What Iím talking about is when you take your puppy outside, make sure he canít get into the house or escape through a fence. And you will even want to check to be sure thereís not rat bait or anything like that on the ground that your puppy can get into.
4. How to Ensure Your Puppy Remains Happy and Relaxed A lot of ensuring your puppy stays calm and happy comes down to making sure you spend time with him to make sure that he is comfortable.
Weíve talked about making sure your puppy is warm enough and not too hot and that he has a nice cozy blanket to lie on.
You may also want to look at having a variety of dog toys that he can chew because itís the different textures of toys, which will really stimulate the puppyís mind.
You donít want to have all of the puppyís toys being made of the same product, such as plastic.
You want plastic rope, maybe a toy made with natural fibers in there, and a soft, fluffy toy that your pup can really sink his baby teeth into.
And of course, remember to always leave water down for your dog.
Make sure your puppy has all of these things, and it will be easier for him to stay happy and relaxed.
5. Important Training Tip
The last thing I want to talk about is an important training tip that is especially important for puppies.
The tip is basically to let sleeping dogs lie, and there are three reasons why I have this rule.
The first reason is that puppies will get very tired. Theyíre going to be so stimulated by every new thing they encounter, and itís very easy for them to become overtired and exhausted.
Much like a newborn child, itís important to not "wake your baby." He needs restÖand lots of it!
If you keep bothering your puppy when heís in his little bed trying to relax and switch off, itís easy for him to become tired and grumpy. So, if your puppy goes to bed, leave him there.
If you need to take him out for the bathroom, by all means go and pick him up and take him straight out. Thatís the one exception.
The second reason is that itís very easy for little puppies to be scared by young children.
If you put the puppy into his bed and you explain to the children that when their puppy is in the bed, you must leave him alone, this will help your puppy feel more safe and secure.
Then, your puppy will learn to love that little areaówhether it be a crate or a penó as his little safety space.
One little tip you may try with the pen or the crate is to put a little blanket over the top because then it feels more like a little den to your puppy.
It will make it feel much safer. Puppies donít really like being out in the open and neither do dogs. Thatís why many dogs like to go under a table or under a bedÖit feels more like a den.
The third reason is, if your puppy knows that he is safe in his bed, heís going to learn to love his bed. This is a very important thing for your dog to learn to likeÖespecially if you plan on crate training your dog.
Al right. I hope all of this information helps!
Cheers and have a great day!
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