We know how hard it can be to care for a new puppy or dog. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated website for first-time dog owners. Visit Our Family Dog for great tips and advice to support you as you start out in life with your new dog.
As well as a wealth of online information, we have recently developed an e-learning course, in partnership with training provider Lantra.
This free short course for anyone who is thinking about getting their first dog and is suitable for all the family. You will learn about:
- Choosing the right breed or type of dog for your lifestyle
- Buying or adopting a puppy safely
- What you need to do to prepare for the arrival of your puppy
- What to expect in the first year
You will also learn about basic care, including what to feed and how to manage your puppy’s weight, your puppy’s training needs and how to find a dog trainer, and what to do if you experience problem behaviour.
Already got a puppy?
Sign up to our free Puppy First Year email series to receive regular updates on what to expect as your puppy develops and grows, delivered straight to your inbox. Our emails are matched to the age of your puppy, from 8 weeks to one year. We’ll send you helpful tips and advice to support you through this exciting time as you embark on puppy parenthood.