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This is the third instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home.  How big will he get?  Murdock has changed so much since we brought him home at the end of June. He seems to be growing bigger every time we look at him at the moment and we still aren’t completely sure how big he will get. His mum, Pie is a large greyhound-sized lurcher and his dad is a pedigree whippet, so we think he will be somewhere between the two. Some of...

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Right now, many of our children are returning to school and many of us are preparing for the most significant ‘return to normal’ since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Sadly, this also means a significant change for our pets too. After close to six months watching us work from home or having family and children around all the time, they are going to have to adjust to being left alone once more. And for pets like Murdock – the star of our puppy diaries blog series – they could be left alone for the first time ever. So it is important...

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This is the second instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. Teething Puppies develop their first set of 28 tiny, razor-sharp teeth when they are about 2 weeks old. At around 3 to 4 months of age these tiny teeth begin to fall out and are replaced with 42 adult teeth. I can see that Murdock has already lost a few baby teeth at the front and for the next couple of months he will be keener than usual to bite down on things...

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At the moment in the UK it is compulsory to wear a face mask in many enclosed public spaces, including public transport, museums, galleries, shops, supermarkets and shopping centres. A growing number of people are also wearing face coverings in other public spaces - such as parks and high streets - in order to protect themselves and others from spreading coronavirus. Whilst this is great for preventing the pandemic, some dogs may feel anxious or afraid if they see someone wearing a face mask and they may need you help to understand that everything is OK.  Mask Photo by Kate...

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The UK is preparing for the return to school in a few weeks - when most of our children have been at home since March. This will be a big change for our pets too. Many of us are worried about leaving our pets after spending so much time at home together. Which is why it is important to start training now, to make sure that your dog doesn’t get overwhelmed with stress or anxiety once they are suddenly left on their own again.  ldog Photo by Alexandru Sofronie on Unsplash Getting ready to be left alone Before you start...

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