The D day has arrived and now you have adopted a new pet. So that he fits best in your home, we've already done a great job: your puppy is used to being handled, to hear everyday sounds, to adapt to new situations, communicate between dogs ... it is now up to you. Don't worry, we are here to help you and support you.
The notion of cleanliness for your puppy at the moment is limited to the fact not to soil where he sleeps. He hasn't learned to remember himself. For him to realize this learning, the most rapid and most effective is to limit his livingspace and especially at night. Indeed, not enjoying his stay in dirt, he will quickly learn to remember himself. To do this, the cage is the best solution.
Day, the puppy will defecate at key moments: immediately after meals, upon waking and after a major phase of games. In these moments, accompany your puppy without delay to the desired location. Dice he poops, praise him warmly. If your puppy is too busy exploring the garden, you can get a leash without too stimulating. You can let go as a reward as soon as he poops.
In the house, if you take him to the fact you can scold him, take it in your arms and take him outside. If the offense is already in your discovery, you can not say anything. The dog does not shod good association. Take the dog and clean without his knowledge.
Your dog will be alone sometimes. Look out, a puppy can not stay alone 8h per day, without making mistakes. But he must be able to stay only 3 to 4 hours, once or twice per day. To avoid damage, it is important to teach him not to stress in these moments. Choose a quiet, limited temptation stupidity. You can leave him available bone to gnaw puppy, games, candy machines ... Trivialize the most of your departure, no long speeches, no big hugs.The same scenario must be respected when you come back. If he wants to party, ignore him and wait for him to calm down,to invite him to a special moment.
The puppy needs activities, various stimuli in the day. It is essential that you choose the moments between you. Moments of hugs, games, walks should be started at your initiative and it is you who decide their duration.
If the puppy is too applicant and enterprising, the best punishment is social isolation. It is to isolate the dog without getting angry in a place without stimulation and where he will be alone (garden, garage ..). When he calmed down, then you can invite him back with you.
If your puppy is begging for attention and for various reasons, you need or want to answer, ask him a simple exercise and well known (sit, down ...) before responding to the request.
The learning of the bite inhibited
Playing with her brothers and sisters, your puppy has already begun to learn to control the strength of his jaw. However, it is important to continue this momentum. When the puppy bites you and even before he hurts you, shout a big "Aiiie" and immediately quit the game or caresses for a minute or two. With that noise, he will understand that he hurts you.
Avoid ball games or rolling object, they maintain excitement; prefer objects that are immobilized, requiring an adjustment of the puppy his actions.
- • Outlaw all games of tug, where each partner pulls on his side : the puppy learns to squeeze harder, this is the opposite of our goal.
- • In the retrieve object games, do not pull the object and does not chase the puppy, play continues as if he can drop the object spontaneously.
- • Do not let him bite the pretext that "teething", he can chew appropriate items and not your arms or clothes ...
- • Do not wait until the dog learns spontaneously when he will become adult : when more aged he is , the learning is more difficult!
- • Do not get angry, punish, yell or hit: it increases the excitement of the dog !
The puppy should be exposed to a maximum of different situations before his 10 months old. Indeed, at this age, his adaptability is quite important. He must meet different people (men, women, children, elderly ...), different noises (market, children's cries ..), various objects (an umbrella, hats ...). Your puppy will become an adult capable of adapting to changes, feeling good in his "paws" and balanced. If at this stage, your puppy shows signs of fear (tail between legs, ears lowered, head down ...), do not carress him especially. Indeed, through this behavior, the humans think that the dog has to be comforted and the dog understands he has reason to be afraid and he is congratulated for his fear. Instead, take a catchy tone and encourage him to go forward.
The tolerance of the manipulations
To prevent the risk of a bite, it is essential to teach your pet to take some care. We've worked hard in that direction to continue, it is necessary to reach the ears regularly, check the teeth, clean his eyes, brushing. Start with very short time and will always rewarded. Gradually increase the time care.
Managing his aera
The puppy needs a resting place. This place should be in a quiet place and just way. His dog basket should be respected from children and the puppy should not be bothered. It is important to give him strict and clear instructions. It should not have access to all parts of the house and this even on Sunday morning! Meals should be taken at a specified location and quiet too. To teach him to tolerate the passage near his bowl, you can get close to give extra kibble. Thus, he will match your approach to a pleasant situation.
Thanks to Katia Mestrude from Coach and Dog