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Click-2-heel publishes checklist of key questions that prospective puppy owners should ask breeders

Checklist is part of Click-2-heel‘s campaign urging anyone looking for a puppy to find a reputable breeder

As part of its campaign urging anyone looking for a puppy to find a reputable breeder, Bracknell-based Click-2-Heel – one of the UK’s leading dog training businesses – has published a checklist of key questions that prospective owners should ask breeders before committing to a puppy from a litter.

Dog trainer, behaviourist, former Crufts Obedience Champion and owner of Click-2-Heel Di Martin comments: “Finding a good breeder and then choosing a puppy can be a potential minefield so we hope this guide provides a starting point.”

The questions in Click-2-Heel’s checklist are:

  • What are the health test requirements of the breed?
  • Will there be Kennel Club Registration Papers?
  • How many times can you visit?
  • Will you get to see the puppies with mum?
  • Does the breed need hearing / sight tests?
  • Will there be a contract of sale?
  • What is the breeding programme and environment like?
  • What age are you allowed to take the puppy home?

The checklist is also covered in module 1 of Click-2-Heel’s market leading Online Puppy Training Course, as well as choosing a breed and sex, how to find a breeder in the first instance, what will the breeder be doing from birth to eight weeks, what to ask about the puppy’s food, preparing for bringing puppy home, husbandry and medical equipment and finally, collecting your puppy.

For info on Click-2-Heel’s wide range of puppy and dog training classes visit the website whilst details on its popular online puppy training course can be found online.

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