Puppy … by definition
Puppy noun ; a young dog less than 1 year old
Nip verb : bite or pinch sharply
Ouch! exclamation : used to express pain
If Santa brought you a puppy for Christmas, then this might ring a few bells!
Puppies are gorgeous, cuddly, fun and adorable. But they can also come packaged with some challenging behaviour.
- Is your puppy a “bitey-monster”, a set of needle-sharp teeth racing around on four legs attacking whoever /whatever is in reach?
Your puppy is wired to chew, nip and bite. They use their mouths to explore the world. But by redirecting those teeth on to appropriate chew items, you can manage this challenging phase, minus the scratched arms and ripped clothing.
- How’s the toilet training going? It’s easy to feel your puppy is just a pooping and peeing machine.
Reward your puppy when they “do it” in the right place. Smell is a very strong trigger for toileting, so when they have an accident inside make sure you clean it up thoroughly with enzymatic cleaner like Biozet laundry liquid. This will remove residual the smell.
- Have you introduced your puppy to being home alone? This is an important skill for all pups but some can find it challenging. Make sure you introduce them to home alone gradually, in small steps they can handle. If you need Jenny’s “Home Alone” information, click the email address above to request a copy.
Puppies are not puppies for very long and you want to enjoy this adorable phase. It’s easy to become frustrated. Don’t.
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