Today I thought I would do a blog on my dog Alfie and share some tips and advice for getting a puppy. I hope you enjoy!

About Alfie:
Alfie was born on the 30 March 2012 in Thetford. I have always wanted a Yorkshire Terrier and I was lucky enough to get one. Alfie is such a happy little dog and always wanting to play. He is quite a nervous dog. Meaning if someone he doesn’t know comes in the house he will stay close to you, when you walk him and another person or dog walks past he will walk right close to you, and if anything moves in the house he gets all uneasy. He is a very friendly dog and definitely a people’s dog. I do have a little box that I have kept a few of Alfie’s things in when he was younger. In this box there is his vet booklet for his vaccinations, pictures from when he was a puppy, his first lead from when he was a puppy, and a couple other bits and bobs.

Tips & Advice:
When buying a puppy I would recommend to have a look at adoption places and dog breeders and decide which one you would like to go with. I wanted a puppy so I looked on the internet for breeders. I would definitely recommend doing your research; on the breeder/adoption place, which breed of dog you want, etc. When you are looking to get a puppy I would definitely make sure you have enough space for the dog. E.g. the bigger the dog the more space it will need. Make sure you have enough time to spend with your dog and training it. At the time when I got Alfie I was in school and had a half term so I had time for Alfie to settle in at my home. Before you bring your puppy home you will need to have a bed, lead, food bowl, lots of toys, etc. When I first bought Alfie home during the night he would cry because he wanted his mum, but I had his bed next to mine so he wasn’t alone. Training Alfie was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. I had to train him his name, how to sit, lay, to come, etc. One of the hardest things to train was toilet training. When Alfie was growing up he would chew on anything (especially furniture), he used to get bored of toys so easily. Even now when he gets a new toy he will break it within half an hour of having it. As Alfie is a Yorkshire Terrier his hair does grow so we have to take him to a groomer frequently to get him washed and cut (another thing to consider when deciding on what breed of dog to get). I absolutely loved the experience of having a puppy and would 100% do it all again.

I hope you enjoying reading as it was a slightly different blog than usual. I hope to see you soon! Bye!

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