If the puppy is collected directly
from the kennel when it gets to its new home it has to be left
free to explore calmly its new surrounding and must be left in
peace and not oppressed by an overload of attention and curiosity
from the whole family , neighbors, friends and so on. It should
be immediately shown its living quarters, where its sleeping area
and bed are, where it feeding place is, It is important that your
family has already agreed upon the rules to be followed for a
happy integration of the puppy with its new family.
Puppies minds are free and they
learn quickly. The puppy has to learn everything , it has no notion
of how it is supposed to behave. And it is up to the owner to
make him learn the new habits it has to acquire , to avoid the
puppy acquires bad habits and gets into wrong mistaken behavior.
Every time the pup does something unacceptable or different from
what is expected of him he must be clearly reprimanded with a
firm, stern NO!
Puppies learn by association and
are extremely pliable. Negative association repeated for several
days will totally discourage him from going on with the action
you want to inhibit. On the other hand you must praise it warmly
and encourage it anytime it does that you consider right. This
will reinforce that behavior and the puppy will be stimulated
and look for praise as its reward. This is also the way you can
train it to relieve itself in the garden or in another area of
your choice, He will remember soiling the house and being scolded
, that is a negative association will be formed and this behavior
will be discouraged and on the other hand a positive association
will be formed between emptying his bowels in the garden and receiving
praise and smiles, As it is very young in this first month you
will need a lot of patience as it has little control over his
bodily functions. He always needs to relieve himself a few minutes
after eating and after a good sleep so you can anticipate this
and take or send it into the garden right after his meal or sleep.
Remember not to tire out the puppy
, but don't close it in the house to avoid risks because for a
correct growth he surely needs meals at regular time, good care
of its health and safety but above all he needs to go out often
and to socialize as much as possible with people and see places
of all kinds. It is also absolutely necessary to get the puppy
used to car travel as soon as possible, both for its correct training
and your peace of life. Remember that in Italy the use of a dog
carrier is required by law whatever the dog's size.
If the puppy is to find at his new
home other household pets, cats , dogs or whatsoever, remember
that for a while it will be the animal already living with you
that will need a lot of attention. Care must be taken not to upset
the established animals, and not give them any cause for jealousy.
They will need more praise and to be fussed over more than usual.
The new puppy will learn then that in its new home he will have
to respect those hierarchies that are the very bases of its being
a pack animal. He has already learned from his mother and by playing
with his brothers that he must follow these basic behavior rules.
And unless you yourself have somehow disrupted their natural equilibrium,
only in extremely rare and exceptional cases will an adult dog
bite seriously a puppy who acts as totally subordinate to him
and who shows the appropriate movements and behavior the older
dog can understand, The older dog will probably signal by barking
that he is the one that takes the lead and the puppy will understand
the message and will continue to look for the adult dog's company
and try to play with him from his own standpoint, that of an innocent,
harmless puppy, and he will not be frightened nor have a psychological
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