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An excellent article on effective techniques for house training a puppy.
Toilet training should not end with housebreaking. If you want to avoid the unpleasant but necessary task of picking up after your pet in the street, it makes sense to train him to go before you leave home. This is not as difficult as it may seem but requires a fair amount of patience in the early stages.
Read the article House Training a New Puppy
How To Keep Your Puppy Busy While Learning At The Same Time: Looking for fun games that your puppy can enjoy? Check out these tantalizing activities that you can get a puppy of any age involved in.
Grooming Made Fun
Probably one of the most important things to do is groom and brush your puppy. So what better way to start on the right foot than to make it a pleasant experience? Read the article How to Keep a Puppy Occupied
Male Or Female: Which Dog Is Better? Which dog makes a better pet, a male…
Exposing your puppy to different kinds of environments and experiences is a very important step in his learning process. In order to develop a healthy mental well-being, he needs to know that the world is a fun place to explore. This can only be achieved through proper and continuous socialisation.
socialisation is the process of preparing your puppy for healthy mental development by exposing him in a positive way to different sights, smells, and sounds. socialisation also includes interaction with people, dogs and other animals, as well as other objects like moving cars.
Puppy Training – How To Control Nipping & Biting
One thing you can count on when bringing home a new puppy is the fact that he will nip and bite at your fingers during the first few days or weeks. This is perfectly normal and there is no reason to get alarmed that you may have purchased an aggressive dog.
However, like any behavior you wish to change about your dog, you need to take a few steps so that he realizes that nipping is not something you as the “pack leader” want him to continue doing.
So how do you change this natural biting behavior that a little puppy has? Well the first thing to do is determine his age.
This is important because puppies under the age of about 15 weeks need to be handled a little differently when it comes to mouthing and nipping than puppies over the age of 15 weeks.
Puppy Barking Problems – How To Prevent a Puppy Barking from Attention
For any new dog owner, handling all of the loud barking of a new puppy can be quite an unnerving experience. Most new dog owners are not prepared for the intense amount of barking and yelping that young puppies start doing the minute they arrive in their new home.
Although it is totally natural, some puppies do not give their owners the luxury of quieting down, especially at night.
One of the biggest phases that a puppy will go through is the fear of being alone. And I’m not talking about being alone in the sense of you leaving the house. Some puppies will go absolutely nuts even when you only leave the room for a split second. They just can’t bear to be alone because they are used to having their mommy or littermates around non-stop.
When faced with this situation, what you do? If you run to your puppy to sooth and caress him every time he cries, then you are only feeding the behavior and creating a spoiled dog. On the other hand, if you ignore him and let him bark his brains out, the rest of the family (especially your spouse) will become very annoyed with you for letting the barking go on.
All of the games and skills discussed below are designed to contribute to both the fun and the positive upbringing of your puppy.
These energy-producing exercises act as building blocks that make advanced training easier and enhance the bond between owner and puppy.
Grooming Practice: Starting grooming procedures at an early age teaches the puppy acceptance of hands-on treatment over all parts of his body and emphasizes relaxed “stays.”
Grooming also assures the owner of dominance as nails are cut and teeth are cleaned, as the puppy learns to be quiet and tolerate-these “house-cleaning” techniques.
Hide & Seek: Hide and seek is fun for owners and puppies alike and helps teach your puppy how to come.
Don’t over-train your puppy. Remember, a one-year old dog is, effectively, the same as a…