|Barked: Sun Jun 2, '13 2:12pm PST |
|Clicker clicker clicker. I freaking adore clicker training and its SO MUCH FUN for both you AND the dog. I can't recommend it strongly enough. Karen Pyror has a load of awesome books and web articles, Kikopup has a really nifty youtube channel with a LOT of short videos on the matter.
Research diet. Its a lot more than going to walmart, grabbing the cheapest food and throwing it into a bowl. Good health starts from the inside out. I, personally, prefer grain-free foods for my two and they thrive on it. They get whatever is on sale in the GF isle at our local petstore, but its commonly Earthborn Holistic, Taste of the Wild, or Natures Variety Instinct. Somethings Back to Basics, sometimes EVO. Whatever I happen to grab that day.. Innova Prime, Wellness, Blue Buffalo are other brands you can check out as well. I know theres a lot more, this is a short list. xD THE POINT IS TO RESEARCH!
Puppy proofing is important. Crate training is important. Socialization is super important. Get your pup used to being handled in every way possible. Get your puppy used to car rides so they aren't stressful later on. I really prefer harnesses for puppies.
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