Training Tips

Read tips and hints on raising, managing and training your dog, written by the Club’s instructors and guest authors.

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Exercise and the young dog

Exercise and the young dog

Knowing the risks Between the ages of 4 months and 9 months the joints of young dogs are most vulnerable to damage and the potential for damage continues until they are skeletally mature at 15 to 22 months. Damage can take the form of joint laxity (hip dysplasia is an...

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Together apart – raising two at once

Together apart – raising two at once

Occasionally people will purchase two puppies, sometimes from the same litter or different litters but very close in age. The intention is always good. Most people who get two puppies do so in the hope that they will keep each other company or will bond with two...

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Ignoring other dogs – it’s the polite thing to do

Ignoring other dogs – it’s the polite thing to do

An important component of dog and puppy socialisation is teaching them to control their enthusiasm, to behave appropriately and respect other dogs’ personal space. A lot of dogs will already be excited by the idea of going for a walk and if they see another dog it can...

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