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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

Battersea Dogs Home is devoted to finding dogs  loving and permanent new homes.

A dedicated team interviews everyone who wants to offer a home to a dog  and their unique computer matching system helps them find the perfect match.

The average stay for a dog at Battersea Dogs  Home is 23 days, but some dogs end up staying  a bit longer through no fault of their own. Sometimes a dog needs an extra-special  home, with experience of their breed, temperament, or they may be unsuitable with children or other animals.

Whatever the reason, the dedicated staff here at the Dogs Home take care of them until the right owner comes along.

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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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