There’s no better gift you can receive than a new family member. Puppies are adorable, can teach responsibility and are great companions. Yet, much like little children, dogs also need to be properly taken care of as they learn and adapt their habits from the very moment they walk into your home. With that in mind, here are a few tips on introducing a new puppy into your home.
Dog Behaviour & Training
As dog owners, we’re always riddled with guilt that we’re not devoting enough time to our pups. In fact, we never Could give them enough – it’s not possible.
Whilst we’re not the biggest fans of storms, they can really wreak havoc with our dogs, causing much stress and anxiety, often with long lasting consequences.
Try as we might to keep them fit, we pet owners often feel the temptation to over indulge our furry friends. Not only do we love to see their excitement at the ‘magic word’, we also use treats as a way of bonding with our pets – it makes us feel like we’re good parents! However, over feeding our pets can bring about a variety of health issues, as well as bad habits that can cause a strain on yours and your pet’s relationship. Here are some simple ways to manage your pet’s begging, and promote a positive attitude to food.
Tail wagging is a key indicator of a dog’s friendliness, with wagging tails a clear sign of a friendly dog – or, more accurately, a happy dog. It’s important to say, at this point, that this should never be taken as a definite sign that the dog is safe to approach. Where strangers are concerned, any dog should be approached with caution at the advice of the owner. Tail wagging, however, is strongly associated with pack behaviour and can be traced back to their origins as wolves.
We’d spend all day with our dogs if we could, but it’s often the case that life gets in the way, meaning we don’t get as much precious time as we may have initially thought.Whilst this may not be ideal, it’s a fact and something that we have to work around, finding ways along the way to keep our dogs happy.