Puppy Behaviour Questions

Never leave a child unattended with a puppy or dog


Sign up for puppy training classes and take your puppy along once it has had its 2nd vaccination.

 Is it normal to bite?

Although it is normal for puppies to nip, they do need to learn that this isn’t acceptable behaviour.  Without getting cross or losing your temper make it clear in a firm voice that they are to stop.  If the behaviour continues then remove them and put them into their indoor kennel until they are calm.

How can you get pupppies accustomed to being left alone?

  • Get the puppy accustomed to being left alone by leaving them for very short times initially and gradually build up the time left.  Dogs shouldn’t be left for more than 4 hours at a time on a regular basis.  Boredom can cause dogs to bark or be destructive in the house.
  • Let the puppy see that you are getting ready to go out, put on your coat, get the car keys, close the door on them and then come back a few minutes later.
  • Leaving them for just a few minutes initially lets them soon see that although you go away you do come back.
  • If your puppy struggles with separation anxiety there are products that can help.

For more information please speak with one of our veterinary nurses.