Any tips for bringing a new puppy home? 10 points for most helpful answer
Getting a puppy today will be almost 9 weeks, rottie cross rhoddesian ridgeback any tips for welcoming him home and training? Also he isn’t having his injections until monday does this mean I cant take him out until then? or is the milk still in his system from mother
1) He is not cialis effects allowed out on walks until he has had his injections. Only into your backgarden or wherever he goes to the loo.
2) Where is he sleeping? Put him in your room in a box for the first week or so for him to get accustomed to the place but buy these great thigns called puppy pads. Much better than newspaper as newspaper lets accidents through whereas these don’t
3) Buy jelly dog food to start off with. He might not be hungry the first night he arrives but remember water and food.
4) If there is more than just you living in the house, introduce the puppy to the people and let him lick them but if he starts to bite or nip, tap him lightly on the nose and say NO! Bad dog!
5) If you have any other dogs, keep the new puppy on your lap or in your arms at all times as these dogs might be bigger than the new puppy and so therefore might become aggressive. Introduce the puppy to the other dogs as you would with children. Let the other dog sniff the puppy as it is getting used to the new dog.
6) For a long time, you will need to always have the puppy in your sights to avoid accidents. In case of an accident and the dog is in your sight, show the dog the mess and repeat NO!! Bad dog! Take the dog to wherever it is going to the loo and then clear up. Make sure you enforce that you are cross with the dog but don’t hit it for the first few weeks.
7) For training the dog to sit later on when it is used to its environment, ge the dogs attention and say SIT!! It will obviously not comply but then say it again and push the dogs rear end to the ground with not too much force and say SIT! as you do this. Repeat several times a day and once the dog gets used to this and sits when you want it to, award it with a dog biscuit or treat.
8) Do not buy a cage for the dog. It makes it feel sad as it is isolated and it makes you feel unhappy looking at it in the cage.
9) Get a hot water bottle for the dog to snuggle against and a pillow for its box.
For the first few weeks as long as it does not soil it, a cardboard box with an old blanket, old pillow and a warm hot water bottle is perfect.
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