Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Good day and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with a wonderful newsletter about Dogs and related things when owning one.
Today we will discuss about introducing your dog to a new dog!
Here we go!
When you pull up to your home, you will probably want to let your puppy eliminate outside before bringing him inside.
After he takes care of business, bring him into the house very gently and talk to him in the same soothing manner that you did during the car ride.
Read and understand everything which are all explained here so that you can have the best and accurate dog training tips and advices for your new pet.
Talk with your family beforehand about how to greet the new puppy.
Introductions should be done in a very calm and loving way. It is hard, especially for young children, to remain calm upon meeting their puppy for the first time, but it is essential.
Too much excitement can scare the puppy.
Each family member should take the opportunity to gently pet and speak with the puppy individually.
Too many hands on the puppy at the same time could frighten him.
Encourage each family member to give him a yummy treat so he knows that everyone is friendly.
As your family spends more time with the puppy, make sure your children know a few key rules.
They should know how to gently stroke the puppy in nice long sweeps.
They should know to put the puppy up with both hands, one under the chest between the front two legs, and the other one supporting the puppy’s rear end.
Also, children should never tease or disturb the puppy when he is eating or resting.
Be aware that your puppy is going to be very nervous and shy during this introduction time. That is perfectly natural. After all, this is a new home and a new pack, so he is not quite sure what to expect.
INTRODUCING PUPPY TO OTHER PETS
If you have other pets in your home, you will need to introduce your puppy with care. Getting off on the wrong “paw” can be dangerous for your new puppy that could cause many problems down the road!
If you have more than one other pet, introduce your new puppy to each one individually. Calmly bring the two pets together, each being held by a separate person in a neutral territory. For example, don’t introduce your puppy next to an older dog’s food bowl or bed.
Outside in the yard or an open room such as a family room is a good option for the introductions. Some experts recommend introducing them through a crate.
Let them have an opportunity to sniff each other and talk to them in a pleasant and positive tone, giving them lots of treats. You want your pets to know that bringing the new puppy into the home is a good thing.
Once they have had a chance to get to know each other, separate them so neither has a chance to get aggressive. Make sure you give your older dog plenty of attention—just as much as the puppy.
Make sure you give your new puppy his own food and water bowls, crate, bed, and toys. This way your older dog will not feel like anything is being taken away from him.
For several days after your puppy’s new arrival, give the pets plenty of opportunities for controlled playtime. This playtime, and any time that they the pets are spending time together, should always be supervised.
It may take several weeks or even months before the pets can be trusted to play together nicely and unsupervised. But until then, it is absolutely critical that they are supervised to ensure that aggressive behaviour does not break out—and rewarding them continually when they are playing nicely together.
Don’t be surprised if they don’t play together right away and resist the urge of forcing them to play. It will take them some time to get used to each other, but once they do, they have the potential of being terrific play mates!
INTRODUCING PUPPY TO HIS CRATE
After the introductions, take your puppy to his new “home within the home”—his crate. Toss some treats and toys inside. Slowly guide him into his crate. He will probably sniff around and eat his treats.
When he enters, be sure to praise him with “good dog,” “good boy,” or “yes.” Whenever he goes in or near his crate you want to praise him. However, you don’t want to make a big deal when he exits his crate, or else he’ll think that being outside of his crate is better than being inside his crate.
I hope you learned a lot from today’s Dog training newsletter.
I will be back for more!