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

pare 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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Choosing the perfect puppy for our family

If you’re thinking about getting your first puppy, but stuck on how to go about it, you may find Natalie’s blog helpful. Find out how she went about choosing Hugo, the perfect puppy for her family. We always knew we would get a dog one day, but we had to make sure the time was…

“My dog eats everything, literally!”

Elsa is a cute Springador with a dark side – she’s a dog who eats everything. And not just food. Read Charlotte’s story about Elsa’s escapades. It was never the plan to get a puppy. A dog, yes, but having always wanted to give a home to one of the thousands of unwanted dogs in…