Got a puppy for
Things you need to think about...
A healthy puppy is a With appropriate training and time, a puppy Desexing can be the
happy puppy. will become a well mannered dog and a great kindest thing you can
Ask your vet about companion. do for your dog.
vaccinations and diet. However, like children, puppies will go through If you don’t want him to
various stages before they mature and will at times use it, he should lose it!
behave in a less than desirable manner.
problems can be solved. Early socialisation of
Don’t be afraid to seek help puppies is essential.
from a professional or Consider attending
other knowledgeable puppy training courses
person. or joining the Canine
Spend time with your
We all enjoy a little com- Make an effort learn
panionship. about dogs.
Visit your local library
Dogs need care when you go on holiday. or your bookshop.
Who is looking after your dog?
Be patient and never lose your
temper. All puppies over
Puppies are like little children - Adults, do not expect a child to take 3 months must be
bad behaviour is often a responsibility for the puppy. registered and may
symptom of a lack of training Generally children do not have the skills or require micro-chipping.
and maturity. commitment to properly care for a puppy. Talk to Animal Control.
Owning a dog is a responsibility for life....
Every year thousands of animals are abandoned, sadly not all
of these animals can be re-homed and many are destroyed.
Proudly brought to you by the Marlborough District Council
Animal Control in conjunction with the SPCA.