Resources for new puppy owners

Introducing our new Puppy Guide!

Bow Wow Meow Puppy Guide

Bringing home and looking after a new puppy can be a big challenge!

Our brand new Bow Wow Meow Puppy Guide is an easy to use comprehensive guide for new pet parents that has been developed by pet professionals and puppy trainers.

It is jammed pack full of useful information that will help give your new puppy the best possible start in life!

To download the guide, please click here.


Directory for puppy parents

We’ve also put together a list of resources with tips and advice to help you in these early days. Whether you’re searching for the perfect name for your puppy, looking to puppy proof your home or to train and socialise your new family member, this list is a great place to start.

This list is continually growing and being updated. If you think we are missing some information or have a suggested link to add to our list, please contact us.


Name your puppy


Looking for the perfect name for your dog? Bow Wow Meow’s Pet Naming site has thousands of dog and cat names, to make finding the right name easy.


Puppy checklist

Puppy care and health Bow Wow MeowHaving the right food, supplies and equipment will help maximise your enjoyment of your first few days with your new family member. We have put together a checklist of all the supplies you will need to prepare yourself for your puppy’s arrival. We suggest that you print it out and use it as a shopping guide.


Preparing for the new arrival

The first day and night with your brand new fur baby can be challenging! After you read these articles you should be totally prepared for what’s to come!

Tips on raising a puppy from well-known celebrity dog trainer Dr Katrina Warren.




Training your puppy

There are no set rules for how to train a puppy, but you need to determine what works best for your household. Above all, consistency is key!


Puppy socialisation

Socialising means meeting and having pleasant encounters with others. Puppies should become accustomed to a wide range of events, environments, situations, people and animals.

This article outlines the importance of socialisation and how to go about it from the start:

This articles gives you some great tips and advice:

Under the headline ‘Socialisation matters: Don’t let the clowns eat your puppy,’ this article explains in human terms why socialisation is so important and how it can be done.


Puppy vaccination

Our article on the importance of puppy and dog vaccination as well as comprehensive information about the types of diseases that can be vaccinated against, proper puppy vaccination schedules, types of puppy vaccines and the average cost of vaccinating your puppy.


Pet Insurance

Puppies are very adventurous and highly accident prone, and often end up hurting themselves whilst they are still growing. Their underdeveloped immune system means they are also vulnerable to getting infections and catching diseases.

It is important to take out pet insurance from the very start, to ensure that your puppy is always covered and before any pre-existing conditions are diagnosed. Get 2 months free pet insurance for your puppy2 from Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance!


10% discount for multiple pets     


*Please note, any pet insurance advice provided is general only. Refer to the applicable Product Disclosure Statement for details of Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance cover.