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Pets at Home Puppy Podcast

Pets at Home

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 we've gathered together our top in-house experts to ensure the Pets at Home podcast will act as your very own, personal puppy checklist. And don’t forget to join our VIP Puppy Club, for even more expert advice and exclusive offers.
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Puppy podcast - Series 1 trailer#1 Thinking about getting a puppy?#2 Bringing your puppy home#3 First trip to the vet#4 Puppy nutrition tips#5 Basic puppy training#6 Out and about#7 Grooming and puppy dental care#8 Body language and behaviour#9 Puppy toys special#10 How to puppy-proof your garden#11 How to socialise your puppy while social distancing#12 Boredom busting and training tips#13 Vet visits and face coverings advice#14 Staycationing with your pup - Part 1#15 Staycationing with your pup - Part 2
From a wander down to the local shop, to a holiday on sunnier shores, we commonly take our puppies out and about with us. Our partners in adventure, puppies are great at getting us exploring. Sadly, accidents, illnesses and transport issues are all quick ways to spoil the fun. Knowing how to keep your puppy safe and sound while on holiday means that the whole family can relax, smile and enjoy spending quality time with your furriest family member! This episode sees me, host of the podcast and editor of My VIP magazine – the customer magazine for Pets at Home – Kate Cornish, talk to Huw Stacey, Director of Clinical Service, Vets4Pets, and Claire Gavin Innovations Director at Pets at Home, who chat through  potential perils your puppy could face while on a campsite or beach, plus what to pack to keep your puppy happy. After all, it’s their holiday too! As ever, please excuse the sounds of daily life, such as pets meowing and barking and other everyday sounds. We are all recording these episodes from our homes. There is some slight interference at the top of this episode which, for once, wasn’t my fault! Anyway, I hope this doesn’t detract from your experience. Please do share and subscribe and send us any questions or topics you’d like us to cover at puppypodcast@petsathome.co.uk. You can also follow Pets at Home on Twitter @petsathome and on Instagram @petsathomeUK. You can also find us on Facebook. I’d love to hear your stories of travels with your pup! A special thanks to our audio editor Nathan Copelin for his technical wizardry Happy listening!
23-10-2020
25 mins
#16 Puppy sleeping habits and training
NEW EPISODE! Watching them sleep —legs akimbo, paws paddling — is one of the many joys of living with a puppy. Understanding how and when your puppy likes to sleep means you’ll have a happier time together. “Sleepy time” is the new “me time”. And, for 2021, bedtime routines have been predicted by trend spotters to become more luxurious than ever. So, to celebrate National Bed Month, an event which takes place throughout the entirety of March (organised by the Sleep Council to bring awareness to why a sound sleep is good for our health), we thought we’d talk about puppies and their sleeping requirements. How much sleep does a puppy need? What kind of the bed do they need? And where do you put the bed? All these questions and more are answered, when host Kate Cornish is joined by her panel of experts and a proud puppy owner.   Find out more about Claire North’s expertise at http://northk9.co.uk/ (North K9 Dog Training): http://northk9.co.uk (http://northk9.co.uk)   https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog/puppy/puppy-beds---blankets (Click here) for Pets at Home’s, Just for Puppy range of puppy beds: https://bit.ly/38gmFSE (https://bit.ly/38gmFSE)   Please do share and subscribe and send us any questions or topics you’d like us to cover at puppypodcast@petsathome.co.uk.   Please follow us: Twitter @petsathome Instagram @petsathomeUK https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206 (The Wagging Tail puppy owners Facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206).   A special thanks to our audio editor Nathan Copelin for his technical wizardry.   Happy listening!
09-03-2021
45 mins
#17 2021 Summer special
In this episode we speak to Samantha Butler-Davies, the Veterinary Clinical Services Manager at Vets4Pets and Claire Gavin, Director of Creative Development & Innovation at Pets at Home, about everything any puppy owner needs to know during the warmer summer months. Also.... You can read more about Lucy’s Law here: https://getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk/ (https://getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk/)  https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/merch-groups/all-cooling?cm_re=CoolingLandingPage-_-HeaderImg-_-25OFF-ALLCOOLING2021 (Shop all of our cooling products here) And yes folks, peanut scented bubbles really do exist! https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/bubble-dog-doggie-bubble-manual-gun (Find there here.) https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/searchterm?searchTerm=tick%20twister&pageSize=24&resultType=1 (Get your trusty tick twisters here) For more expert advice you can visit https://www.vets4pets.com/pet-health-advice/dog-advice/ (vets4pets.com) and over on petsathome.com, the Pet Talk section has some great advice too. https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog/puppy-club?cm_re=landingpage-_-PuppyKittenClub-_-PUPPY_VIP_CLUB (You can also join our Puppy Club, for free)! Sign up to receive tailored offers and discounts. Plus, expert pet care advice. Join for free online then download our VIP Club App, to access your exclusive offers. Meanwhile, over on Facebook, we’ve a group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206 (The Wagging Tail), created with puppies (and parents!) in mind. It’s open to everyone on a journey with their new furry family member, join our group to surround yourself with friendly advice, top tips and like-minded owners who understand your struggles, celebrate your breakthroughs and love to see those puppy pictures! You can get in touch with us via Twitter where our tag is https://twitter.com/PetsatHome (@petsathome) and on Instagram, we are https://www.instagram.com/petsathomeuk/ (@petsathomeuk)
