General Tips for Managing your Puppy
Your puppy will repeat any behaviour that it receives positive attention for, also known as a reward (eg praise, food, a toy, affection). They generally will not repeat a behaviour that they receive no attention/reward for or when an appropriate correction is given consistently.
Take your puppy everywhere – If you want a calm, confident, social dog then you need to expose your puppy to a variety of experiences, eg. machinery, public places, noises, different people and other dogs. Keep your puppy on a lead, praise positive responses and always leave with your puppy displaying positive body language. An isolated puppy will grow up into a fearful dog, so put the time in now.
Make your puppy work for its food, toy or affection by asking them to perform a command such as ‘Sit’ or ‘Down’.
Maintain a stable routine with your puppy that includes daily physical and mental exercise, eg. a lead walk in the morning and some training work in the afternoon.
Always enter/exit rooms before your dog, emphasizing to them that you are the leader.
Walk with your puppy on a lead next to or behind you.
Always give calm but confident corrections, as directed. If in doubt seek advice from a vet or pet behaviourist.
Our website makes use of non-invasive (no personal data) cookies to provide you with an enhanced user experience. By continuing to use the site, you consent to this.Close More
The UK Law now requires us to get consent from you for the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file containing text and numbers generated by the website and passed from your browser back to our website when you revisit the site.

A cookie is used here to allow you to navigate the site, log in etc. Without this cookie (called a session cookie), this site would not work properly and so this has already been set.

We use a popular statistics tool called Google Analytics which uses non invasive cookies to allow us to find out how effective our marketing is, based on referencing how you got to our website (search engine, direct, or from another site etc).

We use an animation based rotating image which uses a cookie to know which image was last displayed so that as you move from page to page you are not seeing the same image every time.

We can also make use of third party services such as video clip players which can set cookies, for example to enable them to know that you part played a video clip previously, or to store customised settings such as brightness or volume. Close
vet in woosehill
Nine Mile Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 200 veterinary practices within the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473 – Registered Office: CVS House Vinces Road Diss Norfolk IP22 4AY.