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Buying a Puppy from a breeder

Disreputable dog breeders, who are usually in the “puppy-farm” business just for the money, can wreak misery and death on the innocent animals that would otherwise be lifelong pets and friends.

There are some simple guidelines that, if followed, could put such people out of business, and give a dog a long happy life.

Trading Standards recommendations for buying a puppy

  • Be wary of outlets offering more than one or two breeds
  • When visiting the seller note the surroundings
  • Visit the puppy more than once
  • Ask to see the pedigree papers and ensure the breeder’s name is on the certificate
  • The breeder should want to know about you too
  • Ask to see the puppy with its Mother – be very suspicious if you can’t

Puppies bred commercially, indiscriminately and carelessly are likely to…

  • Develop disease
  • Have temperamental problems
  • Find adjusting to family life hard
  • Be difficult to housetrain
  • Suffer physical defects and have hereditary weaknesses

Think carefully before buying and do not buy the puppy because you feel sorry for it.

 

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Dog Rescue

Every year the RSPCA re-homes around 70,000 animals – many of these are dogs – often these dogs are unwanted pets that have been callously dumped or victims of cruelty.  In many cases dog and puppies were removed from their homes and taken to RSPCA animal centres to be looked after until they were well enough to be re-homed. The Society is constantly amazed at the lack of love and respect some owners have for their dogs.

Finding an animal to re-home

Unfortunately, they are not currently able to give details of all the dogss in need of new homes online.

If you are interested in re-homing a dog or puppy, pay a visit to your local RSPCA animal centre – or you can view animals at RSPCA Block Fen or Gonsal Farm Animal Centres online.

At any one time, the RSPCA has hundreds of dogs and puppies across the UK looking for new homes.

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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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