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to raise your puppy in a good way!!

 

The day when you pick up your puppy,you should do this (if possible)before 12 o clock in the the morning.This is necessary because of when you get home with your pup,it needs the whole day to feels itselves a bit comfortable to its new home.

You have to understand that all and everything is strange to him,and he surely will miss his littermates and his mother.Take care that you don't get too many visitors on the first day wich want tot watch your new puppy.Give him a few days to get him feel comfortable,and if he feels well in the house,you can ask the people to come and visite him/her.

The first time in the car:

when you take your puppy home by car,place him on the backseat or on your lap.If the pup starts to cry(because of he does not like it to be in the car)don't start to comfort him or pet him.If you do,you will confirm his fear,and you will have a whining dog in future,or even a dog that gets carsick.

The first you have to do when you get home with your puppy is go outside to the place were he has to go for his natures call.Wait untill he did something,and give him a reward and tell him he did great.

After he was out you can go inside,and give something to drink in his new waterbowl.When your puppy had all this new experiences he will get sleepy.Bring him to the place were he has to sleep,and stay with him untill he sleeps.

If your puppy sleeps,don't touch him,and let him sleep.He needs his rest.If you do have children,keep them away from him.Ofcourse it is a very moving scene,but let him sleep.

When the puppy wakes up,his housetraining will start.Lift him up,bring him outside to go potty.After he was out he probably will be hungry.See if he can find his new food and waterbowl.Give him some time to eat.10 to 15 minutes.

Young pups are not clean so long.You have to housetrain them.After his sleep,when he ate,and when he played he mostly needs to go out.Bring him to the place were he is allowed to do his natures call,and wait untill he does something.Pet him,and tell him it is a good puppy when he did it on the place you wanted.If you watch your puppy's behaviour you exactly can see when he needs to do something.He will whine or turn around before he sits and does it.Bring him outside immediately and wait untill he is finisched.Be patient with him,and dont punisch him if a little accident happends.He has to learn a lot and he still is a baby.Don't allowe him to scratch on the door or that he starts to sream when he wants to go outside.This way he learns that if he screams YOU will run for him,even if he does not has to go out.

It is also important that you teach your puppy to do its nature calls on another place as only in your garden.This is important because of if you only let him go in your garden,he never will do something on another place(Vacation,showarea etc)As you know a dog works with smells,and in his own garden he only has his own smell,and that feels safe for him.If he never was outside of the garden,he never will trust other smells,and never will do something outside of the garden.

The first night in his new home:

Feed your puppy for the last time around 20.00 hours,ans give the last water around 22.00 hours.Before you go to bed,he has to go outside for the last time that day.Be sure that he did something,otherwise he needs to go outside in the middle of the night.

If you go to bed you take your puppy with you to the bedroom.Give him a kennel were you put a blanket in,or a vetbed wich is comfortable.Put a hand next to him to let him know you are in his neighbourhood.He will stay calm,and will not start to howl,and fall asleep very fast.If he gets restless in the night mostly he needs to go outside to go potty.If he did something,hug him,and teel him he is a good dog,and bring him back to his sleepingplace.After a few nights he wil lsleep the whole night on,and when your puppy feels himselves at home,you can place him for the night on the place you planned for him in the future.If you use a kennel also during the day if he is tired,he learns that he has a trustfull place were he can go to sleep or rest.

Feeding your puppy:

Give your pup a place were nobody can disturb him when he eats.In the beginning you need to feed your puppy 4 times a day.This is because of a puppy's stomach is very small,and this way your puppy has the time to get all the nutritions out of the food wich he needs.When he is 6 or 7 months old,you can feed him twice a day.This scedule is for his entire life.

Give him 10 to 15 minutes time to eat.If he did not eat at all,don't worry.If he was hungry he would have eat.Sometimes puppy's wich just arrive in their new homes feel themselves alone,and need some time to get setteled.If he feels himselves well in his new home he soon starts te eat well.

Dont give your pup other food if he does not eat!!!If you do,you will create a dog that has a low appetite,and knows that you will give him something else.This way he'teaches'you what he wants,and that is i think not what you want.

Give the food allways on the same time,so the housetraining will get easyer.

NEVER give your puppy the oppertunity to have his food during the whole day.You will create a picky puppy wich only eats when he wants.And this way he will take much longer time to get clean in the house,because of most of  the timea pup has to go out after it ate.

Watch his stool allways.If he does not eat so well for a few days,and the stool is thin,go immediately to the vet for a check.If the stool is watery or with blood you msut go the first day you see he has it!!!!!!!!Better onr time too much as too late.

The pup needs his wormcure every 3 months(In his first twelve weeks more often,but the most of them are given by the breeder)in his first year of life.Than it will be enough to give the wormcure twice a year.

In the beginning your puppy has to go outside after you fed him,but when he is older you have to teach him that he first has to go outside,and than feed him.This is because of if your dog will run a lot after it ate(Especially big sized dogs)they can get peoblems with their stomach.So dont let your dog run a lot after he ate.!!!

