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Puppy Leadership

A puppies need for leadership, most especially in relation to dominance aggression, is a hot topic in today's climate. Some argue that dogs do not form hierarchal packs with humans - information based on studies of dogs in the wild and domestic dogs in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. In these circles, rank reduction programmes are without merit and in severe instances, will induce aggression in response to inappropriate correction (often guised as training). 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