Welcome to Our Family Dog

Advice and support for first-time dog owners

Getting a dog
Getting a dog

What you need to think about if you’re planning to get a dog.

Your new dog
Your new dog

How to prepare to bring your new dog home.

 Dog care services
Dog care services

How to find the best care for your dog.

Dog & puppy guides
Dog & puppy guides

Series of guides on raising puppies and caring for dogs.

8 week old puppy

The first week with a new puppy will be exciting – and exhausting. If you’re a first time dog owner, then this will be as new to you as it is your puppy.

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9 week old puppy

You and your puppy will be getting to know each other and they should be starting to feel more settled in their new home.

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10 week old puppy

You may be starting to get into a routine with your new puppy – but don’t despair if you’re experiencing the ‘puppy blues’, you’re not alone.

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12 week old puppy

Your puppy will be growing rapidly and getting to grips to the world around them.

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4 month old puppy

Your puppy should now be sleeping through the night and be housetrained, but prepared for the occasional accident.

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6 month old puppy

At 6 months old, your puppy is considered to be an adolescent. Be prepared for some teenage behaviour!

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1 year old dog

Congratulations! It’s your puppy’s first birthday. With the first year behind you, life should start to get easier.

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Your chance to discover dogs!

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, but not sure what breed or type will best suit your lifestyle, then you might like to head  along to Discover Dogs in London in October.  This exclusively canine-themed event, which is organised by The Kennel Club,  takes place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October at the…

And then there were two!

Harvey, the working cocker spaniel, literally bounced into Rachel and her family’s life in 2018 following the loss of their much-loved westie. Not deterred by Harvey’s energy, he’s recently been joined by pup number two, Hazel. Here’s Rachel’s story. After 14 years in 2018 we lost our beloved westie Woody. We’re a family of four…

Why early puppy socialisation has been vital for Luna

Newly-weds Andrew and Magda welcomed a new addition to their family in the form of a big ball of white fluff called Luna. Here’s their story, told by Andrew, about their journey into pup-parenthood. He explains why early puppy socialisation was important for Luna. Magda’s been around dogs all her life, but for me it…