Puppy Skills

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This is the directory for all articles relating to teaching your puppy new skills

Training your young dog for dog sports can begin at an early age, the first of our articles on puppy skills covers teaching your dog the very basic directional commands of left and right. This can be useful even if you're not interested in doing any dog sports but simply want to be able to direct your dog from a distance.

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Basic Command Guides

In Close If we are teaching dog to run in front of us, why are we telling you that you need an “in close” command when running ? The reason we teach dogs to run alongside you is that when you are canicrossing/running with your dog, is that you may come across a steep or...

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Exercise for puppies

This is the latest information that has come from Dr Christine Zink on what sort of exercise is appropriate for your puppy at what age. The information has come from her own experience and research and are guidelines, not rules. It is important to be careful with your puppy so that you can protect their...

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Nature vs Nuture

There is a lot of debate about dogs being born good, that every dog is perfect and that only us humans mess them up. Everytime this argument happens the fact that genetics will influence the personality of your dog is completely forgotten about... There is a lot of debate about dogs being born good, that...

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Athletic Pup from the Whelping Box

Did you know that health issues like hip dysplasia can be caused in the whelping box? There are plans to help with raising pups to be good, healthy, confident, well rounded pups such as puppy culture. The plans make breeders aware that things such as substrate, which can massively affect how a puppy develops. There...

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The Latest on Exercising Puppies

This has got to be one of the most debated topics when it comes to puppies. It doesn't matter if they are going to be a pet, sporting dog or working dog - when it comes to exercise no one can agree what is best for that little bundle of cuteness. A lot of people...

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