Train Your Puppy
Puppy Trainability Profile

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Rules of the Household?

A dog must not control the household in any manner. Rules need to be established and followed consistently by all family members and visitors to the home. This is especially true for puppies. It is most important for puppies for toilet training and safety purposes, in addition to setting the hierarchy within the home. Dog are opportunists and puppies are no exception, as shaping your puppy's behaviour will be counter-productive if there are no rules and leadership elsewhere in its life. read more

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Making the Right Decision

Finding a Breeder

The following links contain the step-by-step process of welcoming a puppy into your life. They include questions to ask yourself and worksheets to help you think through not only how a dog fits into your activities and routines, but what breed might even enhance those activities and routines.

Raising a puppy and owning a dog is a big commitment - enjoy the process!

They might not need me - yet they might, I'll let my heart be just in sight, A smile so small as mine might be, Precisely their necessity.

Emily Dickinson

Should I own a dog?

Thoughtful considerations on the reality of taking on the responsibility of a dog - includes a personal questionnaire. read more

What breed should I get?

All breeds have their charms, as well as their pitfalls. Learn how to fit characteristic traits to yours - includes how to imagine your lifestyle with a dog. read more

Finding a breeder

Where to look and how to recognise a reputable breeder, what to ask and what to expect in return. read more