Puppy Training The Beginners Guide for Dog Psychology Behavior, Teaching Tricks, Crate and Potty Training
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Dogs
Get Prepared for Your New Companion
Tips for Your First Month
Chapter 2: Things to Buy Your Pup Before Training
Sprays and Cleaning Supplies
Chapter 3: Breed selection
Belgian Shepherd Dogs (Groenendael, Malinois, Lakinua, Tervuren)
Chapter 4: Herbal Remedies for Dogs: Should I Consider Them for
Chapter 5: A Step by Step Guide to Build a Solid Obedience Dog
Chapter 6: Housebreak Your Puppy in 7 Days Using These Proven 8
Step 1: Empathize with your puppy
Step 2: Know your puppy
Step 3: Focus on building a right environment
Step 4: Make a schedule
Step 5: Train the difference between 'Outside' and 'Inside'
Step 6: Fix a spot
Step 7: Reward and Praise
Step 8: Be firm, not harsh
When training doesn't help
Chapter 7: Benefits Of Grooming Your Dog
Chapter 8: 5 Benefits Of Having A Dog Bed Cave For Your Dog
Chapter 9: When Do I Start Puppy Training?
Chapter 10: Top Puppy Training Tips
Chapter 11: Puppy Nutrition and Sleep
Canines of every breed need all of these nutrients to survive and live a
healthy stable life. When you are buying dog food, check the
ingredients, and make sure there are no by-products. Not only do by-
products have nothing in them, food will become more expensive as
your dog will be hungry all the time, rather than satisfied when you get
the right stuff. With these nutrients found in dog food, you will notice
your dog needs fewer check-ups, and it may save you a ton of vet bills
when they become seniors.A Dog’s Digestive System
So, you are planning on getting a puppy huh? You can’t wait to come home
to a leaping bundle of joy who kisses your face and is always happy to see
you. You look forward to those walks or jogs on the beach with your pup, or
maybe you just really want to get to learn and experience the world of dog
training. That’s great, but you have so many questions filling your head
with doubt. Is now the right time? What type of dog is the right dog? Can I
afford one? Do I have the strength to take care of something else? What if I
don’t train it right? How will I know if a puppy is the right choice right
Don’t fret. Slow down. Breathe. Although these are excellent questions to
ask yourself, this is why you have chosen this book. This book has all the
answers to your most demanding questions. The reason why most dogs or
pups end up in pounds, adoption homes, or shelters is because someone got
their puppy too early and weren’t ready for the commitment and process it
takes. Without proper research and the right answers to all your questions,
this next person could be you. So again, stop, slow down, breathe, and don’t
fret! I have got you completely covered. By the end of this book - or at least
the first few chapters - you will be ready to make that difficult choice. With
the right training, and information, you will be able to give a puppy the
right home. Additionally, you will be able to give them the right routine to
have them properly cared for; so say goodbye to those shelter homes, and
hello to your new puppy.
The quicker you get your dog potty trained, on a set routine, and a schedule
that works for both of you, the quicker you can start enjoying your bonding
time with your new pup. As cute as they are as a puppy, they will not stay
this way; as a puppy that is, their cuteness will be there forever. Raising a
puppy into a dog is a life decision and takes a ton of patience, positive
energy, and commitment.
So, when you are ready, dive right in to get started on how to do things the
Chapter 1: Introduction to Dogs
Puppies and dogs are a big responsibility; they take work and dedication. If
you are thinking about getting a puppy or adopting a grown canine, there
are some things you should keep in mind. This book will help you
understand what it takes to have and care for a dog before you get one.
Some experienced dog owners might say that looking after their furry child,
is like looking after a child of their own. There are feeding schedules,
bedtime routines, exercise rotations, and housebreaking rules. Puppies need
routine, structure, discipline, time, patience, and money - just like a baby or
Get Prepared for Your New Companion
So, you have chosen the dog you want to bring home. Have you done your
research? It is one thing to do your research, and then finally find a dog that
you want. However, it is another thing when you actually bring them home.
No amount of preparation can prepare you for how your life is going to
change, but it is definitely worth the challenge. So, now you might be
asking yourself what do I need to do before my puppy comes home?
Preparing your home for a puppy is a bit different than preparing for an
adult dog or a senior animal, but they all basically need the same things.
Every dog is different, so it may be trial and error before you get the right
treats, toys, collars, leashes, and food.
So let’s start with the basic essentials -
1. Create a safe area just for your pup - As overwhelming
as it is for you to bring home a new puppy, it can be just as
overwhelming for your new pup. Start by creating a safe
boundary or set room for your pup to explore. This can
include the kitchen, laundry room, or den. Also, by doing
this, it helps with potty training because they are less
likely to have an accident in the place they are sleeping or
confined to. Once they pee or poop in the house, they are
more inclined to do it again.
2. Choose the right crate - Crate training can be essential
for a pup’s development. It teaches them structure,
boundaries, and discipline. Make sure the crate is big
enough for your puppy to stand up, turn around, and lie
down comfortably in. Wire crates are a better idea because
they help your dog feel more secure as they can see their
surroundings. Make sure you never use the crate as
punishment, but only for training methods. The goal is for
your dog to feel secure, not scared of their crate. Think of
it like a bedroom, or bed for your canine.
3. Purchase bedding - It is best to get two sets of washable
beddings so that while you are washing one set, they can
lie down on the other one which is clean. The floor can be
quite cold if you don’t plan on having them sleep with you
or allowing them on the furniture, so make sure the
bedding is raised a bit off the floor. Some pillows might
just do the trick as well if you are tight on a budget.
4. Buy potty training equipment - Puppy pads are the step
towards getting your pup to go outside. Most puppies have
a hard time controlling their bladder, so it’s best to train
them to use a pad for indoor emergencies. However, when
training your pup to go outside, create an hourly schedule
at the start to get them used to going outside. Also, it’s a
good idea to get disinfectant spray, gloves, doggy bags,
and paper towels for accidents.
5. Get your pup a chew toy. - Some bad behaviors at young
stages in a pups development may come from boredom or
the fact that they are learning and teething. Dogs don’t
have hands to feel like we do, so they taste and explore
everything with their noses and teeth. If you don’t want
chewed up furniture or dug up floors, get your puppy a
starter teething toy or bone. Chew toys that are suitable for
non-supervision are kongs to fill with treats and tasty pig
ears. Make sure that there aren’t too many treats. The
treats also shouldn’t be too small or too big. They could
accidently swallow it or hurt their jaws.
6. Collars/harnesses, and a leash - It’s best to choose a
collar or harness that is leather, so it is less likely to be
chewed through. Choose one tight enough where it won’t
slip off, but loose enough so they are comfortable. The
right size makes all the difference. For training purposes,
you will want to get a retractable leash that is lightweight
and won’t put much strain on your pup’s muscles.
7. Treats - Treats are good to have as a variety. Treats for
training should come in three categories. One for things
they do successfully after you try to teach them, and a
better tasting one for tricks or commands they have
mastered or are mastering quite well. The last one should
be super tasty as a huge reward for something they have
done very well or completely mastered and you want to
see more of.
Other things like bowls for food and water, dental treats for breath, and
grooming materials are another necessity but aren’t really for training.
These essentials are good for everyday care and use. However, each day
you should be spending time with, or teaching your new pup something for
Tips for Your First Month
Now that you are all ready for your pup, or adult canine, you need to be
fully prepared. Aside from getting the things needed for your pup, you are
going to need to create a schedule, and some rules and boundaries. Start by
picking a name, and follow these next few tips:
1. Get identification - Buy a collar that has a tag or a metal
stamp telling its name, address, and your phone number.
This is in case your dog gets out, runs away, or something
2. Dog proof your house - Dog proofing your house is so
that your puppy knows its boundaries. At first, create a
smaller space like a den, crate, or playpen. This also helps
with potty training as your pup will not like to pee or poop
in its surroundings. Keep cords high or taped to the wall;
put toxic chemicals, like cleaning supplies away and out of
sight or reach; make sure medications are put away and so
3. Choose a vet - Make sure to schedule an exam in the first
couple weeks or as soon as possible. This is where the vet
will give them shots, and preventative medication. This is
also so you can see how your dog reacts to strangers and
your new vet. You need to look for veterinarians that work
well with your animal, as creating a bond, is the first step
to finding a life partner for all your dog’s needs and
4. Start training - There are two types of training:
behavioral training and obedience training. Both are good
to start practicing right away. However, working on basic
commands like getting your pup attuned to its name, and
teaching it potty boundaries are the first things you should
teach your new pup. Training can be hard, so don’t try to
do it alone if you don’t understand what you are doing.
