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Puppies In Durban City

Preparing to add a puppy to the family is fun and exciting, but can also be overwhelming if you have not done the proper research into the many different breeds available for adoption in Durban City. Puppies typically range in size from 0,5 kilogrammes to 10,4 kilogrammes, and many can grow very rapidly, such as the popular Boerboel and other Mastiff breeds.

Popular Breeds in South Africa

South Africa has many popular breeds of dogs that you will find plenty of listings for when browsing the classified ads for a new puppy. The South African Mastiff, or the Boerboel is arguably the most popular breed in the country. Other popular breeds worth considering are the Jack Russell terrier, Labrador, German Shepherd, Yorkshire terrier and the Golden Retriever. All of these breeds have something to offer and some are good with children while some simply aren't suitable. Researching these and other breeds will allow you to understand the training, dietary, and housing needs of each breed you are interested in.

Puppy Supplies and Puppy Proofing

Once you've decided to adopt a puppy, it is advisable to purchase puppy supplies before bringing the dog home. A new puppy requires things like a dog bed, crate or kennel, food and water bowls, a high-quality kibble, and plenty of toys. It is certainly easier to shop for these items before bringing home a new dog. While getting things set up for the puppy, it is also highly-recommended that you puppy proof your home. Get down to the puppy's level and remove anything he may damage or injure himself on, such as electrical cords. No matter the breed, puppies love to chew and they can find things humans may overlook. Puppy proofing will save you a tonne of aggravation later on.

After finding and adopting the perfect puppy in Durban City, begin training immediately in a firm, but gentle way using positive reinforcement. Socialisation of puppies of all breeds is highly recommended to prevent aggression and fearful behaviour. With the proper training, a puppy will grow up to become a well-adjusted member of the family that will provide years of love and companionship.