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ringing a new puppy home is an exciting and apprehensive time for any family! What a puppy learns during the first four months of life plays a large role in how he interacts with the family; and how he will respond to circumstances and situations encountered over the course of his life. Here’s some Do’s and Don’ts when bringing home a new puppy:
Do: Do set up an appointment with a local veterinarian and have your puppy examined and vaccinated (if he has not already been) as soon as you get him. Not only will this ensure that your pup is healthy, but this early interaction at the vet’s office can help him be calmer and more relaxed for future visits.
Don’t coddle a scared puppy. Make sure that the puppy is safe and secure, but coddling when scared can be perceived by the puppy as praise for being afraid and can turn a good dog into a “fearful” or “shy” dog. Simply redirect his thoughts with upbeat and excited play to quickly put the puppy back in the right frame of mind. Don’t allow the new puppy to be unsupervised with other pets or children – EVER. The puppy can quickly become overwhelmed and create a “doggie disaster.” These simple Do’s and Don’ts should help you develop a happy, confident, reliable puppy who is not only well behaved, but a great family member as well.
Do purchase a leash and collar and use it consistently. A leash and collar provide the communication link between you and your puppy and provides safety and restraint for your puppy while he is exploring his new world. Do work with your puppy on being handled, touched and examined. Rub his ears, touch his paws, roll him over and rub his tummy – he will love it! Do make him at home within your home. Dogs have a strong desire to den and crates satisfy this need and provide you with a safe place for your puppy. It is recommended that the puppy be crated whenever he can’t be supervised. This will keep him safe from “doggy disasters.” Do decide on the best solution for containing your puppy and consider all the options. From traditional fences to Invisible Fence® Brand systems there are many ways to contain your pet and keep them safe and secure. Be sure to choose the right method and find an experienced company to properly install or train your pet for maximum effectiveness. Giving your pet the freedom to play safely at home is essential part of his well-being.
Don’t: Don’t allow your puppy to do what he wants just because he’s cute! Jumping, mounting, biting, nipping, growling, etc. are not acceptable behaviors at any age. If you begin to see any of these behaviors learn to stop them now – you’ll be happier and so will your puppy! Don’t correct your puppy in anger or frustration or in a “baby” voice. Speak to your puppy in your normal tone and deliver commands concisely and properly to gain your puppy’s respect. Changing your tone or emotional can cause confusion and frustration for your pup.
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FEBRUARY 2011 â€˘ VOLUME 15 â€˘ NUMBER 10
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WELCOME GUESTBOOK FINALLY, FOREVER: Haiti to Home FEBRUARYâ€™S CHILD CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: Adoption calendar of events JUNKDRAWERS OH, THE PLACES YOUâ€™LL GO LETâ€™S ROLL: The Great Escape Play Cafe
26 MOMS ROCK: Christine Hurley, Plymouth 50 TAKE GOOD CARE: Miscarriage- Still Hiding in the Shadows Many of our regular features appear in our Party Planner special section this month.
party planner 29 GIFTS WITH HEART
30 PARTY ANIMALS 32 34 35 42
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CAPTURED: Itâ€™s My Party! PARTYING WITH THE UNDER 3 CROWD DIRTY LAUNDRY: Taking the Special out of Special Occasions
43 ON MY PLATE: Our Cake-Crazed World
something special 10 CHANGING FAMILIES: From Traditional to Whatever Works?
46 SUMMER CAMP COUNTDOWN: Camps that Cater to Food Allergies 53 MOMS INSPIRE BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT 54 LAUGHING MATTERS: The Power of Laughter Yoga
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