Make sure you are caught up on your research and find a
professional who can give you tips. Join classes, or group
training activities. The more information you know the
better off you and your companion will be.
5. Introduce socialization - Dogs need socialization from
other animals, and people, so getting them acquainted with
the family as soon as possible will keep them confident,
relaxed, and well balanced. Also, you can see their
temperament around other animals, and children if you
have them. This will show you what you need to work on,
and how your dog responds to new things and different
You will go through many changes in your first month, and you will also
make many mistakes. That is why it is best to do your research before you
get your new puppy or dog. Find out the temperament of the breed, figure
out how this breed is going to suit and fit your lifestyle, and think about
your future for the utmost success.
Chapter 2: Things to Buy Your Pup Before
Before you decide to bring your puppy home, it is important to buy a few
things that will help you take care of and to train your puppy.
In this chapter, we look at some of the things that you should consider
buying for your pup.
Buy a good quality collar for your puppy. I bought both a nylon and leather
collars. They both work well. The nylon ones that can clip together,
release easily, and are very convenient.
Stay away from “choke” metal collars and they can damage your puppy’s
throat if not used properly. If your dog is properly trained, there is really no
need for the choke chain collars.
The only remote exception is when you have a very aggressive dog and
poses a potential danger to other animals or people.
I recommend that you get tags to attach to your puppy’s collar that include
your name, address and phone along with your puppy’s name. I highly
recommend even more that you have your puppy “chipped”.
Your veterinarian implants a chip under your dog’s skin that contains your
contact information if your dog is ever lost. This information can be kept
current by updating your information online with the chip company.
Buy a good quality leash. A good quality leash will help you control your
puppy and also be comfortable to hold. Again, I have both leather and
nylon leashes and they both work well.
Retractable leashes are now quite popular but I don’t recommend them.
This type of leash makes it difficult to properly control your dog, especially
during walks. If you need to pull your dog from danger quickly, these
leashes don’t work as well.
You can buy training equipment that can be used to train your pooch. You
may choose to buy a clicker or possibly a whistle.
If you plan to do off-leashing training with your puppy, you want to invest
in a long lead which typically comes in 25 feet and 50 feet options. These
long leads are great if you are training your puppy in your backyard, at a
park or in an open public area.
Buy good quality equipment so it lasts a long time.
There are varying opinions about training your puppy with a crate. From
my own experiences training my dogs, I highly recommend the use of a
First, it provides a safe and secure area for your puppy to
rest or sleep. Their instincts come into play where they
like this type of environment as it can resemble being in a
Second, it is a good way to train your puppy when house
breaking it. Dogs don’t typically like to go to relieve
themselves in close areas where they sleep or eat.
The key is to purchase an adjustable crate so you can keep it small enough
where your puppy has no room to eliminate itself. It will help your puppy
learn to control its bladder. The only caution is not to leave your puppy
in the crate too long when it is not sleeping overnight or will likely have
My dog also liked to use the crate when it wanted to be left alone or to get
some rest. She knows it is a safe area for her whenever she wants to use it.
Your puppy is like a small child and loves to play and chew on toys,
especially when it is teething. Try teething ropes and Kong rubber toys to
help safeguard your furniture, shoes and other tempting items to chew on.
Please refer to the chapter labeled Recommended Products and Solutions at
the end of this book for some ideas.
Puppies also love cuddling with soft toys and plushies. Just be careful it
cannot be easily torn to prevent choking and making a mess in your house.
There are dog age-specific and size toys to choose from.
Treats can play a big role during the early training process to reinforce your
puppy’s behavior and to keep its enthusiasm up. I recommend you choose
natural treats that don’t have preservatives.
For specific training, I use freeze-dried liver treats that do not contain
preservatives. They come in small pieces and work well for rewards during
training. My GSD loves them and keeps her motivated.
Your puppy will feel happy when you reward it after a day’s hard work.
However, I recommend that hugs and telling your dog “good puppy” and
being excited are just as much a reward your puppy will look forward to.
Your puppy will want a bed to call its own when it is not using the crate. I
bought a dog bed with an orthopedic mattress and a cover that easily unzips
for laundering. My GSD absolutely loves it because it is very comfortable
and the cover is soft.
She is very protective of this particular bed even though she has other
bumper bed mattresses to use around the house as well. She has even
gotten mad when someone stepped on it to tease her as a joke. Bad idea!
Sprays and Cleaning Supplies
There are sprays available that neutralize scents if your puppy has soiled an
area where you do not want it to relieve itself again. If the scent is not
removed, your puppy may think it is fine to relieve itself again in the same
Have carpet and floor cleaners available as your puppy will relieve itself in
the house until it is trained or when it is sick. Hopefully it will only be a
few times before your puppy gets into a proper routine of going outside to
Buy a diary (or take notes on your phone or note pad) and write down your
thoughts about your pooches’ training sessions and adventures every day.
This will serve as an inspiration for you and help you track the progress.
The book will also remind you of the fun adventures that you had with your
dog and relive the good times.
Another option is to video the training with your phone or note pad.
Chapter 3: Breed selection
Most people choose their future dog purely by appearance. Not surprisingly,
such a frivolous choice ends in failure.
For example, a mother with children-schoolchildren was fascinated by a
fluffy white teddy bear called "puppy Central Asian Shepherd." They did
not think that in six months a huge dog with far from angelic character
would live in their two-room apartment. The thin guy decided that next to
the giant rottweiler tearing off the leash, he would look impressive and full-
fledged; but at the same time, he didn’t think about ways to control such a
dog. I am not talking about the ardent desire of many to have in their home
a remarkably clever "cinema" Mukhtar or Commissioner Rex.
You would agree that the appearance of an animal is important. But a dog is
not a thing or an element of the interior. This is a highly organized living
creature that has its own character, its own inclinations, and a genetically
determined program. For people inexperienced in cynology, but who love
technology, I will draw a parallel with the purchase of a new car. An
intelligent person chooses his future car not only on the basis of color, the
beauty of external forms, and interior comfort. He will familiarize himself
in detail with the technical characteristics and features of this model,
consulting with serious specialists. He will compare the requirements that
apply to the car with its capabilities, including financial. Therefore, before
acquiring a particular dog, familiarize yourself with the breed; study its
characteristic features, behavior, possible problems, and the most common
diseases. Consult with the breeders and veterinarians involved in this breed,
visit the exhibitions and think again carefully.
All breeds have their strengths and weaknesses, their strengths and
weaknesses. You are therefore encouraged as a reader to realize that the
heredity of the dog, fixed in the generations, is an important factor in
understanding why this or that breed is what it is. In other words, the
characteristic features of the appearance and behavior of these animals are a
reflection of the purpose and a direct consequence of the creation of a
The German shepherd - the favorite of many dog breeders - has long earned
the fame of "the smartest dog." There are several theories about the origin
of this breed. For example, it is suggested that it appeared as a result of
crossbreeding of shepherds of various German breeds or occurred
spontaneously from the hybridization of shepherds and wolves.
Today it is a universal working dog with a rational anatomical build and a
penchant for a wide variety of training.
German shepherds have proven themselves in any dog profession. An easily
recognizable silhouette of a German shepherd flaunts on the coat of arms of
the International Kennel Federation. Representatives of this wonderful
breed bravely fought alongside a man on the fronts of two world wars.
Thanks to their excellent instincts, the “Germans” are able to trace a person
even after several days, which makes them excellent bloodhounds and
police dogs. German shepherds serve in the army as miners and signalmen,
work in the Red Cross, they are used to search for people during
earthquakes and mountain collapses, they are used as lifeguards on water
and in fires. These dogs are unrivaled bodyguards due to their excellent
guard instinct, physical strength, and lightning attacks. Being sensitive,
attentive, and quick-witted, German shepherd is unusually loyal to the
owner's family, friendly with children, easy to learn. Her physical
endurance is great, and her craving for work is unusual, which explains the
nickname of this shepherd among dog handlers - “servant”.
