Betty's dog blog

Puppy preparation and survival guide

Getting a new puppy is often where reality and expectation collide. To prepare you for the disparity between the two I have put together this short guide. The first part will get you prepared and understand what to expect, the second part will get you through those tough early days together. Good luck.

The ultimate puppy preparation guide 2020

Preparation guide [Part: 1]December 17, 2019

Preparation guide [Part 1] - If you've got a new arrival coming in the shape of a puppy, you'll want to check this out! [Start here]

What to do before your puppy arrives

Preparation guide [Part: 2]December 18, 2019

Preparation guide [Part 2] - Overview of things that you need to do and prepare for before your puppy arrives at their new forever home.

Puppy pen ideas

Preparation guide [Part: 3]December 18, 2019

Preparation guide [Part 3] - Detailed instructions on how to set up the perfect pen for your puppy to feel right at home.

Just some puppy pictures

Preparation guide [Part: 3.5]January 07, 2020

Preparation guide [Part 3 1/2] - I say we have a break and look at some cute puppy pictures! These are all images of our puppy Betty (the star of this blog).

Puppy shopping list

Preparation guide [Part: 4]January 09, 2020

Preparation guide [Part 4] - A list of items you will probably need to buy before your new puppy arrives. This will help you prepare for your new puppy pal!

Puppy socialisation checklist

Preparation guide [Part: 5]January 16, 2020

Preparation guide [Part 5] - Things you must introduce your puppy to early on in order to socialise them properly. This will help them mature into a calm, confident companion that you love to be with.

Checklist for collecting your puppy

Preparation guide [Part: 6]January 22, 2020

Preparation guide [Part 6] - Checklist of 10 things you should do, learn and ask about when collecting your puppy from the breeder.

Puppy preparation quiz

Preparation guide [Part: 7]January 30, 2020

Preparation guide [Quiz] - Take the test to see if you are fully prepared for life with your new puppy. If not, you need to study harder, my friend!

Puppy survival guide

Survival guide [Part: 1]January 30, 2020

Survival guide [Part 1] - Survival guide to get you through the first month with your new puppy. [Start Here]

Day 1 with your new puppy

Survival guide [Part: 2]January 31, 2020

Survival guide [Part 2] - The first day is very important so this whole post is dedicated to day one with your new puppy.

The first week with your new puppy

Survival guide [Part: 2.1]April 19, 2020

Here we continue our survival guide series with the things we need to do on in the very first week with your new puppy.

How to stop a puppy from biting you

Survival guide [Part: 3]February 04, 2020

Survival guide [Part 3] - Help, my puppy has a razor-sharp shark mouth and bites hard causing bleeding and upset to the family! This post is dedicated to solving this issue right from the start.

How to help a puppy with separation anxiety

Survival guide [Part: 6]February 04, 2020

Survival guide [Part 6] - Here are 5 easy to follow steps to make sure your puppy avoids separation anxiety.