09-08-2021
1 hr
#18 Your most frequently asked questions answered!
What’s your puppy trying to tell you? Confused? Don’t be! Are you worried that, when it comes to bringing up your puppy, you’re not doing it right? Don’t be! You’re doing fine! We reached out to our puppy-owning customers, members of the Pets at Home Puppy and Kitten Club and our Facebook group, The Wagging Tail, to ask them what type of questions they’d like answering when it comes to their little bundles of fluff, along with any other reassurance and guidance they’d like us to cover. And this podcast episode is the result. Editor of My VIP magazine, Kate Cornish, puts anxious puppy owners’ questions to Dr Samantha Butler Davies, Veterinary Clinical Services Manager, at Vets4Pets. Want to know why your puppy eats grass? Why do they roll in poo? How do you save your precious belongings from being chewed and ruined? Why won’t they stop crying? Aaagh! Don’t worry, we have all the exert advice you need to make your journey with your pup smooth and happy ride. Oh, and if you’re puppy has rolled in fox poo, https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/fox-poo-dog-shampoo-250ml (you’ll be needing this!) For more expert advice you can visit https://www.vets4pets.com/pet-health-advice/dog-advice/ (vets4pets.com) and over on petsathome.com, the Pet Talk section has some great advice too. https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog/puppy-club?cm_re=landingpage-_-PuppyKittenClub-_-PUPPY_VIP_CLUB (You can also join our Puppy Club, for free)! Sign up to receive tailored offers and discounts. Plus, expert pet care advice. Join for free online then download our VIP Club App, to access your exclusive offers. Meanwhile, over on Facebook, we’ve a group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206 (The Wagging Tail), created with puppies (and parents!) in mind. It’s open to everyone on a journey with their new furry family member, join our group to surround yourself with friendly advice, top tips and like-minded owners who understand your struggles, celebrate your breakthroughs and love to see those puppy pictures! You can get in touch with us via Twitter where our tag is https://twitter.com/PetsatHome (@petsathome) and on Instagram, we are https://www.instagram.com/petsathomeuk/ (@petsathomeuk)  [NM1]Dr Samantha
21-09-2021
29 mins
#19 Your most frequently asked questions answered - Part 2!
Editor of My VIP magazine, Kate Cornish, puts anxious puppy owners’ questions to the brilliant dog behaviourist and trainer Claire North, who dishes out a plethora of perfect puppy advice.   We reached out to our puppy-owning customers, members of the Pets at Home Puppy and Kitten Club and our Facebook group, The Wagging Tail, to ask them what type of questions they’d like answering when it comes to their little bundles of fluff, along with any other reassurance and guidance they’d like us to cover. And this podcast episode is the result.   Why does my puppy bark at the postman?’ Why doesn’t my puppy like being patted on the head? What the heck are zoomies? Don’t worry, we have the answers and all the expert advice you need, to make your journey with your puppy a smooth and happy ride.     Join the club!   If you’re not already member, then why not join the https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/promotions/puppy-kitten-club (Pets at Home VIP Puppy & Kitten Club)? You can join the club via the Pets at Home app, which is free to download, and by doing so you and your Very Important Pet will join the millions of pet owners getting expert advice through their puppy or kitten’s first year. In addition to advice and tips, you’ll also get 10% off your first shop, plus, every swipe of your VIP card raises funds for an animal charity of your choice. We'll send you quarterly updates to let you know how much you've raised. To date, members have helped raise over £10 million for pets in need! What’s not to like?   Claire North   You can find out more about Claire North and the puppy training services she offers at http://www.northk9.co.uk/ (www.northK9.co.uk) and Claire’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/NorthK9Training (www.facebook.com/NorthK9Training)   Looking for more advice?   For more expert advice you can visit https://www.vets4pets.com/pet-health-advice/dog-advice/ (vets4pets.com) and over on petsathome.com, the Pet Talk section has some great advice too.   Meanwhile, over on Facebook, we’ve a group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/640281863354206 (The Wagging Tail), created with puppies (and parents!) in mind. It’s open to everyone on a journey with their new furry family member, join our group to surround yourself with friendly advice, top tips and like-minded owners who understand your struggles, celebrate your breakthroughs and love to see those puppy pictures!   Get in touch!   You can get in touch with us via Twitter where our tag is https://twitter.com/PetsatHome (@petsathome) and on Instagram, we are https://www.instagram.com/petsathomeuk/ (@petsathomeuk)   Finally, if you have a puppy-related question you’d like to put to our panel, email it to puppypodcast@petsathome.co.uk
28-10-2021
35 mins

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