However, this particular feature can have its negative side if the “German”
is not given due attention from the owner. This breed requires an active
lifestyle, movement, compulsory training, and even better - targeted use. If
you cannot provide your pet with the serious profession of security guard or
bodyguard, train your dog in traceability, take part in agility tests
(overcoming obstacles), and go for walks in the forest and the sea. Let the
dog accompany you on daily trips to the grocery store, to the kindergarten
for the child, to visit friends. Remember: a German shepherd on a chain is
an unacceptable sight and a sad fate. When planted for a long time in an
aviary, it becomes neurotic and, in order to attract attention, can plague
neighbors with many hours of piercing barking.
Before acquiring a German shepherd puppy, make sure that his parents have
a health certificate and, in particular, are free from hip dysplasia. This
anomaly of the musculoskeletal system, in which the femoral head loosely
enters the hip joint, is very common among German shepherds. The
disease, which has a genetic nature, first appears at the age of 4–5 months
and can in severe cases make a young dog crippled, and in a milder course
it can be a source of lameness and arthritis. Many German shepherds suffer
from diseases of the digestive system (chronic gastritis, colitis, hepatitis)
Before buying, be sure to check the balance of mental reactions and the
strength of the puppy’s temperament, as the pursuit of a beautiful exterior
have recently caused genetically transmitted psychological problems.
Belgian Shepherd Dogs (Groenendael, Malinois, Lakinua,
Belgian Shepherd Dogs are still quite rare in the countries of the former
There are four varieties of Belgian shepherd dogs: Groenendael (long-
haired black shepherd), Tervuren (long-haired shepherd or mahogany with
black shabrake and black mask), Malinois (short-haired shepherd-shepherd)
and Lakenua (red-haired or brown-haired shepherd dog)) Decorating hair is
most developed in males, and undercoat - in aviary dogs living in the cold.
All Belgian Shepherds are descended from hardy and gifted working dogs.
Tervuren has the strongest physique among Belgian shepherds, so he is
crossed with other varieties of this breed to obtain bony and healthy
offspring. Tervuren is considered the closest relative of Groenendael, and
there are cases when a pair of black shepherd dogs gives birth to tervuren.
Doberman is a relatively young breed. It was obtained in the 80s of the XIX
century and carries the blood of several breeds.
Bred for guard service and personal guard, this breed of dogs today
continues to fulfill its functions perfectly. Due to the tremendous
performance and excellent instinct of Dobermans, they are used by police
and military. During World War II, these dogs served in the US Army as
miners and to detect enemy snipers. To this day, Americans are in love with
this breed, considering its representatives the best watchmen and
bodyguards to cope with any enemy.
In domestic dog breeders, on the contrary, the attitude towards this breed is
far from uniform. The idea of a Doberman as a service dog has its negative
side due to the indomitable choleric nature, uncontrollability, hot-tempered
and evil temper. Such facts are explained by a significant lack of the
Doberman psyche - a low stress threshold, which leads to aggressiveness
and unprovoked bites.
Often, males and females differ greatly in temperament. Bitches are more
accommodating, emotional, loyal to the family in which they live, but are
distrustful of strangers. Males are physically strong, impulsive, often
rebellious and aggressive, so they need a strict energetic owner.
All dogs of this breed need long active walks, allowing them to give out a
storm of energy. The doberman, who is not paid attention to, will bark from
boredom, whine, jump, nibble all around, dig earth, scratch doors.
Therefore, if you are not friends with sports, do not like to move and do not
have time, I advise you to admire the lacquered-black Dobermans
exclusively in photographs. Owners of Dobermans are strongly advised to
attend training courses under the guidance of experienced instructors, where
dogs can learn endurance and self-control.
Of the most common diseases, the following diseases can be noted:
congenital heart defects, von Willebrand disease, thyroid dysfunction,
Saint Bernard is a good-natured shaggy giant, loved by many thanks to the
American film "Beethoven."
Dogs of this breed are famous for their grandeur, affection and
peacefulness. They love children very much, always treat them carefully,
measuring their strength and not showing signs of aggression. The
unhurried nature of St. Bernard is manifested in its appearance: the dog
resembles a bear with a huge heavy head. It is the head in combination with
a specific bright red-white color that makes the representatives of the breed
so recognizable and unique. Saint Bernard's eyes are attentive, wise and
very kind. The overall addition should be powerful, but harmonious.
It is essential to pay attention to freedom of movement, as these dogs quite
often have flaws in the structure of the hind limbs. For a St. Bernard puppy,
you need a balanced diet rich in minerals and vitamins. For the correct
formation of the skeleton and muscles, young animals need regular short
walks, but long hikes, and even more so endurance running, are
Despite the phlegm, St. Bernards are very understanding and easy to learn
teams. To keep such a dog you need a spacious aviary, necessarily shaded
from direct sunlight. In the summer, St. Bernards suffer from heat, so they
enjoy swimming in ponds, refreshing themselves even for a while. In
addition to the long-haired St. Bernards, their short-haired brothers, similar
in size and color, were bred.
When buying a dog of this breed, you should not forget that despite the
calm nature, this is a powerful, large animal. A physically strong person
should walk St. Bernard in order to avoid conflict situations with strangers
and dogs. By old age, the movements of these heavy dogs become stiff due
to joint pain; the heart is increasingly intermittent; renal failure develops.
Saint Bernards do not live long, but even the short time you spend with this
wonderful dog will be remembered forever.
This breed got its name, obviously, from the Chinese hunting dog Chu. As a
representative of the Spitz family, these dogs more than two millennia ago
became famous for their impressive appearance of a maned lion and an
unusual black tongue. Some experts believe that Chow Chow is the
legendary mastiff of Tibetan lamas.
Amateur breeders give birth to dogs of this breed for the most part solely
due to their appearance. Indeed, the unusually amusing red, black, blue and
cream two-month-old “bears” can leave few people indifferent. It is also
known that Chow Chow does not fade with traditional hair loss and, in
addition, does not smell at all. But as the dog grows older, owners
understand more and more that a stubborn and wayward dog hides behind
the appearance of a funny plush toy.
Chow Chow tends to become attached to only one owner, who has a good
heart, but a stiff hand. Chow is unlikely to deign to execute commands if
you fail to establish friendly contact with him. Dogs that do not like
children and strangers have a special tendency. Usually the chows
themselves do not start fights, but aggressively respond to attempts by other
dogs to show their dominance. Remember, this is a serious dog, with a
wide, powerful mouth and a strong grip. She is not inclined to give herself
to work, as a German shepherd does, and will not sensitively guard you at
night, like a rottweiler.
Among the common diseases, one can note the most diverse problems with
skin and hair, diseases of the joints of the hind limbs, as well as inversion of
the eyelids. Chow do not tolerate heat due to its luxurious "coat" that
requires careful care. If this dog is not combed with a massage wire brush
daily for 10 minutes, then the thick wool falls into tangles.
Mastiffs are known as the impressive giants of the canine world. The name
“mastiff” itself comes from the Latin word “massivus”, which means
“large, massive”. The weight of the English mastiff dogs reaches 120 kg,
and the Neapolitan mastiffs (mastino-napoletano) - the owners of the most
significant and most sanded head. French mastiff (dogue de Bordeaux) and
bullmastiff are somewhat smaller in size. In addition to smooth-haired,
there are woolly mastiffs - Spanish and Tibetan.
Currently, mastiffs are unusually large, heavy and strong dogs, reminiscent
of their appearance and the step of a lion. Experts say that a special
respectful approach is needed for mastiffs, which makes it possible to make
a loyal friend out of this huge dog. Keep in mind that all mastiffs grow for a
long time and grow up late, so a dog that has reached the age of three is
considered to be finally formed.
By nature, mastiffs are stubborn, restive phlegmatic people who slowly, as
if reluctantly, carry out the commands of the main training course.
However, this slowness is deceptive - if desired, a huge dog can react with
lightning speed. In the absence of fair, but strict treatment, a frightening
appearance can turn into a real threat and uncontrollable aggression.
