Puppy for life
As soon as you get your puppy, start introducing him safely to all different sights and sounds.
In a controlled situation, he should meet other animals, children of all ages, vacuum cleaners, stairs, crates, automobiles, pet stores, veterinarian's offices, and everything else you can think of. He should get to meet as many dogs as possible, as it is important to learn things from members of the dog's own species, like communication signals and social behaviour
You must teach your puppy how to be clean in the house. This is extremely easy if done properly.
Puppies are naturally clean. They are usually mostly potty-trained by 4-weeks of age.
Puppies must be taken outside many times each day, and given an opportunity to relieve themselves. Puppies also spend a great deal of time sleeping and playing. Each time a puppy wakes up, he will feel the need to empty himself immediately.
Don't expect him to walk that far after waking up without peeing on the way to the door. If you make this mistake more than once, go get a rolled up newspaper and smack YOURSELF soundly, as you say "BAD OWNER.
Obedience training your dog
Training can be accomplished at home, in an obedience class, or with a private trainer. It requires patience, a collar, a leash, a sense of humour, patience, and an understanding of dog behaviour. Consistency is important in dog training. For example, if Ross was allowed to sit on the sofa yesterday and is yelled at for joining Aunt Ruth on the sofa today, she'll be confused. It's better to teach her "up" and "off"
Training should be fun. Every training session should be punctuated with games, praise, and lots of hugging.
A dog should learn to sit, lie down and learn to walk on a leash without pulling; allow his feet, ears, and teeth to be handled; and come when he's called, wherever or whenever.
Kids and dogs
Kid-proof your dogs; dog-proof your kids. First of all, a dog should never be chained outside unattended. Most dogs of guard or working heritage suffer personality quirks when tied and many become downright aggressive. Dogs are better off in fenced areas, where they can see the barrier between them and the world, where they can feel somewhat safe from noisy, frolicking children. In addition, many dogs instinctively equate the high-pitched sounds of children with the distress sounds of prey animals, and they react by biting the child as they would have bitten the prey animal in the wild.
Second, children should be taught how to behave around dogs, even if their own family does not own a dog. For example, a child should never approach a strange dog without asking the owner if it's OK to pat the dog. If the child sees a loose dog on the street, he should not approach it even if he knows the dog belongs to his friend. He should tell someone that he saw the dog, but should make no attempt to pat or grab it. Most dogs, even those that are well trained, do not consider children as figures of authority. Furthermore, since children frequently stare intently at animals, a dog may feel threatened by this short person who is
trying to catch him. Children should never hug a dog that is not their own, and should only hug their own dog very gently if the dog can tolerate the hug.Dog owners share the responsibility for bite prevention as well. They should socialize their puppies to small children at an early age. For the younger the puppy is exposed to gentle children, the more tolerant of children it will become.