With the increase in demand for puppies due to lockdown and the well-publicised case of a young puppy dying 4 days after being with his new home; there has been a lot of talk of the process of getting a puppy.
Our dogs have been getting very used to us being around all the time at the moment. For a lot of them this will be quite unusual. Whilst some may quickly adapt back to their old routine, others may struggle to go back to spending time alone.
Socialising your puppy is really important, their window for socialisation goes up to around 16-20 weeks and in that period of time it is key to get them used to as many aspects of life as possible. However, at the moment, circumstances are very different to normal
Any owner of a reactive dog will know the feeling well, of seeing a loose dog running towards you and hearing the owner shout ‘he’s friendly!’
Getting a puppy is without a doubt a very exciting time. Once you have made the decision to add an extra member to your family, the process of finding the right pup for you begins.
It’s a common phrase often heard when out dog walking ‘It’s ok he’s friendly!’ as one off-lead dog rushes over to one carefully leaded and next to his owners.