puppy school | Puppy training Brisbane

Should you do more than puppy school with your dog?

Most owners know that one of the first things you should do when you decide to get a puppy is to enrol in puppy school. Not only do you get valuable advice and access to safe socialisation, but you get some much-needed support through those tough puppy moments. So why should you go onto further…

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and mouthing by puppies are common and normal behaviours.  Like babies, puppies use their mouths to explore the world.  Everything goes in your puppy’s mouth including human hands, feet, fingers and toes. Puppies are also used to rough-and-tumble play with their brothers and sisters with lots of biting and mouthing.  A puppy’s bite will…

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare, What To Expect

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare

The time has come; it’s your puppy’s first night at home.  Bringing your puppy home is very exciting time.  But it’s important to prepare for your puppy’s first night at home. Start by remembering that everything’s new to your puppy.  Everything will be a first for them.  They don’t know your home.  They will be…

New Puppy Checklist | 7 Things To Do Before Your Puppy Comes Home

Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Introducing a new puppy to your home is very exciting.  But before you bring them home, make sure you follow the new puppy checklist. Stock up on essentials We know, it’s easy to splurge on your new puppy.  Here’s a list of essential supplies you will need before you…

Puppy Vaccinations | Can Your Puppy Go To Puppy School Without All Its Vaccinations?

Puppy Vaccinations | Puppy School and Vaccinations

The first few months of your puppy’s life are hugely important.  They will receive their puppy vaccinations. They must also learn proper behaviour and become socialised. Puppy vaccinations Advice about your puppy’s vaccinations should always be provided by your vet.  Generally, puppy vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks of age.  Boosters are given at 4 to…

Why A Dog Behaviourist Will Say Avoid Dog Parks | Dog Trainers Brisbane

Why A Dog Behaviourist Will Say Avoid Dog Parks | Dog Trainers Brisbane

Even though we are lucky to have so many beautiful off leash areas in Brisbane, a dog behaviourist will often tell people to avoid their local dog park.  Dog parks are supposed to be places for dogs to exercise, socialise and learn proper dog behaviour.  They would be perfectly safe if people and their dogs…