So you recently adopted a dog, and you want to make sure that you have laid the foundation for your puppy to live a long, happy, and healthy life. Staying awake is the key to your dog’s overall health…and also yours!
Slowly introduce your pet to your world. Socialization is the key, but in the long run, it will pay off slowly.
It is very important to be aware of your dog’s boundaries and comfort zone. For shy, timid, or scared dogs, a small number of newcomers and other pets is a good way to start. Before the shy dog settles down, please limit the number of visitors to your home. When newcomers enter the house, ask them to spend a quality and relaxing time with your timid dog. Ask visitors to sit down and maintain the same level with your dog, avoid eye contact, speak in a soft voice and give your dog snacks with open palms. This is a thoughtful way to let your 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 appointments with other dogs’ puppies short and sweet. It is very important for your new dog to interact with other dogs, but it is equally important to avoid over-facing your new dog. Meet in a neutral place, skip adding toys, read your dog’s body language, and relax. Your dog can feel your energy, and the calmer you are, the more likely they will reflect your confidence.
Gentle feelings are the key to unlocking the greatness of each animal.
Finding out how your new dog likes to accept love is both important and satisfying! Does your dog like full-body massages, full-body scratches, and lots of compliments? Soft pets, scratches under the chin, talking to babies? A “good boy” with abdominal rubbing and occasional head pats? A combination of all these things or one of them? No matter what kind of love, physical contact, and compliments your dog likes to receive, finding it and hugging it will bring happiness.
The possibilities are endless. Choose anything that helps your pet thrive.
As pet parents, we directly control what and how much our dog eats. It is important to consider the various dog foods available, consult your veterinarian and choose a food that will keep your dog healthy without exceeding your budget. If you find that your dog’s appetite, behavior, appearance, or bathroom habits have become worse, consult your veterinarian and consider changing your dog’s diet.
Pro tip: When changing your dog’s food, do it gradually to avoid shocking your puppies’ system and making them feel abdominal pain.
Physical and mental exercises are essential to every living thing. Keep your new pet mentally challenged through games and training, and keep healthy through daily aerobic exercise.
Excess energy is the root cause of almost all behavioral problems. If you promise to exercise your dog’s spirit and body every day, your dog will be happy, healthy, and well-behaved. Starting the day with aerobic walking, running, hiking or swimming will burn excess energy, refresh your body and your dog’s body, and set the tone for a good day.
Using brain power also consumes energy! Practicing skills and commands with your dog for at least 15 minutes a day is a great way to stimulate your puppy’s spirit. When you need to rest, educational toys and snacks that require thinking are a good choice, but your dog needs some excitement.
If you work long hours, consider hiring a dog walker and take your dog out at least once a day.
Accept these 4 tips and you and your puppy will stay awake for years to come!