01 Dec From Little Paws to Big Paws
Having a puppy can sometimes be like having a toddler running around causing chaos and destruction and every pet parent knows the destructive wake they can leave behind them. But puppies only really stay puppies – in the physical sense – for the first year. With these physical changes, behavioural changes occur in their temperament, activity levels and personality, all things that are shaped on how we decide to raise our puppies.
Here are our tips on how to raise the perfect pooch to become a lifelong canine companion!
Know what you’re signing up for
When selecting a puppy it is a big life decision that should be taken seriously. They are here for the long run and should be cared and loved from the moment you set eyes on the perfect one. It is always good to have an idea of what kind of dog you would want to live with – remember you’ll have a puppy for 1 year and a dog for another 10- 15 years. Taking a look at the parents is always a good indication of what the puppy will grow up to be like and something everyone should take into consideration.
It is always a good idea to start training at an early age. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” isn’t exactly true but it’s not easy either. If you don’t train your puppy it will most certainly train you and like a typically teenager, in their youthful months (4 months) they will try and challenge authority. Puppy preschool is a great starter to get your puppy ready and also you for a long 12 months ahead.
Puppy Bathroom Routine
Toilet training isn’t easy, especially in the beginning, but dogs a quick learners. Sticking to a strict bathroom routine can help ease the stress of cleaning up puppy puddles all around the house. Routinely giving them a toilet break first thing in the morning, after each meal and before bed can help them learn quickly when the next toilet opportunity is coming.
Socialise at an Early Age
As children we enjoyed socializing and making friends with other kids, puppies are exactly the same. Puppy preschool, playdates and regular socializing is essential for the behavioral growth of your puppy. It is a great way for them to learn manners and get along with other dogs so they can grow into the great canine companion we all want!
Keep them Healthy and Hydrated from the Onset
As a ‘pet parent’ it is important to give your ‘furry baby’ the best start to life with a healthy diet packed with nutrients and plenty of water. Puppies and kittens just love the great taste of the all natural vitamin and mineral packed superfood supplement PETVIM and it is an excellent way to encourage them to drink more and get all the nutrients they need to grow into healthy adults. PETVIM is a unique combination of 7 soluble Superfoods packed with nutrients. Simple add the recommended serve to their water bowl daily or sprinkle on their wet or dry food.
PETVIM was developed to help bridge the nutritional gap between what nature provides and what’s available in the shops. By giving your cat or dog the all natural vitamin and mineral supplement PETVIM daily you can help ensure they live as long as possible and stay healthy enough to enjoy every day.