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You are going to have a dog. Probably it will be a puppy, because we all want puppies. They are little, so adorable, aren’t they? We think that it is always better having it with us since they are little, to make them get used to our rules. So, this is exactly what we have to do, but, do you know how to do it?
You have to know that the best moment to train a puppy is…just the moment it arrives home! You have to start its training it since it arrives home; that’s why it is good that you get informed correctly before it arrives, to know how you have to behave, how you have to treat it, because it is not a child, it is a dog, and you have to know that. The mistakes that you do now will be bad habits later, and although a dog learns during its whole life, it is always better to avoid the mistake than having to correct them, don’t you think?
You puppy arrives home. It is a new place and is excited, nervous, maybe a bit scared. But don’t harass it. Let it get used to its new place. Don’t follow it although it looks adorable walking around, staring at everything. Let your new puppy explore freely without feeling controlled by you…but don’t forget: start setting your rules. It is possible that your puppy wants to pee anywhere; if you see it doing that, take it immediately and place him in the right place for that, like a sandbox for dogs, for example, if the puppy does its needs there, give it a praise like dog sweets, and touch it. It will make your puppy understand that it is a good thing.
A puppy has a smaller capacity to concentrate than an adult dog, so it is normal if it doesn’t pay much attention if you try to teach him tricks. Leave that for later, it is enough if it learns its name and comes when it’s called. Teach it the rest when your dog is five or six months old: where to sleep, when to eat, how to behave during the walks…Beware! Don’t make your puppy do too much exercise. While they are growing up it is better that they don’t do it very much, they could suffer complications later.
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