Therefore, you have recently adopted a dog and want to ensure that you lay the foundation for a long, happy, and healthy life for your puppy. Staying is the key to your dog’s overall health…and also yours!
Slowly introduce your pet to the rest of the world. Socialization is the key, but in the long run, slowly adopting socialization will pay off.
It is important to be aware of the dog’s boundaries and comfort zone. For a shy, timid or fearful dog, a small dose of newcomers and other pets is a good way to get started. Before your shy dog settles down, limit the number of visitors to your house. When the newcomers enter the house, ask them to spend a relaxing and happy time with the timid dog. Asking visitors to start sitting down to keep the dog level, avoid eye contact, speak in a soft voice, and provide treatment to the dog from the open outstretched palm is a thoughtful way to let the dog know that strangers are not equal Danger. When your new dog starts to trust others, he/she will gain self-confidence that lasts a lifetime.
Keep your puppies short and sweet with other dogs. It is very important to associate new dogs with other dogs, but it is also important to avoid confronting new dogs. Meet in a neutral place, skip the process of adding toys to toys, read the dog’s body language, and relax. Your dog will feel your energy and you will be calmer, which is more likely to reflect your self-confidence.
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Gentle emotion is the key to releasing the greatness of each animal.
Finding out how your new dog likes to be loved is both important and satisfying! Does your dog like to rub, scratch, and praise all over? Soft pet, scratching under the chin and talking to the baby? Abdomen rubbing, occasionally slap “good boy”, pat on the head? A combination of all these things or one of them? No matter what kind of emotion your dog likes to accept, physical contact and praise, finding and hugging it will bring happiness.
The possibilities are endless. Choose anything that can help your pet grow whatever.
As P.E.T. parents, we directly control what and how much our dog eats. It is important to consider the variety of dog foods there, consult a veterinarian, and choose a food that will keep the dog healthy without exceeding the budget. If you find that your dog’s appetite, behavior, appearance, or handwashing habits have become worse, consult your veterinarian and consider changing the dog’s diet.
Expert Tip: When changing dog food, please do it gradually, so as not to shock the puppy’s system and cause abdominal pain.
Want to learn more about the types of dog food available and how much should your dog eat? Check out our article “Guide to Picking the Right Food for Your Dog”.
Physical and mental exercises are essential for every living thing. Make your new pet mentally challenged through games and training, and make yourself healthy through daily aerobic exercise.
Excessive energy is the root cause of almost all behavior problems. If you promise to exercise your dog mentally and physically every day, your dog will be happy, healthy, and perform well. Starting with aerobic walking, running, hiking, or swimming, your day will burn excess energy, rejuvenate your body and the dog’s body, and set the tone for a good day.
Using brainpower also burns energy! Practicing skills and commands with your dog for at least 15 minutes a day is a good way to keep your puppies mentally stimulated. Educational toys and snacks that need rest are great choices when you need to rest, but dogs need some stimulation.
If you work long hours, consider hiring a dog walker to take the dog out at least once a day.
Embrace these 4 tips, and both you and your puppy will remain S.A.N.E. Over the years!