Puppy Advice

Your New Dog

You’re getting ready to welcome your new dog into your family. Here’s some advice to help you prepare for their arrival.

New dog content and resting on owners lap
  • 8 week old French Bulldog puppy sleeping on owners lap

Puppy Stages

Your puppy’s development stages – what to expect.

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  • New puppy at home laying down on blue and white striped blanket

Bringing a puppy home

Tips for helping your new dog to settle into their new home.

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  • Young puppy's first night resting on bed with small teddy

The first night with a new puppy

Surviving the first 24 hours as a new puppy parent.

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  • Golden Retriever puppy alone at home on bed with red rubber toy

Leaving puppies alone

What you need to know about leaving puppies alone

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  • Young puppy laying on floor indoors with head resting on teddy bear

Coping with the puppy blues

Experiencing regret at getting a puppy. You’re not alone!

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  • owner training Australian shepherd puppy to sit using food lure

Puppy training

How to train your puppy and find professional puppy training classes.

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  • Puppy walking in woodland on lead with owner for socialisation

Puppy socialisation

The key life skills your puppy needs to learn.

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  • Female owner laying down in dry grass with arms around her older dog

Dog care guides

Essential guides to help you care for your dog.

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  • Rescue dog at home laying upside down on white bedsheets

Bringing home a rescue dog

How to prepare to bring home your adopted dog.

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Testimonials

What Clients say
about Puppy School

  • “I wanted to share my gratitude towards my puppy school tutor in Chichester, Louise Williamson. She has really gone above and beyond to help me giving me lots of support, advice and positive encouragement.”
    —   Emma
  • “Attending puppy school had allowed Ozzy to learn new skills. During the classes Sarah and Adam were very friendly and always on hand to offer good advice and tips. They were also very understanding of Ozzy's needs as he can be a nervous at times.”
    —   Susan
  • “The whole family really enjoyed the puppy course. Elin was a brilliant instructor, extremely knowledgeable, helpful, welcoming and easy to understand. We have learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thank you!”
    —   Sam
  • “Kelly is a fantastic tutor and clearly is knowledgeable about her subject. I have learned a lot from this course and will be able to teach my puppy much more effectively. ”
    —   Katie
  • “Caroline was lovely, clearly knowledgeable, very approachable and patient.”
    —   Sarah