Well-trained mastiffs are successfully used both as bodyguards and for
guarding property. Each breed has its own way of detaining the enemy. For
example, bullmastiffs quickly notice that it is easiest to knock a person
down by hitting him with his head or chest under his knees, and
subsequently constantly use this technique. The dogs of Bordeaux catch up
with the running man with a characteristic squat gait and jump on him,
striking his lower back or stomach with his big head, after which they
triumphantly rise above the defeated enemy. Neapolitan mastiffs grab a man
in a low jump by the hand and with a sharp jerk down and a little to the side
toppled to the ground. These dogs attack silently, barking unusual for them
in any situation. Modern Molossians, like their distant ancestors, are
distinguished by great courage and the ability to endure physical pain.
Unfortunately, these giants are not distinguished by longevity. These dogs
should not be subjected to excessive physical exertion, especially at the age
of the puppy and "grandfather". Mastiffs often die in a dream from cardiac
arrest at the age of 7–8 years, poorly tolerate heat, and have problems with
digestion and skeletal system. In the summer, these giants should be
provided with plenty of water, if possible bathe in clean water, or even
better get air conditioning.
Often, representatives of this breed have torsion of the stomach - a
pathological condition that requires urgent surgical intervention. Older dogs
have joint arthritis and bone cancer.
Having a loose constitution and many folds, Neapolitan mastiffs require
careful skin care that is prone to fungal and allergic diseases. This breed has
frequent pathology of the structure of the eyelids.
In short, these giants are not for beginners in cynology. The maintenance of
mastiff requires a lot of money, a special balanced diet at a young age and
considerable care in old age.
In the CIS, Rottweilers suffered a fashion boom at the end of the twentieth
century. A lot has been written about this breed, it was admired, and it was
hated. At that time, the Rottweiler was the star of the shows and the dog of
the "New Russians." Now he was recognized by the police, Special Forces
and the military.
Through centuries of history, this wonderful breed carried its creed:
unbending stamina and devotion to the owner. The whole essence of this
dog (from a solid anatomical design to the mechanism of psychomotor
reactions) is directed towards the realization of its main purpose - to
accompany and protect a person. The Rottweiler is not wound up as a
Doberman, and not alert as a Giant Schnauzer. He never falls into bestial
fury, like a Caucasian shepherd and will not kill his own kind, like amstaff.
This is a courageous working dog, a devoted friend and protector. For the
correct education of this dog you need a fair, but firm hand. And also love
and respect. Connoisseurs know that Rottweilers are monogamous. Having
become attached to one person, they do not want to leave the object of their
love for a minute and often follow him from room to room. They like to
sleep near the owner’s bed or at his feet. Bitches are rather kind to children.
The popularity of the Rottweiler as a guard dog is also explained by the fact
that these dogs bark a little and are not too active. It is not recommended to
use heavy, large dogs at work requiring a lot of stamina, especially in the
At a considerable age, rottweilers are often prone to obesity, especially for
bitches. Living in a city apartment promotes physical inactivity, which, in
combination with high-calorie nutrition, literally kills dogs. Unfortunately,
Rottweilers are prone to cancer and cataracts, and hip dysplasia, thyroid
disease, and von Willibrand's disease (blood clotting disorder) are common
in the list of hereditary diseases.
Rottweilers are very prolific, in females of this breed there are very large
litters - 12 and even 16 puppies.
All terriers, regardless of size, are a hurricane of energy, activity and
aggressiveness. Their ancestors were used by man as rat-catchers and
hunters, capable of chasing and driving badgers, raccoons and foxes out of
their holes. And even if your good-natured bastard dog has never seen a rat
in his life, he belongs to the representatives of a large and diverse group of
"earthen" dogs by blood. Owners of terriers should never forget that their
ward is literally woven from fanatical courage, optimism, tremendous
energy and perseverance, turning into annoyance. And all this combined
with extraordinary stamina, jumping, large size and strong jaws of an avid
Another distinguishing feature of many terriers is the special structure of
“non-shedding” wool, which must be plucked by hand. Some owners make
it easier for themselves with a regular haircut, but such manipulation
violates the structure of the hair and adversely affects the skin. To show a
wire-haired dog in its entire splendor, it takes a lot of hours to comb and
trim, giving the dense, twisted, like wire-like wool the desired shape, most
effectively reflecting the natural data of the animal.
If you want a dog from the Terrier tribe to fit well into your family life,
provide him with sufficient physical activity in combination with strict
training. Such an energetic dog cannot be left alone for a long time;
otherwise he will begin to have fun at his own discretion. All terriers are
lovers of digging holes, so do not be offended by a dog if your flowering
garden turns into a site for active excavation.
Please note that terriers do not get along with cats, taking them for hunting
prey. Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small pets can also suffer
from their sharp teeth. If a terrier gets involved in a dog fight, then he fights
frantically and desperately and can severely pat his opponent. Large terriers
due to their athletic build and powerful jaws can compete with a person.
For example, the Airedale terriers’ beloved by all English are part of the
armed forces of Great Britain and are not distinguished by their mild
character. This breed was bred about 200 years ago by crossing an old breed
of working terriers with otterhounds (otter hounds). The local huntsmen
kept the ancestors of the modern Erdel for fighting small predators and
Black Terrier - the largest representative of the group - was bred in the
middle of the twentieth century in the kennel "Red Star" and recently
recognized by FCI - the World Cynological Federation. This dog inherited
alertness and appearance from a bearded rizenschnauzer, Rottweilers gave
power and courage to their descendant, and Newfoundlands gave their tall
stature. A model-grown, well-groomed and well-mannered black terrier is
the decoration of any exhibition and the pride of the owner.
Known for its terrible jaws, the bull terrier is a descendant of dogs that the
British used to hunt bulls before as bloody fun. Attempting to use this breed
as bodyguard dogs is for the most part doomed to failure, but bull terriers
are indispensable for hunting wild boar.
The ancestors of the American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff) were the
English Bulldog and the English Terrier.
The history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is no less bloody and cruel.
This breed was specially bred for the once popular baiting of bulls and
bears, and later for dog fights. After the prohibition of such entertainment,
the breed was forgotten, and only in 1935 was declared a purebred and
received an official description.
Speaking in general terms about dogs of fighting breeds, It is noted that
their strength, agility, endurance and rage are amazing. The strongest bone
cannot stand before their jaws; their genetic craving for killing their own
kind is difficult to eradicate. Fighting dogs terrify some citizens and cause
admiration for others. These dogs, like no other, were a source of tragedy,
legislative prohibitions and intense press attention. dog fights are cool, but
the heritage of any breed is, first of all, the history of mankind. That is why
all representatives of the canine world have the right to live among people,
subject to our prudence, control and responsibility.
Labrador is distinguished by intelligence, calm character, and
comprehensive talent. It seems that this beautiful breed is created in order to
match the tastes of each family member. Labradors know how to serve shot
hunters to a hunter, striking with talents of an excellent gun dog. They get
along well with children; they love to run on distillations and catch the
"flying saucer" in a jump. These dogs can show the highest skill in sports
training competitions. They swim well and are hardy to physical exertion. It
is easy to train Labradors; they are deprived of aggression of superiority
and happily carry out the commands of even the youngest handler.
The color of the coat can be black, chocolate, and cream, golden - most
importantly plain and without markings. A little white spot on the chest is
Today, thanks to attentiveness and poise, Labradors are highly regarded as
representatives of a rare dog profession a guide for the blind. Anyone will
rarely remain indifferent, watching how carefully and carefully guide a
guide dog of his blind owner through the bustling city streets. Also,
American scientists have found a Labrador even more unique destination:
dogs can "predict" epilepsy attacks in sick people. Having caught the
changes in the body that are invisible to others, sensitive dogs begin to bark
or touch the owner with their paw. They never make mistakes, portending
an attack in 10-30 minutes. Thus, a person has the opportunity to take
action and call for help. The popularity of this beautiful breed is growing
every year around the world.
Chapter 4: Herbal Remedies for Dogs: Should I
Consider Them for Treating Pain?
There are several health problems that are constantly on the rise, including
chronic skin and allergy problems, joint problems, obesity, diabetes,
hormonal imbalances, dental problems and many more.
It goes without saying that you want the best for your pooch and
considering this, there are several dog owners who're hunting herbal options
so that they can help their four-legged friend deal with health problems.
There are several herbal remedies for dogs that have proven effective
enough for a dog's health. Many dog owners even consider the idea of using
herbal remedies for dogs to treat their pain.
