Conversations

  • House/toilet training tips 

      7 Quick Tips for TOILET TRAINING a Puppy or Dog - YouTube

  1. Puppy's first walk! | Dog School | Dogs Trust - YouTube

  2. Puppy Walks - YouTube

  • Puppy exercise links (cover slippery floors with washable rugs as slipping is not good for puppy joint development) 

  1. Fantastic talk covering all you need to know about puppy exercise and activity 

  2. Puppy Development - Exercise Myth & Legend  

  3. What is the Logic Behind Not Exercising Puppies Until the Growth Plates are Closed?

  4. Exercising your puppy - PDSA

  • Secure dog walking fields and woodlands you can hire for exclusive use, usually £10-£12 an hour, ideal for puppy recall training (download a list here)

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