Looking after your dog
Everything about puppies and pooches!
From house-training to chomping canines, our factsheets are full to the brim with advice about keeping your dog happy and healthy.
Alone at homeBeing home alone can be extremely frightening for some dogs. This factsheet will help you understand and cope with the problem. Basic first aidFind out about basic first aid so you’re prepared in an emergency. Basic healthcareLearn more about how you can help to keep your dog healthy. Be safe with dogsThis factsheet will help you and your family stay safe around dogs. Caring for the older dogJust like people, dogs slow down as they get older. This factsheet will help you care for an older dog. Caring for your adult dogThis factsheet will help you understand how to care for an adult dog. Caring for your puppyThey may be adorable but taking on a puppy is a huge responsibility. Find out what it entails and how to care for your new arrival. Caring for your sick dogThis factsheet will help you if you’re caring for a poorly dog. Chewing and how to control it Dogs love to chew and this factsheet will help you make sure it’s not your favourite shoe that ends up with teeth marks. Choosing the right breed There are so many breeds of dog out there it’s hard to know where to start. This guide will help you learn more about some of the most popular types of dog and what characteristics they’re known for. Choosing the right dogShould you get a puppy or an older dog? Find out what’s best for you. Clicker training your petClicker training is a really great way of teaching your pet new things in a positive way and making learning fun for both of you. Coping with cancerUnderstand how cancer can affect dogs. Dogs and human healthFind out how to keep your family – and your dog – healthy. Dogs and muzzlesHow to train your dog to wear a muzzle. Finding the right pet for youThis factsheet will help you choose the right pet for you and your family. Getting back in shape The nation’s getting fatter – and it’s not just people! Find out how to get your portly pooch back in shape. Hidden dangersDiscover the hidden dangers facing your dog and what you can do to help prevent them. House-training an adult dogHouse-training an adult dog? This factsheet has lots of advice for you. How to play with your dogThis factsheet has advice on how to play with your dog. Indoor kennelThis factsheet explains how to chose the right indoor kennel, how to use it effectively and how to introduce your dog to the kennel. Introducing your dog to the family Meeting a new family can be scary for a dog and this factsheet will help you make the process as smooth as possible. Keep dogs and horses safe around each otherSome dogs have never seen a horse before, and if they are scared or nervous they may react by chasing the horse. Our factsheet offers advice on avoiding this troublesome situation. Moving house and travelling with dogsThis factsheet will help if you’re planning on moving house or travelling with your dog. Nervous dogsDiscover the signs of a nervous dog and how to gain their trust.