Mom, Can We Have a Dog…Please???

by Mindy Kaleta on March 28, 2013

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“Hey, guess what?  We just got a puppy!”

So, you did, did ya?  Sweet!  Nothing like having a dog and it will change your life forever!  Dogs give us so much more than we could ever give them.  And you will probably learn more about yourself than you ever imagined!  Having a dog living within the confines of a family of humans is somewhat foreign to your pup and it’s up to you to teach him what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to living with you.

Now humans have these strange rules of the house that are sometimes confusing to a puppy.  I mean, what is important to you may not be so important to your pup. And what seems to get your puppy all excited, you may not understand either.  So, as you can see, communication between you and your pup is essential if you are going to be successful living together.

So, where do we start?

  1. Have a basic understanding of dogs and how they learn
  2. Learning how to speak to your dog so that he understands what you are trying to tell him
  3. Knowing how to read your dog’s body language so you can understand what he is trying to tell you
  4. Understanding the natural instincts of your pup
  5. Showing your puppy how to live with you
  6. Socialize, socialize, socialize!

Here’s the deal:

If we don’t take the initiative, time and patience to teach our pups the important basics of living with us, we can count on pups that don’t see us as leaders and worthy of respect.  And that one mistake can be costly in more ways than one!

Our pups are looking to us for guidance and if we fail to provide it, they will assume that we aren’t going to give it and will begin to display behavior based on what just comes naturally to them. And when that happens, the result is behavior that we are not too happy with and that is probably not acceptable!

Now, before you start freaking out, stay with me!! It’s going to be alright, you’ll see.  And tomorrow I will begin a series called,

Top 10 Survival Tips To Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier!

You will definitely want to tune in for that!

So, go right now and Click Here to

Get On-The-Go Tips to Surviving the Puppy Stage!

Cmon!  Let’s Go!

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