Home The Puppy Diaries The Puppy Diaries The ten worst things your dog can do in the office As the nation starts to head back to desktop computers and ten minute tea breaks, Alexandra Fraser lives in fear of Wilfred disgracing himself at her new job. Dog photography: How to capture perfect pictures of your pooch Clicker training – The fastest way to teach a new spaniel new tricks Top tips for grooming a mucky puppy - from easy bath times to tidy pub trips ‘Mucky pup’ is the operative word for an absolute mess – with very good reason. Alexandra Fraser explains how she manages to keep Wilf well-groomed, while still allowing him to having his fun outside. Walking a new puppy - How long to walk for, where to go and how to recover from inevitable setbacks Five things that your puppy shouldn't eat - and what to do when they eat them Five reasons why you shouldn't get a dog for Christmas The ten unwritten rules of walking your dog - and how to follow them Being a responsible dog owner is more than just picking up after your pup and stopping them from stealing sandwiches at the picnic. Top tips for taking your puppy on holiday How to survive pre-vaccination 'house arrest' with a new puppy The Puppy Diaries: 'It’s hard to follow all the rules when you have a very cute, very sad puppy who loves hugs' Three weeks into deciding to becoming a dog parent, Alexandra Fraser reflects on the trials of the first week of sleep training, from chilly midnight bathroom trips to ludicrously early rises. The Puppy Diaries: 'The first night wasn't too bad. The second night was… different. We were up and down more than the Grand Old Duke of York' Alexandra Fraser — who recently bought a cocker spaniel called Wilf — details the ins and outs of sleep-training a new puppy, from where to place your puppy in your home to why you dearly need a dressing gown. The Puppy Diaries: 'You cannot go to see a seven-week-old cocker spaniel puppy and not fall in love' Alexandra Fraser and her partner didn't decide to get a dog; they merely decided to go and see a dog. Little did they know that it would amount to the same thing, as she explains in the first of a new series.