What are herbal pain remedies? Why should you consider them for your
There are a lot of dogs who find themselves in situations filled with pain
and injuries throughout their lives. Dog owners can receive prescriptions
from their vets for conventional pain relievers. Well, doctors prescribe Non-
Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) at frequent intervals, but it's
important for you to know that these drugs can result in hazardous side
effects, including liver damage and stomach problems.
They can even make a dog go blind. These unwanted side effects may
compel you or any other dog owner to look for a better option that seems
safe for a dog i.e., herbal remedies for dogs for treating pain.
Most of these herbal remedies for dogs to treat pain provide much-needed
relief from pain. In addition, they improve their quality of life without the
unfavorable side effects of traditional drugs. A lot of dog owners have
extensively been relying on these herbal remedies because they're a safe and
an effective alternative for their four-legged friends to live healthy lives.
What are some examples of herbs?
Yucca What's the herbal pain remedies procedure in dogs?
There are some herbal pain remedies that are distributed externally as oils,
creams, ointments etc. These remedies are applied by a pet owner to the
affected area of his dog if the canine continues to have symptoms.
These herbal remedies are usually used for treating joint or injury pain in
areas like legs, paws, or hips. They offer a more holistic pain relief instead
of treating one injury in particular. As a dog owner, it's important for you to
seek consultation with your veterinarian about the type of herbal treatment
you need to use for your pooch.
What's the herbal pain remedies recovery in dogs?
One of the most prominent reasons why so many dog owners prefer using
herbal remedies for dogs for treating pain is because that the side effects are
unreal. Your dog will get the most out of these herbal remedies without
having to bear the pain. Moreover, there will not be any dangerous side
P.S - Herbal remedies generally take a long time when it comes to showing
any effect when compared to a pharmaceutical pain-reliever as prescribed
by a veterinarian. Thus, your four-legged friend will (at times) have to wait
for long to get the desired benefits of herbal remedies.
More than ever, we're witnessing a number of serious health conditions
developing in our dogs who're susceptible to traditional methods of treating
certain health problems. Truth be told, there are many of these cases in
which treatments themselves cause their own side effects/complications.
Considering this, you need to use safer and effective herbal remedies for
your dog when providing him pain relief. Aaron Hewitt is a professional
writer and has extensive knowledge about herbal remedies for dogs and
Chapter 5: A Step by Step Guide to Build a Solid
Have you ever watched the "dream teams" in the obedience ring and sighed,
"Wish I had THAT dog!". Guess what, you DO have that dog - he goes
home with you every day, and goes to practice with you every chance he
gets! Your dog can be a solid performer if you follow a few simple rules.
Rule number one
Every time you are with your dog, you are training your dog. If your dog
ignores you in the yard when you call him into the house, why would you
think he'd come in an obedience trial when there are a million interesting
Rule number two
Motivation is everything. Really. If the dog is not enjoying the work with
you, you might pass the CD title, but the chances of passing Open or Utility
are not that great. Your dog needs to LOVE the work.
Rule number three
Don't enter a trial until your dog is really ready. That means you can work
at the dog park, in parking lots, near a playground full of kids or a baseball
game... and the dog doesn't lose focus.
Let's look at a couple of "challenging" behaviors (it's no coincidence that
they are duration behaviors).
Heeling Heel is the first behavior your dog is asked to perform every time
you go in the obedience ring. It's the behavior you spend the most of your
"performance time" doing. It's also inherently boring. So how do you make
it "not boring"? Consider "life rewards". What is your dog distracted by?
Can you make that a reward for good heeling? Are the squirrels in your
yard making it impossible for your dog to work? Try a few steps of heel
followed by "get the squirrel!" (Assuming of course that your dog can't
actually catch the squirrel.) How about the dog that's playing ball at the
park? Ask for a little heel work, then pull out your own ball! Train with
your dog's best friend: Heel, heel, go play!
Remember also that every time you allow your dog's focus to wander while
he's heeling, you're training him to disengage. If your dog's attention breaks
away from you, stop right there. Remind him what he's supposed to be
doing and start again. After you've had a "corrective moment" (this is not a
"correction", just stopping the activity to remind the dog), heel for a few
steps then reward with play or treats - whatever is better than the distraction
for your dog. Don't send the dog to the distraction right away, but keep it in
mind for a future reward!
The key to a solid stay is adding time and distractions before you add
distance. Stay is another inherently boring behavior so you don't want your
dog to learn to self-reward (running around the room is a lot more fun than
sitting still for three minutes). Plan your stay work. Increase the difficulty of
one criteria at a time.
So, let's say you're going to work on time today (that's one criteria). Go
from 5 seconds to 15 seconds, then 9 seconds, then 25 seconds. Sometimes
it's harder (your goal is 5 minutes), sometimes it's easier. Don't always just
increase the duration - your dog won't have fun with that, sometimes it's
really easy, sometimes it's hard.
Once your stay is up to 1 minute, start working on distractions (that's your
next criteria). Go back to 5 - 15 seconds with another dog working in the
room, start building your time back up with that level of distraction. When
you are back up to a minute or more, make the distraction harder (a dog
playing ball in the room) and reduce your time criteria again.
Only when your dog is up to 3-4 minutes of stay with a lot of heavy
distractions is it time to start leaving your dog. Same idea as before, start
small (one or two steps away) with short time and minimal distractions.
Don't increase all the criteria back up at once, add more distance OR more
time OR more distractions. Yes, it takes time to build a solid foundation for
stay - but it's worth it when you get to the ring and you can relax once
you've passed the individual exercises!
Building a solid foundation does take time. But if you prepare and
systematically create a solid foundation, your "house of heeling" will
survive "ring stress" when you start competing!
Chapter 6: Housebreak Your Puppy in 7 Days
Using These Proven 8 Steps
Puppies are adorable and cute, but housebreaking a puppy can be one of the
more troublesome tricks for some breeds. This stems from the fact that
potty training a puppy isn’t a natural effort in the wild. You may treat them
as babies, but they don't possess human nature. More so, what complicates
and increases the difficulty level of housebreaking a puppy is the
communication barrier. I like to think that while I’m training how to potty
outside, that I’m also learning how to speak puppy better.
Below is the eight step plan to potty train your puppy in seven days. The
plan is chalked out from lessons learned through personal experiences as
well as speaking with other experts who always have new stories to discuss
about the foibles of puppy potting training. Follow these easy steps to
housebreak your puppy and you too will have clean and fresh smelling
carpets once again.
Step 1: Empathize with your puppy
Puppies aren't conniving to defecate in your house just to annoy you. They
are plain clueless on what is expected out of them in a domestic
environment. For this very reason, you need to understand effective tricks
to communicate your message (in this case: housebreaking) to your puppy.
So that he/she understands what you are trying to teach him/her.
Step 2: Know your puppy
Depending on the breed and age of the puppy, his/her bladder control would
differ. For example: Smaller breed puppies have smaller digestive systems
hence would need to urinate more often, whereas puppies of a large breed
are easy to train and get better with age. Same goes with age. The younger
the puppy, the lesser would be his bladder control. So your housebreaking
plan would depend largely on the age, breed and background of your puppy.
Step 3: Focus on building a right environment
One of the most prevalent and effective methods for housebreaking puppies
is the crate training method. If you are of an opinion that keeping your
endearing little puppy in a cage sounds cruel, then let me clear the air.
Puppies by nature like to snuggle up and sleep in a safe and secure place.
That's why you must have noticed that even stray puppies like to sleep
under a car or in a den. Seldom will you come across puppies that sleep out
in the open. The crate method is designed on the same premise - a way to
provide safe and secure house for your puppy.
So first thing first, buy a crate for your puppy. Keep in the mind the breed
of your puppy and how fast do they grow in size while buying a crate. It
should not be too small or too big. There should be just about enough space
for your puppy to lay and roll around.
The whole idea is to compel the puppy to empty his bladder only outside.
Puppies like to keep their area of sleep and rest clean. When the crate is
huge, they would keep two different spots, one to rest and one to eliminate.
When there isn’t room for them to choose two spots, they will get into a
habit of eliminating outside in order to keep their den clean.
Do not leave any absorbent material inside the crate. Always keep a close
watch, especially when the puppies are too young.
For youngest puppies, the crate time shouldn’t exceed more than 2 hours
from the last elimination. Some experts limit that to 1.5 hours.
Puppies less than 16 weeks can't control their
bladder longer than 2 hours.
