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Buying a Puppy

Some dogs need more time than others do, but every dog requires time for daily interaction beyond just meeting its basic needs. Consider your lifestyle and personality when deciding if a dog would fit into the picture.

  • Why do you want a dog?

  • How active and busy are you?

  • What do you do with the dog when you travel

  • or are on vacation?

  • Do you have young children?

  • Do you have a fenced garden?

  • How big is it?

  • How long at a time will the dog be alone in the home?

  • Does anyone have allergies? (Easier to find this out visiting someone else’s dog first)

  • Would you have the time to start with an untrained puppy/would you be willing to re-train an older dog?

  • What kind of fur and how much grooming/shedding are involved?

  • What size would fit in?

  • Purebred? Mixed? Male? Female? Large? Small?

Dogs needs

Puppies and adult dogs have daily needs. The basics are shelter, food and water, grooming, health care, training, exercise and social interaction. The earlier in life you start teaching a pup what is expected of it the better, but the more it has to learn. With an older dog, there may be some bad habits they’ll have to ‘unlearn’. Early social experiences set the tone for a dog’s development into a dependable companion or a destructive nuisance.

 

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Dog Rescue    National Animal Welfare Trust

Members of the public who want to adopt a dog or puppy from one of the Trust’s Centres must first satisfy the Trust that it is likely to be a successful relationship, and that a lasting partnership will be established between the dog and it’s new owner

Matching details of the home and family  as well as their expectations of their proposed dog or puppy is a must. This information is compared with the characteristics of the dogs that the Trust has available.

The homing process may take up to three weeks before the dog will be able to leave with it’s new owner. During this time, owners and their family will be expected to visit, spending time with the dog or puppy  to form a bond.

Every potential new home is carefully vetted by a team of volunteer home-checkers before being re-housed.  The ‘homing’ procedure is only complete when they are certain that there is a very good match.  Before being homed, both puppies and dogs are vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered.

New owners take the dog on the understanding that if things don’t work out  the dog must be returned to the Trust. Where they have no history of a dog, they will not normally re-home dogs to families with young children.

Inevitably some dogs are with the Trust for a long time, some even for the rest of their natural lives. An absolute rule of the Trust is that no healthy dog is ever put to sleep.

Bull Terrier

Dog Books

The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dog’s Behaviour

Synopsis “Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing.” R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works. From the Back Cover The Dog’s Mind “Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing.” –R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.

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