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The Dog Blog

A Day in the Life of a Team Leader

A Day in the Life of a Team Leader

After a quick check of the van and refresh of the water bowls I head off at 9. 15 am. I pop the fan on for the van because its already 13 degrees! I pick up my 4 morning dogs and head out to overscourt woods. I picked overscourt because it is...

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Nell – My Puppy: Creating a Bond

Nell – My Puppy: Creating a Bond

Weighing in at 12.8kg and now aged 5 months; Nell is growing exactly as I would want her to. She is still having three meals a day. Puppies grow so fast in the early stages and I want Nell to reach her full growth potential. Once she has fully grown her food will be adjusted to enable her to maintain her ideal weight.

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Leaving your puppy for the first time and clicker training

Leaving your puppy for the first time and clicker training

This blog marks the first time I had to leave Nell whilst Heather and I went to a 3 day conference (WOOF 2017). I left her at home with my Hubby and I was a little apprehensive as Paul is not used to puppies. I don’t know why I was concerned they got on so well and they definitely have a special bond that has grown.

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Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

This is Nell’s 12th week and on 6th Feb she will be 3 calendar months old. 12 weeks is quite a milestone in a puppies life, and crucially important to Nell’s development. Things that Nell experience at this time are in the forefront of everything I do with her.

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The Settling in Period

The Settling in Period

This week has seen an enormous jump both in Nell’s physical ability and also her awareness of her own surroundings. She is much more alert to things around her and is starting to get lots of energy!!

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The first week at home

The first week at home

What a week; It has been 20 years since I last looked after a puppy and whilst I knew what to expect the reality is a little different. Heather amongst other reasons stated she had selected Nell because she appeared relaxed amongst her siblings and indeed she is. That said, she is only a baby and needs time and care.

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Choosing a Puppy

Choosing a Puppy

Nell was a gift for Christmas for my mum Sue. She had been talking about getting a puppy for some time; she works at Bristol HPC HQ looking after the Bristol boarders and day cares for the last 5 years.

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