Puppies of more than 16 weeks can manage for 4 hours.
Puppies between 4-6 months can wait up to 6-7 hours.
Puppies older than 6 months can get by for 7-8 hours.
Pick up on hints and their body language, like, their facial expression, if
they are circling inside the cage or trying to get your attention. It most
probably means they need to relieve themselves and are asking you to let
Step 4: Make a schedule
Prepare a daily schedule for your puppy and yourself. Factors to consider
while making the plan is nature of work (are you with the puppy throughout
the day or few hours in the day etc), age of the puppy, meal time, sleep
time, crate time, and play time.
Write down the schedule on a planner or a note pad. Key would be to
follow it exactly and consistently always. Just like us, puppies are creatures
Remember how tough it was to get up at the crack of dawn but eventually
now it has become a habit? That schedule change is similar for your puppy.
Allowing your puppy to eat at any time will only add to your scheduling
problems and reduce the acceptance that you are the pack leader.
Keep to the schedule when you will feed your puppy, take him out, play, put
him in a crate, and let him out again at the exact same time every day. He
will begin to accept the schedule and quickly become accustomed to its
In order to discipline your puppy, you will need to become part of the
On an average, it takes about 5-6 days for a puppy to adjust to the schedule.
Don't change the plan of action haphazardly because you will end up
confusing your puppy.
A puppy feels the need to clear his bladder after 15-30 minutes from eating
a meal. Create an elimination plan with that timing in mind. And not just
after every meal, but take him out to clear his bladder after every nap, first
thing every morning after waking up and last thing before going to bed.
Step 5: Train the difference between 'Outside' and 'Inside'
A pet owner sighed, "Even when I take my puppy out, he chooses to come
home and urinate on the couch"
Puppies need to be taught that they should clear their bladder only 'Outside'.
This can be done by teaching him the word 'outside'. Whenever you take
him out, emphasize the word 'outside' specifically. Gradually he will
understand the difference between ‘inside’ and ‘outside, and refrain from
spoiling your house.
To be safe use the paper method inside your house. Lay down a few sheets
of paper for your puppy to urinate. This is particularly helpful during bad
weather or when there is lack of open space to choose a particular spot for
your puppy outside.
Step 6: Fix a spot
Choose an area for consistent elimination. It could be in your backyard or
some other place where your puppy won’t be disturbed while relieving
himself. Going to the same place everyday signals his brain and encourages
him to rush to the same spot and not go anywhere else. This will dissuade
him from urinating inside your home. A place which looks and smells
familiar will trigger the memory and the puppy will know the purpose
behind you bringing him to the same spot.
Once you take him to his spot, use affirmative and encouraging words like
'do potty, go potty, hurry up' repeatedly. Do not rush, force, drag or nudge
your puppy to do his business quickly. Allow him to take his time.
Step 7: Reward and Praise
Every time your pup follows your command and does his business in the
right place, reward and praise him immediately. This way he will know he
behaved well and made you happy. Showing excitement on your face, using
happy positive words, hugging and kissing your puppy are ways to show
appreciation. Do this every single time when you see your puppy pooping
and peeing at the right place.
Step 8: Be firm, not harsh
Accidents can happen, so don't be surprised when you find your puppy
urinating in the crate or on your favorite carpet. Make your disappointment
evident immediately in a firm voice using a single command as long as you
discovered your puppy in the act of committing the mistake. Use only one
command so that the puppy identifies it easily and knows he is doing
Reprimand your puppy only when you catch him in the act immediately.
Your puppy is an animal, not a human with whom you can reason and
lecture at the end of the day for all his actions.
Your puppy may chew a book and carry pieces all down the stairs, but you
can’t rub your puppy’s nose it a half hour later expecting him to understand
what all the fuss is about.
Do not beat, yell, punish or use harsh words. It is not only cruel, but it will
harm your puppy's mindset. Never lose your patience on your puppy and
never treat him in any inhumane manner.
Learning the differences between firmness and harshness, and assertive
action and aggressive action is an important puppy owner lesson.
When training doesn't help
A client had a problem and asked, "I have been trying for almost 2 months,
but I still find feces and patches of urine inside the house after coming
home. Is there any physical reason I need to be worried about?"
It would be wise to get your pet checked from a veterinary doctor to rule
out possible infections and diseases. It is quite possible that due to some
health reasons your puppy isn't able to control his bladder. If no such
problem is found after checks and tests, it would mean you need to start
potty training from scratch. This time you will have to be more firm.
By following a proper schedule after considering all the above mentioned
factors, you would notice your puppy behaving well within a week. Yes,
puppies are smart and fast learners. This doesn't mean a little leeway is
possible after a week because there is still a long way to. Just ensure you
maintain consistency and patience while potty training your puppy.
While doing this laborious work, be sure to offer plenty of praise and love
for the job well done!
Chapter 7: Benefits Of Grooming Your Dog
Why should you take time in grooming a dog? A pet cannot take care of
itself without a human. New pet owners are often faced with worries on
how they can survive handling their pets. Grooming is one of the issues that
dog owners face. Dog grooming is considered a waste of time by some
owners which is the reason dog salons have been established. Professional
grooming homes or salons will help you take care of your dog. However,
grooming should be a regular care on any animal in your care. There are
benefits that are associated in regular grooming of pets.
The following are reasons why you should groom your dog often:
When a pet is groomed, it improves the health of the dog. The overall
health of a dog is enhanced through grooming. A dog is physically and
mentally fit because it is given attention. You may not know how to
massage a dog, but when the coat is brushed, it will improve the circulation
of blood, reduce infections and boost the muscle mass.
The dogs' health is improved when grooming is regularly carried on them.
The vitality of the skin of the dogs and their health is encouraged when they
are brushed. Brushing is known to stimulate the blood cells to produce
oxygen that the animals are need through their bloodstream. Bathing a dog
will clear toxins just like brushing does to them.
Most owners don't like the smell of their pets. The smells can be awful! You
are conversant with this problem if you have a dog that has not been
properly cleaned or washed. One of the first things that you will notice
about the home of dog owners is the smell associated with their dogs. The
smell of pets can be kept to a bare minimum through grooming. Some dogs
smell better after grooming.
The fact that dogs cannot talk makes it nearly impossible to detect
problems. A domesticated animal that is regularly groomed has little chance
of getting sick from wounds or ticks. Grooming makes it possible to spot
any problem within a short time.
Dog owners who are not fond of grooming their dogs are prone to spending
more money on their pets. You can cut down the cost of hiring a
professional if your pet is regularly groomed. Also, going to the clinic will
be reduced because your dog is healthy.
You can improve the bond between you and a dog through grooming. You
should learn how to make grooming exciting and enjoyable for the both of
you. The more time you are with your pet, the better the bond that is
Are you too busy to groom your dog? There are professional dog grooming
salons that can help keep your dog healthier and neat. Grooming is essential
for any animal. When pets are groomed, they tend to be friendlier and
happier. Aggressive dogs can be easily tamed when bonds are developed
Chapter 8: 5 Benefits Of Having A Dog Bed Cave
For Your Dog
Keeping a dog can be a passion if you love pets, but only a few dog owners
are able to take care of their dogs properly. We love cute and friendly dogs.
However, if we are unable to give these dogs the maximum comfort and
attention they may fall sick. A dog bed cave is one of the modern comforts
you can give your pet.
Providing your dog with a bed is one basic thing you should, but the
comfort of the dog on the bed is fundamental. If you want to introduce
luxury and pure relaxation for your dog, a luxury bed can be bought for that
dog. There are numerous dog bed available in the market. You can choose
the right bed if you know the size of your dog.
Here are some of the benefits of having a good dog bed:
1. When a dog is provided with a relaxing place, it has its space.
Everyone requires space often and the dogs are not exempted. The bed cave
is a modern convenient that provide dogs with amazing features that will
keep them safe and healthier.
2. Comfort is introduced to the dogs when they have these beds. The design
of the some of the beds is different and better for lounging, relaxation and
shelter. We know that dogs sleep without complaints on the floor if they get
used to it. Some dog owners can allow their dogs sleep on the sofa or
couch. The barking or messing with your furniture is not negotiable.
3. It has been discovered that dogs love cave designs. They believe it is
their homes when it comes to the interior. They are drawn to the bed cave
and feel safe. Dogs that make use of these beds show little sign of stress
because they are comfortable.
