3 first steps to raising a puppy
At what age is your puppy ready to learn the beginning commands? When to educate him and when to train him? We’ll talk about your new family member’s fundamental skills and commands.
The dog enters the family at the age of 8-10 weeks. He is still a tiny and inconsiderate babe, but from the age of 2 months, he can begin to learn the basic rules of the house, gradually learn the name and the environment.
Step 1. Name
It all starts with getting used to the name. It’s better to be brief and audible, so the dog can take it quickly. In the future, he’ll always respond and run to you, wagging his tail cheerfully, as soon as you call his name.
It’s easy to get your puppy used to nicknames. Repeat it gently every time you call him names. A nickname should only evoke positive emotions, so don’t use it when you’re punishing him.
Step 2. Environment
Every puppy should have its own space. There he can rest in peace at any time and no one will bother him. It’s a kind of shelter for your dog where he’ll always be safe. It’s very important to explain this to the children so they don’t disturb their dog.
It is not a good idea to do anything unpleasant to your dog while he is resting in his comfortable spot. If you want to give your pet a check-up, clean his ears, or cut his claws, you’d better call him in.
A place for your dog can be set up under a table or in a cozy corner. It’s important that there’s no draughts or high ground clearance on the one side and that your puppy has a wide view of you and his family from his spot. If the place is too enclosed, the puppy may feel uncomfortable as if he were in an enclosed, uninformative space, which makes it difficult for him to feel safe.
Don’t forget, dogs are extremely social animals, so he should be able to see you and know what’s going on around him.
Step 3. Domestic grooming
Simple procedures such as ear brushing and claw clipping can become a real challenge if you don’t get your dog used to grooming from childhood.
Carefully inspect the puppy’s ears, eyes, coat, skin, claws, and mouth every day. Your movements should be gentle and gentle, but at the same time, you should make sure he understands that the examination won’t do any harm. Be sure to reward your puppy with a cuddle or treat after the check-ups. Any touch and manipulation you make should be associated with positive emotions!
These were the first steps to raising your puppy and we’ll continue this topic in the next article.
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