Play is one of the best forms of exercise for a puppy. Fifteen minutes of vigorous play can be equivalent to an hour's walk. Many owners do not realize that games are also good...
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Although dogs eating their poop is probably a natural behavior it's still a disgusting habit to have! I mean, why would your dog eat his poop when you are feeding him perfectly good food?
Dogs jumping up on people is at best an embarrassing and annoying habit, at worst a danger for all involved.What starts out as a cute habit in young puppies can escalate into a big problem that can be difficult to correct.
The good thing about training a puppy to walk on a leash is that you can prevent any problems before they eventuate. It's much easier to start leash training early on with a puppy, than to re-train an older dog with established leash behavioral problems.
It's really exciting for you and your family when you bring a new puppy home isn't it! However, in the excitement don't forget to address the basic needs of your puppy. The way to make sure this does not happen is to have your puppy's supplies already bought and on hand before the big day.
Most dogs have what has been termed a team spirit, or "pack" instinct. Dogs live every waking moment of their entire lives by this structure. A dogs mantra is survival, and according to your dog you and your family are all members of his pack. In-order for your dog to feel safe, and secure, he needs to know who is in charge, and it is your job to teach him what you expect.
Believe it or not there is a lot of work that goes into being a good dog trainer, and the majority of it is a mental thing. Just like you and me, puppies have spirits too, that need to be understood, and encouraged in a way that makes sense to your puppy.
Is your puppy a tinkler? If he is you are probably wondering if he will ever grow out of it. Well, the answer is yes and no. Yes he will get over it if you deal with the problem correctly, and no if you don't.
One thing that puppies really hate is separation. If it was up to them they would be by your side at all times. But as much as we wish that they could be, alas they can't go with us everywhere. Puppies that are suffering from separation anxiety have a tendency to chew destructively, soil the house, bark excessively, or act out in other ways that are destructive.