Teaching your Furry friend good habits is best achieved by giving rewards, although it doesn’t make sense to scold your pet since they don’t feel guilty. However, from the earliest age, puppies learn to understand the word or the action implying “NO”. Their mother teaches them some discipline from a very early age, and as their new parent, you need to carry that on. Take the common game of chewing your shoe lace. A tap on the nose while saying “NO” firmly. Soon the puppy will learn that there are certain things in life to avoid, and that “NO” means just what it says.
Similarly, most puppies start their dominance game early in life. Nipping whomsoever they see, quickly develops into a bite for which immediate remedial action with “NO” will save a great deal of trauma later.
All puppies need to meet other dogs & as many new people as possible. This is the essence of socialization, and when done effectively most of the behavior problems that may occur latter will be avoided.
From the day you acquire him, your puppy should start to meet other people. The puppy must not be overwhelmed but, the more number of people he meets the better it is. The visitors should be asked to hold the puppy, play and cuddle him gently, so that he learn that people are friends. However, until the puppy has had his vaccinations some caution is necessary to avoid second-hand contact with other dog owners. Ask dog owners to delay their visit until your puppy has had his second round of injections at about 12 week old when he get an “All Clear” flag from the Vet.
Puppies from 12 week of age up to 6 to 7 months, and of all sizes should be allowed to play with each other with only the minimum restraint from their owners. The smaller ones are rarely overwhelmed by the larger, and all learn that their fellow canines can be approached without fear.
Please Note-This article has been provided for information purpose only.If your pet is showing any sign of illness, please consult a veterinarian as quickly as possible.
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