4. The private sleeping area eliminates the distraction from humans. The
noise of the house is swallowed and they feel protected. Dogs are less prone
to be aggressive or exhibit worrisome behaviors when they sleep in good
5. One of the benefits that you would appreciate is the cleanliness in your
home. Dogs can be messy or even smelly. These two things are wrapped up
and eliminated when they sleep in beds that are less traumatic for them.
Trained dogs will not struggle with you for space on the sofa when they
have their privacy restored in their relaxing spots.
The materials used in the construction of these bed caves are made of
polyethylene that are of high quality and density. The safety of your pet is
guaranteed when you buy this type of bed for your pet. You can search
among the hundreds of dog beds for the right bed for your dog and home. It
is important that you take time in picking a bed for your dog.
Chapter 9: When Do I Start Puppy Training?
So you finally got the dream puppy to chew out your best socks, chew on
anyone who is walking past your mailbox, sauté your entire room, and
punch around the house!
Training the puppy properly has many benefits both for the puppy and for
you, and so the earlier you start the better. Puppy care is important in the
control of anti-social behavior, such as violence, repetitive barking,
scratching and biting, people jumping and furniture.
Research has shown that the brain of a puppy is mature and ready for early
learning. Once the child is 12-16 weeks old, a puppy will learn simple
commands like "sit" "stay" "come" and "heel"
Dogs are not people, and thus they are not regarded as such. Dogs are
instinctually packed creatures and in the wild every member of the pack
learns their rank in the pack. The chief, the alpha dog, and the other dogs do
not challenge the pack leader in each pack.
They search for guidance, food and security from the alpha dog. You are the
pack leader in the home situation and so it is vital that you gain the respect
of your puppy for any training.
Within the wild the dogs do not defecate where they slumber or feed, set up
sleep and toilet areas for the puppy by providing a healthy space for the
The supervision of your puppy and the creation of a schedule are important
elements for puppy training. Your first priority will be on your puppy's
home training, so try to create fixed feeding times and toilets regularly.
Women have weak bladder control, and that can be frustrating as they do
their business practically wherever they are. It is your responsibility to
show them where to go and to compliment them when they are right.
It does not bode well for your relationship in the long run, however tenting
it might be to scold your puppy. Never harm your puppy or your husband.
Your hands and your voice tone are the key way to interact with your
puppy. Use them positively or in your puppy you will build anxiety that will
The development of a friendly relationship with your puppy begins with
great attention and encouragement. I am not a huge fan of food rewards, but
simply playing a ball or stick game, or tummy rubs, with my pets, was
always the winner. Anyone who has been raising a Labrador puppy should
know what I am talking about!
Puppies will also get used to a collar as soon as possible. Choke necklaces
or slip necklaces are perfect for dog training but not as an alternative to a
You may expect your puppy to fight a little, but if you buy an originally
light weight, properly fitting collar, they can quickly forget it. They are
ready for some more formal puppy training once they are confident with
A puppy can whine and chew around the house in particular while
discovering the world around him and needs to know what tastes good and
what does not.
The moaning, scratching and chewing will take place. While you can take
constructive steps from the beginning by training your puppy, you can teach
crying, barking and chewing to a large degree.
Bear in mind that each puppy is different and leans at different levels right
and wrong. Patience is also the secret to creating the unbreakable bond
between the puppy and its owner.
It is absolutely natural to bark and whine. It is how dogs interact with each
other. Nevertheless, if barking and moaning become routine and prolonged,
it can become a nuisance and hard to do something. So continue to follow
the schedule of your puppy training to minimize excessive barking and
You will take a variety of steps here. For instance, whining may be a sign
that your puppy wants to clean. Learn to learn the signs and take the dog to
The puppy may be hungry, thirsty or depressed. Again-learn to interpret and
behave accordingly the signals. Puppies should always have access to safe
and fresh water and should be fed regularly. If depressed, look for disease
signs and if necessary consider going to the veterinarian.
It could look for boredom and attention. Make sure the puppy has toys with
which to play and give them your attention.
If a dog whines or barks to be "naughty" this is not what you want. I will
recommend that I do not give in to such actions but show puppies that it is
not a good idea to attempt it by taking them to bed for a while to sit and
stew or just ignore them. Yeah, I know it is hard but from time to time, a
little "tough love" is required.
This is going to happen when it comes to chewing things up. Puppies are
curious creatures and with their mouths they discover. Hmmmm, what does
it taste like?
"As you pick up your favorite pair of shoes or favorite chair, they say to
themselves. If you do something about it, the puppy grows to a dog that
keeps chewing up your stuff because it feels good. This doesn’t ... if you
notice that your favorite shoes are ruined, do not punish puppy.
Chapter 10: Top Puppy Training Tips
There are about as many strategies for training dogs and puppies as dog
trainers, but there are certain fundamental elements in general with all
effective methods of training.
Follow these tips as you train your canine companion and are well on your
way to a well-trained puppy, who is a source of great fun and pride. Yet
note, it is not instantaneous dog training, it is ongoing. Also when your
pooch has developed a positive habit, it is always necessary to improve
There are 10 of the most relevant things to take into account when teaching
dogs and puppies:
1. In all good dog training programs, patience, determination and discipline
are required. This is truly number one – most significant – in the first
2. Dogs are pack animals – using this in your dog training effort to your
benefit. You hope that your dog knows that you are the Alpha Dog.
Encourage your dog to "give kisses"-this is his appreciation of your
leadership. Touch the belly of your horse, too.
It is a sign of submission to show his belly to you. It is incredibly important
for your dog to always know that you are his 'gang leader,' and if you teach
him that earlier, your dog and puppy training will be much smoother.
3. Know that dogs make mistakes (like humans). The main thing is to
correct the errors Before they happen – later it is too late.
4. Loudly praise and encourage your actions when you perceive them
during your dog training sessions and continue to reward them if you see
the behavior. It will lead to a snowballing effect: the more you reward bad
actions, the more you will have to reward good conduct ...
5. You should not spend too much time stretching dogs or puppy training
for you or your family. For most pups, ten or fifteen minute sessions are
common. And be mindful that many short sessions are much more
productive than one long marathon. Currently, long marathons are more
likely to depress both of you and make you want to give up.
6. Keep it fun and optimistic for your dog and puppy training. It is what is
supposed to be a good experience for you and your dog.
7. Quick dog exercises are preferred – but sessions should take place
regularly. Yet once a day, every day, the absolute standard for training your
puppy should be. Twice a day.
8. Dog training sessions often finish on a good note. When you or your dog
is not in a mood for exercise, make it fast and clear that day. Just do
activities that your dog loves and will happily do it at that time. Do not
make a struggle for every session. Save the tougher things for occasions
when both you and your dog are in the right mood.
9. It is easier to reward than punishment. Using this information to 'shape'
the actions of your dog. To do this, first of all, reward the actions of your
wife that come closer and closer to the exact conduct you are trying to
10. Right wrongdoing from the beginning. For a young dog, actions that
may seem charming are completely inappropriate behavior. Correct these
patterns with your puppy from the beginning – before your habits develop.
The longer the behavior continues, the greater the behaviors – the further
the behavior can be removed. Nip it in your ear! In the tree!
During your dog and puppy training sessions, follow the above tips without
fail. Bear in mind that flexibility, dedication and consistency are important.
Praise and praise – and you and your canine friend will be on your way to
Chapter 11: Puppy Nutrition and Sleep
Just as humans need to eat the right food to help our mental and physical
qualities, dogs do as well. When humans develop mood disorders, low
blood sugar problems, obesity, anemia, or anorexia, it’s because our bodies
and minds are not getting the nutrition it needs. With this information, we
can assume that dogs can feel sluggish, bored, not in the mood to learn,
anxious, or depressed because they aren’t getting the right nutrition. One
thing to understand when it comes to dog food is that the labels don’t mean
much. When you go to the store and buy your puppy dog food, pay no
attention to labels that say: “high protein,” “premium,” and “balanced, as it
is all in the ingredients and nutritional facts on the back of the package, can,
For example, if a bag says “high protein” this could just mean that there is a
ton of animal products in it like hooves, feathers, and hide. These
ingredients are compacted down into ingestible pieces, and then we feed
this to our puppy or dog. If our puppy has a hard time breaking the protein
down into amino acids so that they can transform the amino acids into
energy, then the food is worthless. It’s like people who are given an anti-
anxiety medicine as opposed to a sugar pill. They are both not healthy and
have little to nothing in them, which is why we need to be on a proper diet
so our bodies and brains break the food portions down so we can thrive and
feel good after digesting them.
