Puppies can start their vaccination programme as early as 6 weeks of age for the first injection, the second injection is given at 10 weeks of age and your puppy can mix with other dogs from 12 weeks of age.
The vaccines are for the diseases; Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza.
Vaccinations are given at regular intervals to boost the immunity against the relevant diseases. Boosters are given every 1-3 years depending on the duration of the induced immunity.
Regular worming is recommended as often as every 3 months for the protection of your dog, family and the general public. Our wormers treat for roundworm, hookworm, whipworm tapeworm and lungworm.
Neutering is advisable to prevent unwanted pregnancies, undesirable behaviour, mammary tumours and infections of the uterus. The surgery can be carried out from as young as three months of age, however our general recommendation is for surgery from 5-6 months of age.
Puppy; Successful puppy training lays a good foundation for a well behaved adult that is fun to be with. Early training from the first day will also prevent the development of undesirable behaviour.
Adult; There are many training schools that will help train you and your dog. There are also training clubs that specialise in various dog exercise discipines that can be fun for both of you.
There are some very useful short training videos on the Dogs Trust website
The microchip is inserted along the back between the shoulder blades and carries a unique 15 digit number specific to your dog. The number is registered on the national Petlog data base managed by the Kennel Club. Reunification with your lost pet is much quicker once the microchip has been scanned and your details retrieved from the Petlog data base.