HAPPY PUPPIES

The most important thing for a puppy is socialization, that is, learning to relate to people, other animals and their environment. This includes car noises, crowds of people, children, parks, etc. The idea is to naturally expose him to everything that will be part of his adult life.
Dogs are very good at reading facial expressions and are more likely to react quickly to simple hand movements than to long complicated sentences, the meaning of which they can only guess through the tone of our voice. First think carefully about how you want to give your puppy basic commands such as "Sit!", "Let go!", "Let's go!" and what gesture can you combine to emphasize them. After that, keep these simple commands always using the same keywords and hand movements.
Your dog understands who the contact person in his "pack" is above all through clear commands and a perception of reliability. Excessive rigor or repressive education are not only unnecessary but on the contrary they would end up frightening your sensitive four-legged friend. After all, no one wants the dog to obey his commands out of fear, but rather to respect the rules of the game with joy. How can we encourage the pleasure of learning in the puppy?
Praise and rewards play an important role in motivating young dogs. In this sense, dogs are not very different from most people - they choose the path that promises them the greatest benefit. Reproaches and punishments demotivate: they have the effect of distracting the puppy from the desired path, ending up hindering the success of the educational process.
NEVER GIVE CHICKEN BONES BECAUSE SMALL PIECES CAN SOCK YOUR THROAT.

DO NOT GIVE CHOCOLATES, SWEETS, CHEESES.

DO NOT GIVE RAW FISH, CANDIES, CHEWING GUM, GARLIC, ONIONS.

NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL OR BEER OR CARBONATED DRINKS.

NEVER GIVE GRAPES OR SEEDED FRUITS.

DON'T GIVE NUTS, AVOCADO, EGGS.
NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG FOOD OR CAT FOOD.
If your puppy is not yet well trained does his "needs" on the sofa and you notice him only in the evening, when you want to go to sleep, scolding him at that point is useless. Instead, praise him if he can "hold on" until you let him out. Reward your young paw friend with a puppy snack (don't overdo it, please!), Or with affectionate words, caresses of tenderness, gestures that express praise or even with his favorite toy. Even small freedoms, such as letting him go for a few meters off the leash, allowing him to romp with other dogs or play ball together, are experienced by the dog as desirable goals and can therefore serve as a reward.
I recommend that you spend the first few days in close contact with your puppy and surround him with lots of love, instilling him with a sense of security and giving him your time. Talk to your dog often by his name so he can learn it quickly, pet him, play with him and give him some snacks he can eat from your hand: this way you create the necessary trust between you and make sure that the puppy feels at ease with you. This is the fundamental basis from which to start, to then reach together the other objectives that are part of the puppy's education path.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joiel
    Oct 13, 2021 @ 18:46:33

    I love dogs…

    Reply

  2. giacomoasinello
    Oct 14, 2021 @ 20:06:18

    We broke just about every rule with our dog. She ate chocolate, large chunks of pandoro, so much rich food that dogs should never have. We just couldn’t resist her pleading eyes. She died peacefully at home 17 six years ago. She was just lucky I guess!

    Reply

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