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Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021-Coming Soon!

Has your puppy got what it takes to be crowned Puppy of the Year 2021 and win €1500 worth of prizes? The hugely popular Petmania Puppy of the Year is coming back for 2021, with entries opening Monday 30th August! The competition will be run online for with €1,500 worth of prizes to be won by one very lucky puppy. Entries are open from Monday 30th August online at www.petmania.ie. Adorable pooches from across the country have just three weeks to...

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Separation Anxiety and Your Dog: How to Help

Whether you're returning to the office or going back to school, leaving your puppy or adult dog at home alone isn't an easy task. Some dogs adapt right away without their owners being around them throughout the day, while others may cry or bark excessively as soon as their owners walk out the door. It's essential to teach your dog that it's okay to left alone and that there's no need to panic; likewise, you must understand your puppy isn't...

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How to Choose the Right Collar for your Dog

As a dog parent, it’s important to make sure any equipment you buy for your four legged friend is comfortable, well-fitted and suited to their breed. For the safety and comfort of your pooch, it is essential that you measure them accurately to ensure their collar is fi­tted correctly, otherwise it may cause some discomfort and you run the risk of causing harm if they break loose, which is the last thing you want when bringing them home for the...

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How to Brush Your Puppy

Depending on their coat type, your puppy will need to be brushed and groomed regularly to prevent matting or skin irritation. It is important to build positive associations around the grooming tools like brushes, clippers and nail trimmers, so your puppy will be happy and relaxed when you brush his hair. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to keep your puppy comfortable during the grooming process, how to maintain his coat, and the best tools...

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My Puppy Has Fleas and Ticks-What Do I Do?

As a new puppy parent, you want to ensure your little pup has a happy and healthy puppyhood. This includes taking him for his vaccinations, exercise and play, socialising with other puppies, and of course, providing preventative flea treatments. Fleas are tiny yet nasty bugs that like to live in your pup’s coat and feed off his blood from sucking it through the skin. Recognising the signs of a flea infestation is important so you can get rid of them...

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Puppy’s First Visit to The Grooming Studio

Once your puppy has received all his vaccinations and shots, it’s time to take him for his first grooming session! He will be around 14-16 weeks old at this stage. Bringing your puppy to the grooming studio for the first time can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience, both for puppy and puppy parent. Your puppy is still exploring the world, getting to know new scents, sounds and experiences. Our Puppy’s First Visit is designed to help your puppy become...

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Puppy Adolescence: How To Help Your Teenage Puppy

It doesn’t seem that long ago that your little puppy was practically just a baby, eager to explore the world and curious about anything and everything. Still having accidents in the house and napping most of the day, your puppy has certainly grown a lot since! As your puppy begins to get bigger and mature, you may notice some changes in his behaviour.  After mastering toilet training, walking on a leash and a good recall, it can be easy to...

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How to Help My Teething Puppy

Raising a puppy is an exciting and joyous experience, but can come with its share of challenges, such as the dreaded puppy 'teething' stage. Like human babies, puppies develop an urge to chew anything and everything once they grow new teeth. Puppies’ teeth tend to be pointed and sharp, which is why they are sometimes referred to as ‘needle teeth.’ To prevent your furniture getting destroyed or little mouths nipping at your toes, it’s essential you find alternative ways to satisfy...

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Lead Training Your Puppy

Training your puppy to walk on a lead and stay by your side is a great way to ensure your walks are safe and enjoyable for you both. Many people think dogs naturally know how to walk on a lead but this isn’t the case, and it is a skill that needs to be trained. It’s important your puppy understands not to pull or try and run away from you when he’s on the lead, as he could potentially...

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The Importance of Socialising Your Puppy

Your puppy’s experiences within the first year are incredibly important to his social and mental wellbeing, and can make all the difference to his personality and temperament when he becomes an adult. Taking the time to allow your puppy to socialise and explore the world around him can lead to a much happier, well-adjusted dog, who will love meeting new people and discovering new places. A puppy who doesn’t socialise may find the world a scary and intimidating place, and...

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