Toilet training – This is often the first issue you may need help with, as a puppy toileting indoors can be very stressful. We discuss the pros and cons of various methods of toilet training, including crate training vs paper training. Mouthing and biting – This is very common, and all puppies mouth and bite to some degree. A puppy that mouths a child is not meaning any harm, it thinks it is playing, but this can be very scary, and their teeth are quite sharp. We need to teach our puppies that mouthing and biting is not acceptable.
Digging – A very common problem that can quickly wreck your garden, so you will want to get on top of it promptly. We will give personalised advice to help solve this.
Separation anxiety – Dogs are pack animals and to be alone can be a bit scary at first. It is important that our puppies learn that it is OK to be alone, and that you will always be coming back. The most common symptoms of separation anxiety are excessive barking, inappropriate toileting and destructive behaviour. If you learn to recognise the signs of separation anxiety, you can help your puppy cope before it becomes a major problem.