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Recall Training Your Puppy

The Importance of a Recall   Recall training your puppy and teaching them to return to you is one of the most important things you can train your dog to do. It not only keeps them safe, but provides more freedom for them throughout their life. Your dog should not be off a leash in public without a good recall or knowing their name, so it is essential to teach them this as early as you can and when they are still...

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American staffordshire terrier puppies sitting in a box

What Puppy Is Right For Me?

Are You Ready For a Puppy? Dog ownership is a wonderful thing but comes with a huge responsibility. I have adopted many puppies before, and it is not something you should do on a whim. There are many, many different decisions and factors to consider before inviting a new furry family member into your home. Many puppies were adopted last year into their forever homes, but many were quickly given up too due to owners unable to look after them. For...

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young labrador puppy chewing on a toy in his new home

Settling Your Puppy Into His New Home

Welcoming a new puppy home is an exciting time, but remember it may take a few weeks before he is completely settled into his new home. Your puppy will be about 8 weeks old at the time you bring him home. He has been taken away from his mother, his siblings, and has been placed in a strange new environment, so it’s understandable he might be scared or nervous for the first few nights. As an experienced dog owner myself,...

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Where Should I Get a Puppy?

Where to Get a Puppy in Ireland Congratulations - you’re getting a puppy! Bringing home a new puppy is so exciting, and I bet you can’t wait to have a little four legged friend running around your home. After doing all the research into raising a pup and deciding to take on the responsibility, the next big question is, where exactly do you get a puppy? Your options are either adopting a puppy from a rescue centre, or getting a puppy...

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Crate Training Your Puppy

What is Crate Training? Crate Training can be a very helpful management tool when introducing your puppy into his new home. Puppies don’t like being left alone, and can express this dislike through destructive behaviour. If crate training is done properly, it can help reduce unwanted behaviour and give your puppy somewhere to relax where he can feel safe and secure. Training your puppy to spend some time alone and rest in his crate, even when you don’t necessarily need them...

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bride and her huskey dog in a photoshoot on her wedding day

Getting Your Dog Ready For Your Wedding Day

Including your dog in your wedding and being part of your special day is a beautiful way to recognise the importance of the four legged friend in your life. Dogs are our most loyal companions so it’s not surprising that many dog parents dream of having them part of their wedding day. Whether that’s bearing the rings, trotting down the aisle at their side or just creating some unforgettable memories (and photos!), dogs can really make your big day even...

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dog and pet owner sharing a kiss outside in the sunshine

5 Ways To Be An Eco-Friendly Pet Owner

Making small changes in our daily lives can help fight climate change, but what about the impact our pets have? There’s lots of ways for us humans to be more environmentally conscious, such as walking to work or eating less meat. But as a pet owner, did you know that your beloved animal companion can leave a major carbon ‘pawprint’ on the environment? Between the plastic toys and the ecological impact of their faeces, our pets are major polluters. There are,...

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young dog at the vet clinic

Finding The Right Vet For Your Pet

When bringing home your puppy for the first time, one of the first things you should be doing is taking him to the vet for a check-up. Vaccinations, neutering, worm doses…your puppy will be visiting the vets quite a few times before his first birthday and throughout his life, so make sure to find a reputable and trustworthy vet. Whether you’re a first time dog-owner or an experienced dog parent looking for a new vet for your loyal friend,...

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What Do I Need to Own a Dog? Legal Requirements of Dog Ownership

Taking care of a dog is a wonderful and exciting responsibility, but that doesn’t mean it comes without it’s share of rules and regulations. Owning a dog involves a number of legal requirements, and it is up to you fulfil these requirements once you bring your dog home with you. Failure to adhere to these regulations can lead to fines and even imprisonment, so make sure to get familiar with the following legal requirements. Licences and Tags Under the Control of...

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labrador dog in a car travelling with his owners on holidays

Travelling With Your Dog? Read This Guide First!

Bringing Your Dog On Your Travels With travel restrictions starting to ease around Ireland on the 10th May and people scrambling to book their summer holidays, you might be wondering what to do with the dog while you’re away. What if we told you, you could actually bring him with you? While travelling with your dog on a long car journey might sound a bit daunting, with a lot of planning, practicing short journeys in the car and the right travel...

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