THINGS ALL PUPPIES & NEWLY ADOPTED DOGS NEED
This is the first in a series of 4 critical steps to take when you get a new dog or puppy. This step is teaching your dog to be alone.
Too often, people spend a ton of time with their new pet, then suddenly leave them when they have to go work, etc. Since the new dog doesn’t understand what is happening – or even trust that you’re coming back, it can cause them to become anxious or even get “separation anxiety” (learn about that here: http://poochcoach.com/dog-separation-anxiety/ ).
Here is a sample set-up for starting to teach your dog right away to self soothe when you have to step away.
I suggest leaving them a few minutes every day and building the time until they are calm and confident when you have to leave them for a few hours.
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A Relaxing Day With Your Dog
Both dogs and humans are in great need of relaxation. A relaxing day to spend together is a very nice project. Spend a whole day in slow motion, without stress and without pressure, just to rest and enjoy the good things in life. And when you have a dog, it’s even better, because they too need some moments of relaxation from time to time.Effective Ways Of Communicating Basic Emotions To Your Pooch
Let’s face it, there are times you wish you can step out of your balcony and scream your lungs out just to show how much you love your furry friend. That may make you feel good but not your pooch. Love, (happiness) and anger (sadness or disappointment) are two basic emotions we all wish we can easily tell our dogs. However, humans and dogs communicate differently. While verbal communication is primary for humans, dogs rely on non-verbal communication to pass information across.Is a Chihuahua Right For You and Your Family?
You and your family want a dog. The Chihuahua was very popular years ago. You still have curiosity about whether this breed is right for you. If you have young children or older children this breed may or may not be right for you.Dealing With Pooch Aggression Through Socialisation
No matter how much you love your pooch, you will feel uncomfortable when they constantly bark or growl whenever your best friend or family member comes to visit. Aggression against humans or other dogs should never be misinterpreted that your dog hates your friend or other dogs. Rather, it is a sign that he or she is feeling anxious or fearful-and that should worry you too.Why Daily Structure Is Better Than Strict Routines
Human beings love spontaneous activities, which is why you will scream-in a good way-at a surprise. For dogs, it is a little different. The life of a dog revolves around four basic needs; food, sleep, exercise or play, and potty. Creating a routine helps your waggy dog to know what is expected of him or her-and eliminates stress on your path. It can help them to avoid destructive behaviors, anxiety, as well as keep them generally happy.