There are six crucial nutrients needed for any living animal and species to
be able to live a long and healthy life. These six nutrients are water, protein,
fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Without these, important brain
functions and physical abilities could greatly suffer. Let’s take a closer look:
Water makes up 90% of a human’s body mass, and 70-
80% of a canine’s body mass. Water helps regulate body
temperature, breaking down important nutrients needed for
certain parts of the body, flushing waste, hydrolyzing
protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Dogs cannot produce the amount of protein required for
them and aren’t able to store extra protein, so it’s best to
get a continued supply of high protein foods. Protein is
responsible for the structure of your body like skin, hair,
nails, muscles, and bones. It is needed to help balance and
level out the hormones, neurotransmitters, enzymes, and
antibodies that keep dogs strong and supported mentally
and physically. You can find natural protein in things like
fish, eggs, beans, and lentils.
Fats are good sources of omega-3 and omega-6, which are
fatty acids which are essential for protecting the internal
organs, regulating body temperatures, and strengthening
the nervous system. You can find fats in fish oil, plant-
based oil, flaxseed, and hemp seeds. Do not feed your dog
too much fat as it can also cause gastrointestinal problems.
There are two types of vitamins; fat soluble - which are
stored in the fatty tissues, and water soluble - which are
not stored so you need more of these types. Vitamin D is
responsible for regulating calcium and balancing
phosphorus levels. Vitamin A is responsible for a healthy
immune system. Vitamin C and E are responsible for
serving as antioxidants. Vitamin K is for helping the blood
to clot. Vitamin B12 helps sustain the nervous system and
balances other vitamins, helping them to do their job.
There are two different types of minerals; macrominerals,
and microminerals. Both are equally important, the body
requires both to maintain proper metabolic functions.
Macrominerals include, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus,
sodium, potassium, and chloride. Microminerals include,
iron, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iodine. The
reason your dog should get proper mineral intake is
because minerals help with carrying oxygen through their
body and muscles, help to heal wounds, provide more
antioxidant support alongside vitamins, and regulate fluid
intake. You can find minerals in meat, bones, and shellfish.
Glucose is the “fuel” that the body runs on, and
carbohydrates are the main source of glucose and sugars.
It is not essential for your dog to ingest carbohydrates, but
it is good for them due to the increased amounts of
vitamins and minerals. There are healthy and unhealthy
carbohydrates. You can find healthy carbohydrates in
things like dog-friendly vegetables and fruits, legumes,
Canines of every breed need all of these nutrients to survive
and live a healthy stable life. When you are buying dog food,
check the ingredients, and make sure there are no by-products.
Not only do by-products have nothing in them, food will
become more expensive as your dog will be hungry all the time,
rather than satisfied when you get the right stuff. With these
nutrients found in dog food, you will notice your dog needs
fewer check-ups, and it may save you a ton of vet bills when
they become seniors.A Dog’s Digestive System
It may come as a surprise to you, but your dog is more like us than we
think. As we can tell, the nutrients we need are the exact same as your
dog’s. Starting with their digestive systems, their bodies absorb food the
same way ours do. Just as we may have digestive problems which make us
prone to anxiety and gives us a hard time managing stress levels, dogs have
the same problem which can also lead to similar if not the same effects.
The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, giving the
body the balance of nutrients it needs, maintaining electrolyte balances, and
getting rid of waste. It is no wonder that what we feed ourselves and our
dogs can either promote strong healthy attitudes or make us prone to
physical and mental health issues.
Here are seven things you didn’t know about your dog's digestive system:
1. Dog’s get heartburn - Dog’s produce more acid then we
do after they finish eating, so it makes sense that they
would have heartburn as well. David Brummer, a
veterinarian, says dogs are just as sensitive to food
poisoning as people. Therefore, it makes sense that
feeding them raw meat increases their risk of getting food
illnesses. If you notice your puppy having trouble when
they eat, it could be caused by foodborne illness or
heartburn. Before getting an over the counter antacid
medication, speak to your pup’s veterinarian.
2. Human and canine digestive systems are similar. -
Dog’s small intestines make up 25% of their
gastrointestinal volume, whereas in cats, their small
intestines only take up 15%. Food movement in dogs is
faster than humans, as it takes a dog six to eight hours to
digest their food, but for humans it takes about twenty to
thirty hours. This is why dogs need to use the washroom a
lot more than us. So potty training timing is crucial for
3. Dogs are unable to chew from side to side - Dog’s don’t
have molars and flat teeth on the side of their mouths, so it
makes it impossible for them to move their food to the
back for grinding purposes unlike humans. Brummer says
this probably stems back to the beginning of time when
people were more gatherers than hunters, and wolves were
hunters. Wolves developed teeth that would slash through
living meat, whereas humans needed teeth for grinding out
food, as we ate more berries and plants.
4. Almost all dogs can absorb carbohydrates - Domestic
dogs are considered to be omnivores. Wild dogs are
considered carnivorous, so it makes sense why
domesticated dogs need plant-based, and meat-based
nutrients to be healthy. Since there is no benefit to your
dog by feeding them grain-free diets, go ahead and feed
them carbohydrates, as it causes them no difficulty
5. Cholesterol has no impact on your dog - A dog’s
digestive system is designed to break down fats. Because
of this, cholesterol found in fat has no effect on their heart
like it does for humans.
6. It is common for your dog to develop a digestive
problem. - One of the first signs to tell if your dog has a
digestive problem is diarrhea and abnormal stools - color,
texture, smell, etc. Aside from the grass your dog eats,
which is their self-healing process to make themselves
throw up, vomiting can be another sign of a digestive
problem. Once a veterinarian has asked that you fast your
dog for twelve hours, if these symptoms continue, they
may want to do some testing. Digestive problems can
happen when your dog isn’t on a proper diet or when they
don’t get enough exercise and are at risk for obesity.
7. Pay attention to your puppy's poop - As gross as this is,
a dog’s poop can give you a clue about their health. If your
dog has diarrhea it may mean that they have parasites,
bacteria, or a virus. If your pup excretes blood or has
blood in their stool, there may be an underlying problem
that only a professional will be able to understand and be
able to examine. Be aware when you notice they haven’t
pooped in a couple days; this is a sign of constipation, and
just like us, constipation can cause multiple problems in
which case they would need a suppository from their vet.
As you get to know their pooping routine, and what
normal looks like, you will be able to tell when something
is off or abnormal.
I will conclude this GUIDE by letting you know one thing when it comes to
potty training for dogs, be consistent. Potty exercises are both regular and
polite. One thing you must remember is that your dog has an accident.
Your dog doesn't make a mess for you to keep a close eye, stay calm and
don't get good crosses. It will take time, but you'll get your potty training
cracked in a few weeks if you obey a few basic guidelines.
The first thing I can suggest is a puppy crib or enclosure, which will support
your dog so much in their potty workout. Any time your dog is taken off his
cage, you carry it straight into the garden field, so that he can relieve
You must then send him an order. I used "busy" mostly, but you can use any
command you like but remember to be pleased with the word you use
because neighbors can overhear you.
When your puppy is doing his job, you will have a lot of attention to offer
to your dog and then he will begin to realize that he has reacted correctly.
Until you take him back into the house, have a short game with your dog. If
you go immediately back home, he can take measures to delay so that he
can stay out longer.
This is important to remember these times:
When the dog wakes after a nap
During a meal
After a play session
First thing in the morning
Last thing in the night
Whether you see the dog sniffing or circling, sniffing and circling is the
most difficult to see, that is probably where most incidents happen. It'll be 9
out of 10 occasions that an incident happens since the warning signs haven't
When you ignore the signs, and your dog has an injury, bear in mind to stay
calm and not cry. Your dog won't know why you're mad. Do not yell at him
if you catch your puppy in the act or see him circle and sniff. Only take him
as quickly as possible out to his toilet and give him verbal orders.
Your dog will begin to adapt to you if you give him plenty of lounges and
enjoyment and ensure that there are very few accidents.
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