Your puppy is taking his first steps in your home…
A puppy needs to be educated yet feel comfortable as soon as he is in his new home. Here are a few essential items to prepare when you are welcoming your puppy.
Your puppy needs three types of care as soon as he arrives in your home :
(de-worming should be carried out every month up until the age of 6 months, the every 6 months) as advised by your veterinarian
- ANTI-FLEA TREATMENT
(for effective treatment, treat the dog and the environment).
Your puppy's growth depends on his size and his weight as an adult. There are 5 different groups of dogs : very small, small, medium, big, and giant. Their growth lasts from 8 months for small dogs to 24 months for very big ones. Weighing your dog will ensure that he is putting on weight correctly.
This may be convenient for the owner, but has nothing to do with the dog’s health .
No, absolutely not! Dogs can digest proteins, but can also assimilate large quantities of fat, unlike humans.
Ideally, a dog will eat the same food from the same dish every day at the same time and place – exactly the opposite of what its owner could enjoy!
To avoid disturbing your puppy’s particularly fragile digestive system, feed your puppy the same food eaten before you brought it home.
Your puppy is probably upset by the change of home and needs some time to adapt before eating normally. Be gentle with your pup, and if the problem persists longer than a few days, talk to your veterinarian.
Normally, during the socialization period, puppies learn from their mother to bite gently. So when you are playing, you shouldn’t accept this biting, and stop the puppy with a firm “No!”.
The simplest way to toilet train your puppy is to make regular visits (and always after a meal_ to the place where you would like your pet to use the bathroom, usually the garden or street. Reward enthusiastically when your pet performs.
Gradually get your pet used to being alone and separate from you. Ignore for 30 minutes before you leave and after you return. Rewards can be given in the form of petting as soon as your pet calms down.
To avoid any biting, teach your child not to : disturb the puppy when asleep or eating; look straight into puppy’s eyes; hold the puppy too hard in his arms; give your pup any food from the table. Children younger than 10 should not be left alone with the puppy.
If it is just a superficial wound, you can take care of your puppy by disinfecting the wound with a non-alcoholic antiseptic. If it is a deep wound, take your pet to the veterinarian.
Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to wash dogs too often. If it is really necessary, use a special dog shampoo.
Once you pet’s vaccines are up to date, take your dog out regularly for around twenty minutes a day to expend all the pent-up energy.
If it is possible at the place where you go on holiday, take your dog with you, your pet will adore spending time with you and your family.
First, choose a long leash and follow your puppy while walking, without you pulling. Gradually shorten the leash and encourage your puppy to follow you.
Yes, and you must not disturb a sleeping puppy, don’t pick him up any how or at any time.
Most dogs love retrieving a thrown object and bringing it back to you.
ROYAL CANIN puppy diets are formulated to suit puppies of all shapes and sizes. Puppies become more social during the ranking, juvenile and adolescene periods growth. This, in turn, leads to all sorts of new encounters with other dogs, environments and health risks. It is critical that their natural defences are fully supported in this period.