Congratulations on the brand new addition to your family!
From the moment you select your puppy up, your pup will be learning how to fit into your family. Invest the care to ensure that you understand what your puppy wants and needs and how your puppy learns and begin training your pup as early as possible, you then will have the ability to raise a happy, well-adjusted and well behaved puppy.
How Dogs Learn
Dogs and puppies have become simple creatures really! There is no ‘right or wrong’ in their minds, there is just ‘safe’ and ‘not safe’ and learning how exactly to best get what they want or need and how to prevent what they don’t want.
It could be quite hard for us humans not to want to attribute motivations to our puppy’s behaviour that are outside of the safe/not safe, want/don’t want mind set, especially when we are frustrated when a puppy isn’t behaving how exactly we want to buy to behave. However, each time your puppy does something you wish it didn’t, ask yourself:
– What does he want?
– What does she need?
– Has my puppy accidentally learnt doing what I’d like isn’t safe?
When you have the answers you can apply them to finding a remedy. Here are some common issues that new puppy owners encounter making use of their puppy and what can be carried out to alleviate this.
Chewing is an extremely natural instinct (or need) for all dogs. Puppies are teething until 6 months of age, which we all know is a painful process, chewing can alleviate this pain. Newfypoo Puppies For Sale Chewing can also provide an outlet for your dog which has not gotten the exercise or mental stimulation it requires. So armed with this and your knowledge of how dogs learn, you can work on methods to give your pup a safe outlet because of its chewing needs and wants:
Provide your puppy with lots of chews, from day one. Make them interesting, pack them with a few of your puppy’s daily food rations, treats like dried liver or chub so that your puppy will want to chew them and learn that chew toys are safe.
Soak rope toys in water and freeze them. The icey rope will alleviate the discomfort your puppy has from teething, which means that your puppy learns that chewing these ropes you offer gives them essential pain relief.
Make sure your puppy has adequate exercise that it needs so that she or he isn’t bored and finding other activities to chew.
Stuff kongs with some treats that will not easily be extracted, focusing on getting them out provides your puppy with the mental stimulation your puppy both wants and needs. You can also do this by ensuring you’ve got a variety of chew toys and you do not use the same ones continuously. We buy Webbox Chub (probably not probably the most nutritional treat) and put that into kongs with some dried food and freeze it.
Stag Bars are also brilliant chews for puppies. They’re safe (they don’t easily splinter) and very resilient.
Many objects round the home are not safe for the puppy to chew, included in these are electrical wires, carpet and chair legs and so on. Ensuring that your puppy gets the chew toys it needs and not giving it access to things that aren’t safe is among the best ways to ensure that your puppy will figure out how to chew only on the things that are safe and good for it. Until your puppy has learnt that the best thing to chew is the chews you provide it with, try to remove any objects from your own puppy’s reach that it may feel are ‘suitable alternatives’. Should you choose find your pup exploring its chewing needs on something you don’t want it to, immediately redirect your pup to a freshly stuffed chew. Try not to chastise your puppy and ask yourself what your pup needed or wanted at that time and see when you can use this to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Never give your puppy anything to chew that could resemble something you don’t want it to chew. Lots of people have given their puppy old slippers to chew, but unfortunately no puppy can tell the difference in the middle of your designer shoes and a vintage slipper! Only give your puppy safe chew toys like Kongs which have been purpose built to withstand heavy duty chewing and do ensure that they are not old or beginning to break up so your puppy doesn’t swallow elements of it.Read More