Paws up for the Petmania Puppy Club

Specialist pet retailer launches free online resource for pup-parents


An Irish-owned specialist pet retailer has launched the Petmania Puppy Club, a free online resource for new pet parents. Petmania is sharing its expertise on all aspects of a puppy’s health, diet, training, and grooming with everything puppy owners need to navigate the developmental milestones in a puppy’s first year.


New puppy owners can sign-up to The Petmania Puppy Club any time before or during their puppy’s first year to receive timely advice tailored to the pup’s age, development stage, and upcoming milestones. The step-by-step guidance through the first year includes how to choose a puppy, teething, house training, vaccinations, socialising, grooming, diet plus ‘sit, stay, focus’ and lead training via www.petmania.ie/puppy-club.


The ‘Pandemic Puppy Boom’ in the last 18-months has been phenomenal. Animal shelters and pet charities have been inundated with requests with some reporting an increase of 134% in adoption applications.*


Petmania’s annual Pet & Life-Style Survey** release in February revealed:

  • 36% of the respondents got a new pet during 2020.
  • September (14%), followed by December (13%), were the most popular months for getting a pet.
  • Dogs continue to be the most popular choice for the family pet, with 70% of respondents saying they have a pet dog.
  • 28% own a puppy.
  • Companionship was sighted as the number one reason for people to get a dog (57%).


Petmania has enlisted some of Ireland’s top pet experts including Dawn Greer, a Championship level Agility Trainer who has represented Ireland at Crufts, the World Agility Championships, and the European Open. Dawn has 10 four-legged family members and shares her insights with Petmania Puppy Club members on training and behaviour.  


Dawn commented: 

“Your puppy’s experiences within the first year are incredibly important to his social and mental wellbeing. It can make all the difference to his personality and temperament when he becomes an adult. Helping puppies meet their behavioural milestones is a key element in raising your new pup. I advise new pet parents to sign up for the Petmania Puppy Club to help them on their way to raising happy, healthy adult dogs!”


Emily Miller of Petmania said,

“Getting a puppy is an exciting time for any family. The Petmania Puppy Club will help guide and support you during your puppy’s first year. Puppies need to understand what you want them to do and to follow your instructions in all social settings. This is vital to help you raise a happy, healthy puppy. We have missed hosting our monthly puppy classes at Petmania. We are delighted to launch the Petmania Puppy Club and encourage new puppy-parents to join.”  


For those that wish to join the Petmania Puppy Club and get exclusive access to discounts, care advice and step-by-step guidance through their puppy’s first year, they can visit www.petmania.ie/puppy-club .