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Dog Breeding for Beginners. What to Consider

By Ripley

Breeding Dogs the Responsible Way Do you have a fantastic dog and would love to have one of their puppies? If “Yes”, this is all very well, but warm fluffy feelings aren’t a good enough reason to breed from a dog. A responsible dog owner thinks carefully before going ahead. Only breed dogs if you […]

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Bringing Your New Puppy Home in the Car

By Ripley

First Time Car Travel with a New Puppy Dog As events go, it doesn’t get much more exciting bringing a new puppy home for the first time. For both you and your new family member, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s important to get it right. What’s so complicated about bringing your puppy to […]

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Why Does My Dog Smell Fishy?

By Ripley

Fishy Smell? Think Anal Glands or Bad Breath If your dog’s fishy odor is so bad you’re thinking of renaming him ‘Kipper’, read on. There’s nothing endearing about a dog that smells like rancid fish. The first step to getting rid of the foul odor is working out where it’s coming from. The Sniff Test […]

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10 Ways to Spot a Good Dog Breeder

By Ripley

What makes a good dog breeder? Getting a new puppy is as exciting as Christmas, birthdays, and summer holidays all rolled into one. But don’t let that excitement cloud your judgement… Some dog breeders are more reputable than others. This matters for so many reasons, including the welfare of the mother, puppies, and the health […]

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10 Tips to Picking the Right Puppy for You

By Ripley

Back in 1978, the National Canine Defence League hit on a great campaign slogan: “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. This simple message says so much in so few words. Genius. Decades later, the sentiment still rings true. Pick a puppy carefully, because this is no throw-away purchase. Here are the top […]

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How to Put on a Dog Harness…Even if your Dog is Wriggly!

By Ripley

Have you ever been confounded by putting a dog harness? You know how it goes: The advert said this harness stops even the strongest dog pulling. It looks great in the picture. But when the package arrives, it contains a tangle of spaghetti-like straps and is more like knitting than a dog harness. Where to […]

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How to House Train a Puppy: Avoid these 7 Common Mistakes

By Ripley

At long last your new puppy is home! There’s nothing quite like that buzz of excitement, love, and anticipation that accompanies the patter of tiny paws and bringing home a new fur-family member. But wait…then comes the slow dawning realization that puppies poop and pee…and aren’t fussy about where! How to house train a puppy […]

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A Hop, Skip, & a Jump: Your Guide to Patellar Luxation in Dogs

By Ripley

Does your dog skip or have trouble walking? From time to time does your dog skip on a back leg? Or perhaps they hop a few steps and then run perfectly fine. A common reason for this skipping gait is a loose kneecap over the stifle joint; or to give it the correct name, patellar […]

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