Many people think it is cruel to keep a dog in a crate. This is in part due to the fact that we humans don’t like being confined in small spaces for extended periods of time. However, this is not the case with dogs and crates, as long as the crate is used appropriately. This article describes the best way to use a dog crate to benefit both dogs and owners.
The first few days your puppy spends away from his mother and litter mates can be quiet stressful. When you bring her home, give her plenty of attention. If you take the time to teach her about her new home, feed and play with her, she will adjust more quickly.
Potty training your dog can be a stressful task. Many owners complain that once their dog has eliminated in a certain area of the home, he tends to go right back to that spot whenever he feels the need to eliminate again.
Vaccinations are very important to a dog’s long-term health and well being. They protect your puppy from contracting deadly and debilitating diseases. Puppies get some protection against diseases from their mother, but this only lasts a very short time. Vaccinations help your puppy develop his or her own immunity to disease.
Puppy biting is a perfectly natural behavior. Puppies use their mouths to explore their surroundings, and they also use their teeth when playing. Fortunately this is something they usually grow out of when they lose their puppy teeth at around sixteen weeks.