Getting a new puppy is a wonderfully exciting time - but it also throws up a number of questions. What are you supposed to do when you first bring your new addition home? What about the first trip to the vet? How about training and nutrition? Don't worry, because the award-winning Puppy Podcast from Pets at Home is here to help! We've gathered together our top in-house experts to ensure the podcast will act as your very own, personal puppy checklist.
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#1 Thinking about getting a puppy?
Getting a puppy can be exciting, but there’s lots to think about and prepare for. Don't worry, we're here to help. In our first episode of the puppy podcast, Kate Cornish, Editor of My VIP magazine, and Head of Pets for Pets at Home, Karlien Heyrman, chat about everything you’ll need to consider when deciding to add a puppy to your family.
#2 Bringing your puppy home
One of life’s most joyous occasions is bringing home your new puppy for the first time. But it’s also a big responsibility for you and a major day in a puppy’s life. This episode covers how to help with this potentially stressful situation so it’s all smooth sailing from day one. This show includes a guest appearance from Rags the Golden Doodle puppy and her owner, Maria.
#3 First trip to the vet
Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for all the family but there’s lots of things to think about too, one of which is the first visit to the vet. It helps to know what kind of questions to ask. In this episode, Head of Pets, Pets at Home, Karlien Heyrman discusses all of the important questions your vet might quiz you on. We’re also joined by dog behaviourist Claire North of https://www.northk9.co.uk/ and Rags the puppy.
#4 Puppy nutrition tips
By ensuring that your puppy receives the best nutrition from day one, you’ll be helping them on the road to a happy, long and healthy life. Joining My VIP Editor Kate Cornish for this episode is Head of Pets at Pets at Home, Karlien Heyrman, VIP member Maria and Louisa from our store team. You can find out more about free nutrition consultations from Pets at Home here: https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/content/dog-nutrition-consultations
#5 Basic puppy training
This episode is all about training. Getting a puppy is one of the happiest times in any family’s life and you can bring up a well behaved dog by doing the right things at the right time. Kate Cornish, Editor of My VIP magazine, is joined by puppy trainer Claire North along with VIP member Sarah Enriles and her puppy Mia.
#6 Out and about
Introducing your puppy to the big wide world is a huge step for them – and you. In this episode we discuss how to keep them safe in new situations, and how to handle meeting other pets. So, to talk us through how to help your puppy when you’re out and about, we are joined by puppy behaviourist and trainer Claire North from North K9 Dog Training.
I’m only half way through this but it has been the most informative information I have found so far. Researching what to do when you get a puppy is daunting but this podcast covers all the essentials.
I’ve learnt so much and so grateful for this! I feel so much more confident about my puppy coming home soon!
My favourite podcast it’s so good brilliant advice for new puppy owners you should do one about cats
Good easy to understand advice
Would benefit from the addition of the odd male voice to make it feel more inclusive