Dog care and welfare

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Looking after a dog means dealing with challenges or new situations that arise at various stages in their life, and yours. Our experts have provided some guidance on how best to handle these to keep your dog happy and healthy.

In this section...

Yellow labrador puppy looks over shoulder

Find out how to set puppies up for optimal learning and growth into confident, well-adjusted adult dogs.

A guide dog sitting between two deckchairs on the beach

How to keep your dog happy and healthy during hot weather.

A guide dogs vet is looking in a puppies mouth

Keeping your dog healthy.

Close up of a black puppy

Support for vets working with guide dogs.

A family and their dog walk along a path through parkland

How to manage an assistance dog with a family or new baby.

A golden retriever rests its head on the floor

Helping your dog during firework season.

Guide dog owner and dog crossing a road

Some points to consider before and during your travels with your guide dog.