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Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Dog
Dog Health Problems
one of the most important people in your dog's life. You should
choose your veterinarian just as you select your own doctor..
Dog Health Emergencies
an emergency or an accident, you can
reduce your dog’s immediate pain.......
a number of pet grooming
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Home Your New Puppy
The fun of bringing a new puppy
home and introducing him to his new family is a very special
experience. He will, of course, become a well-mannered dog, staying
quietly at our side, eager to follow our every command. Well, it is a
long road from the cuddly puppy to the mature dog, but with some effort
and understanding it can be traveled successfully. It all begins with
day one in the new home.
The first few days a puppy is in his new home can be trying for both
the puppy and the new owner because both are trying to adjust to a new
situation. After all, the puppy finds he has been suddenly taken from
his den and litter mates and is expected to immediately accept a new,
foreign way of life. However, with patience and a sense of humor on the
part of the new owner, the first few days can be accomplished with good
feelings on both sides.
Breeders and behaviorists generally agree that seven weeks of age
(forty-nine days) is the ideal age for a puppy to go to his new home,
with six to eight weeks being the most desirable age range. The six- to
eight-week old puppy still needs a lot of rest and will take morning
and afternoon naps. For the first day or two, however, he might be very
excited and spend much of the day in motion, checking out his new home.
As long as he is not hurting himself or anything else in the
environment, let him investigate wherever and whatever takes his fancy.
If the puppy is eight weeks old when he first comes home, be very
patient with him. This is the fear period and sharp noises or harsh
treatment will leave him with fear which may take months to overcome.
Let him take his time getting acquainted with everything and do not
take him to places where he will be subjected to loud and frightening
sounds or activities. If possible, trips to the veterinarian should be
arranged either before or after the eighth week.
If the puppy is ten to twelve weeks old when you first bring him home,
he will be more rambunctious, especially if he is one of the larger
breeds, and he will sleep considerably less during the day. However, he
is at an age where you can get his attention quite easily and where he
will want to please you and stay close to you.
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