Betty's dog blog

Puppy preparation and survival guide

I thought I could share our thoughts, guides, notes and experiences in the hope it will help new puppy owners out. Where possible, I will give direct examples and lots of pictures with our family puppy (now dog) Betty.

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.

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.