The First 30 Days With Your New Dog

We just got a new puppy and he’s gonna be a blast.  Right now, he’s just running everywhere and getting to know his new environment.  This isn’t our first adoption – so we kinda know what we’re in for.   In fact, let’s discuss The First 30 Days With Your New Dog!

Are you a current or former pet owner, or are you considering becoming one? If so, you are already familiar with the joys of owning these fantastic pets. Still, as with anything in life, the more you know, the better. The following information offers you just that, great dog advice.

Obviously, dogs are unable to sleep. Therefore, you have to pay attention to your canine’s non-verbal cues. Don’t force interaction with other pets or people if your dog is showing reluctance. This could cause your dog to harm a person or another dog. Keep eye on non-verbal clues and look toward your dog for your next move.

Don’t take your dog off of your own property without a leash, no matter how well-behaved he is. Wild animals could get the dog’s attention and lead him into dangerous places, or unanticipated circumstances could provoke conflicts with others. It is your job to keep your dog safe, and to keep him from harming anyone else or causing anyone problems.

When training your dog, use hand gestures along with the verbal commands. Dogs tend to read body language and signs very well. Give both methods a try to find out which works best for your particular pup.

Be sure to praise your dog thoroughly any time it behaves correctly, such as sitting when it is time to put their leash on. You need your dog to realize that you’re proud of their behavior and want to see it more often. It also teaches your dog that when he does the things you want, he will get praised.