Learning to stay alone at home:

Our dog is from nature a social feeling creature(he lives in a group and needs that company)But,he needs to learn to stay alone.It is the best that you train him from the beginning.Dont give him the oppertunity to walk after you the whole day.If he can follow you everywere ,he does not learn to stay alone,and you take him a lot of independence.Start to bring him to "his"place(crate or basket)you gave him in the house,and go for a short time out of the room he normally sleeps.Go upstairs,or in another room.Go back after a few minutes.If he still is quiet you can tell him he did fine.This way of training you can develope for a longer time.Don's stay away for hours in the beginning,because of you have to give hime the confidence that you allways come back,and that is what he has to learn.If he really understands that he is a good dog when he is qiuet during your absence,you can build out the time you leave for a longer time.

If your puppy has to stay alone,and it starts to scream or bark,DON"T go back,because of when you go back,you do confirm his complaints,and he will win in asking attention from you,and that is exactly what he wants,your attention!!It also does not work when you get mad at him,because of he than also gets your attention,and negative attention IS also attention.Try to get him quiet by give a small bounce on the door.If he is quiet for a moment(few minutes) you can go to him,and tell that he did fine.But be sure he is quiet at the moment you go to him.

If you come home,and your puppy destroyed something or did his nature calls in the house,don't get mad at him.He does not understand that you are mad because of he did something wrong,but he will relate it to your arrival at home,and you can create a dog wich is shy when you come home.If something happened,just ignore it(Also when he ate some very expensife fournitures,or your shoes)and clean it up.You only can say something if you catch him in the act,else he really does not understand what is going on.Dogs don't think the same way as we people do.

Put the teeth in all they can find:

Why does a pupy bites in a lot of things???There are several reasons,but one thing is for sure!!He does not do this to tease you.Sometimes they do it because of their teething(Between 12 weeks to 26 weeks),It can be because of they are boring themselves,or just to be anxious to find out etc.If you give him something to chew on will not automatically say that he does not chew on your fournitures,shoes,etc.Give him from the beginning no chance to bite in things he isn't allowe to bite in.If you cvatch him in the act,tell him not to do that with a voice that he understands you are serious.Don't run after him to punish him,he will feel himselves be hunted,or he means he can run away for play with you.following some tips when your puppy chews on things:

1.Throw a can were you did put some marbles in,or a bunch of keys next to the puppy when he chews in an object he is not allowed to chew on.You must not hit him.Its only to get his attention away from the object he chews in.If he looks at you,call him and give him a hug or treat because of he came to you.Be very friendly at that moment.If he return to the same object you can tell him not to do that.,if he stops,reward him again.

2.Another methode is when the object itselves is the punishment.When your puppy is pulling the tablecloth from your table:put a closed can with marbles on the table.If the pup pulls the tablecloth off,the can will fall down,makes noise,so your puppy will have a reaction of fear,and learns that he is not allowed to do that.The motivation to go back and try again will get lesser if you are being strictly with this way of training.Ofcourse you have to find out wich way of training is the best for your puppy,because of every pup has its own character.You should NEVER lay a hand on him for punishment!!!!!!!!!!

You have to imagine that it is easyer to teach a puppy something as tell him not to do it.That way a puppy feels as pretty he will repeat,and that what he does not feel as pretty he wil lstop doing it.

Some important tips:

The best age to pick up a puppy is around eight weeks.This means he starts with his socialisations phase.In this age untill 12-13 weeks the puppy needs to go to do all the things he will do in future to get an open and self for sure character. A few minutes a day is more than enough.It does not take that much time to get your puppy well socialized.If you never take your puppy to another place as home,you wil get a shy dog in future when he comes in new or for him unknown situations

If he will get afraid for new things,NEVER lift him up to tell him not to be afraid.He only will learn from you that if he is afraid you lift him up,and the conclusion is that he gets more and more shy,as youtell him he has to be shy.

If you want to pet your dog,don't pet him with your hand over his head(read eyes).He does not like that and sees it as a treatment.You take him away his sight.If you allways pet him over his head,he can start to bite in your hands.If children will do the same,your puppy will start to bite in their hands:the children lift up their hands,and the puppy means it is a play when they do this.Be serious and tell children also not to pet him over his head.The best is to pet him under his chin.This way there is no reason to bite in hands.You also have to imagine that a dog sees our hands as mouths,what can give corrections.(A dog sees our two hands as two mouthes)

Don't give your puppy his toys during the whole day.This way he does not need you for playing.If you play with him,every time with another toy,you will create a better bond with him.

You have to make the walks not too long in the beginning.15 minutes is more than enough.You better can go a few times 15 minutes,as once a day one hour.This is not good for his young bones.Learning new things take a lot of energy from your puppy.

Do not allowe your puppy to bite in the lead:arms:jacket during the walks.And do not allowe him tobark to other dogs during his walks.This is not good for future socialisation.

As last tip i want to say that what the pup is NOT allowed to do when he is an adult dog,you must NOT learn him when he is a puppy.If you don't want him to jump up to you,lying on the couch,bite you,dig out the tulipbulbs,growl when he is eating or having a bone,tell him from the beginning.They do not think like people do.Be consistant from the beginning,so you will ge a dog in future what understands you.He will be thankful for that,because of he did understand you from the beginning.

If you do have any questions about these tips or you have problems with raise your puppy feel yourselves free to send us an email: sumanshu.tibetans@planet.nl