Tips for Raising Dogs for Beginners

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Tips for Raising Dogs for Beginners. Congratulations on deciding to get your first dog! While welcoming a new dog into your home can be nice, it can be a challenging experience at first. Relax, paw friends, with adequate training, proper planning, and attention, your dog will be the perfect companion for the next few years.
A study from the American Psychological Association even shows that those who have pets will be much healthier and happier throughout their lives, you know.
For this reason, this article is for those of you who are new to raising dogs.
recommend buying all the essential equipment you need to care for your new dog.

Listen so that your transition doesn’t feel difficult.

1. Identify the doggie’s needs, including any training required

Since you have become a dog parent, a lay name for dog owners, then understand what food they should eat, how much exercise they need, what equipment should paw friends buy, and make sure that your dog will get vaccinated. Dogs are animals that will always seek guidance from their leader. Therefore, it is your responsibility as a stewardship to take over power and act as a leader who teaches them how to behave.

2. Know the proper care for her Owning and raising a dog is a big commitment.

You will need to take on a number of new responsibilities. Daily maintenance, medical visits, vaccinations, and training classes all need an extra budget that is carefully calculated. However, many dog ​​owners agree that the presence of this faithful four-footed beast can make a difference in your life. They deserve to be loved, so you need to make sure they are cared for in the best condition. It may take your dog longer to receive your training, but you need to stay focused and not lose patience, paw friends.

3. Prepare essential equipment and supplies

Prepare their needs. better to be prepared than sorry, right? Well, for that we recommend buying all the essential equipment you need to care for your new dog before bringing them home. When getting a dog for the first time, there are a number of supplies that you will need immediately and some that are optional. For optional supplies, you can buy them at a later date, if needed. The main and essential supplies include a Water bowl Food bowl Dog food Leash (leash) Leashes (collar) Dog snacks Dog bed Stain and odor remover Optional supplies include:
Dog toys, dog shampoo, training pads, dog flea treatments, kennels – for outdoor use, pet gates – for indoors, muzzles, grooming products, and accessories. As dogs begin to settle into their new environment, this will give you a clearer indication of what optional supplies to purchase.

4. Comfortable Living Space

Barriers can prevent the doggie from entering areas that are less safe for them Barriers can prevent the doggie from entering areas that are less safe for them.
It is only natural that your dog will arrive home and explore its new home. Before you bring your puppy or dog home, you need to make adjustments to the area of ​​the house first. So, to avoid injury, and ensure your belongings remain intact, as well as stop dogs from entering and exiting areas of the house that are not allowed, make sure the following things are done: Inside the house Move valuables and valuables out of their reach (high places are usually the best locations) Ensure that any remaining power cords and cords are safely hidden or keep cords so that your dog does not bite them. Install a lock/door on a short kitchen cabinet, especially if it contains a product that could harm the dog, such as household cleaning products Provide a pet (metal cage or crate) boundary to prevent access to restricted areas and to help prevent them from falling or being seriously injured. Use non-slip mats to stop your dog from slipping and causing injury If the Paw Friends dog is a breed that requires a special temperature, such as Husky, Akita, Malamute, Chow Chow. So make sure the temperature of the room where he lives is set in such away. Outside the house Place secure fences around your garden to ensure your dog doesn’t get away If you have a pet garden, make sure there is no room for your dog to squeeze in. Adding wire mesh is a great solution to prevent this. Cover pools and ponds Keep your dog away when moving your vehicle

5. Initial home training steps

Having taken up the new habit above, your dog will now be ready to get used to its new environment. At this point, it’s important to introduce him to your leadership so that the dog can adjust comfortably. Introduce him to his new home When they come home, take your dog for a walk around the house. This allows them to smell identical to their new home. Choose a place for your dog to urinate outside of the home so that they also associate the area for urinating. Okay, maybe it will take some time for him to get used to it, so be patient, paw friends. Reward your dog when he completes the desired action with praise or affection. Remember that they have a lot to learn, so rewarding them early will allow them to learn good qualities for the future.

6. Give them space

No need to be fancy, the important thing is comfortable living in a new place can be overwhelming. Yes, adaptation does require energy. So, give him extra time and space to relax and decompress. Well, you can use a cage or a confinement area for this. If your dog decides to go to the confinement area while you are at home, leave him alone. If you want to interact with him, call him and see if he will leave his safe place to come to you. If not, he may need to rest.

7. Create and live a new routine

Set up a regular mealtime routine day by taking her for a walk and breakfast, then give her a snack when you get home. It doesn’t matter what the routine is, but the more routine you stick to it, the faster your dog will adapt to the home environment.

8. Vaccinations

Vaccines as a form of prevention of various diseases in dogs Just like humans, your dog can experience pain and discomfort when he has an illness. To protect him from the threat of the disease, it is your duty as dog parents to provide comprehensive protection, by giving vaccinations. If buying a dog from a registered breeder, it is possible that they have already been given the necessary vaccinations. However, it would be nice if you keep checking back to the vet. Vaccinating your dog as a preventative measure and protecting it from spreading infection will also provide peace of mind. Vaccines can protect your dog from the following: Dog distemper Canine parvovirus Infectious canine hepatitis Kennel cough Leptospirosis Remember that illness can cause suffering to your pet. Even in some cases, the disease can be fatal, such as ending in death. Make sure you prevent the threat of disease in the first place by giving him the necessary vaccinations, paw friends.

9. Remember: Patience is key!

You and your puppy are just getting to know each other, so it will take some time to get along with each other. Give him the opportunity to learn and get to know. Practice patiently. Oftentimes, things will get better after your dog has stayed with you a little longer. 

By Lee Chun Hei