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- Chocolate is toxic to dogs?
- Canned pumpkin can settle an upset tummy/diarrhea. MAKE SURE you do not give pumpkin pie filling but pure canned pumpkin!
- It is always best to approach a puppy/dog with your hand in an open and turned in an upright position instead of reaching downward towards its head. Always let the puppy/dog sniff you first before making contact if possible.
- The best way to get your puppy to like his crate is to toss some treats in it with the door open, let your puppy get his treats and walk in and out a few times until he is comfortable with it. Also feed your pup in his crate.
- We recommend starting your puppy in a harness for his first walks, but also have a collar and leash attached as well. Most harnesses are made in a way that a puppy can back out of them. The pull of a leash on a harness is not as scary for a puppy as the pull from a collar.
Puppies and young adult dogs must be taught the basics. Be firm and gentle, but do not punish.
- Teach your new pet to respond to his name and come when he is called. It is vital that you are able to command your dog’s attention and summon him immediately if he starts doing something he shouldn’t.
- Use his name often and make “Come!” the first spoken command your dog learns, always followed by praise. In this way, he will learn to associate positive experiences with this command.
- Always supervise your dog when he is outdoors.
- While outside, your puppy or dog should be contained in a fenced area or walked on a leash.
- It’s not a good idea to tie your puppy or adult dog outside. No matter how carefully you watch him, there is always the possibility that he could break loose or be bothered and unable to escape.