Arriving Home

Once you think it is okay for the dog to enter your house, in other words, if you're sure that he is healthy animal and he has been examined by the veterinarian (especially when it's a dog that has been picked up from a protection society), it is time to welcome the dog home. Perhaps this is the first time that you have decided to have a dog, therefore, not everything will work out the way you thought it would. Remember that for the puppy everything will be new and the puppy will be missing his brothers for the first time (that is, if the puppy comes from a breeder), and the first nights you will hear a lot of whining. So that the puppy won't feel alone, especially during the first few days, it is advisable to always have somebody by his side. You can even have the puppy sleep next to your bed or in your bed.

At the beginning, you cannot expect the puppy to be clean, especially when it is only two months old. The puppy will need at least a couple of months to understand that the house is not the right place to do his needs. Therefore, do not treat the puppy harshly when you notice that his behavior, regarding cleanliness, is far from desired. It is difficult, yet not impossible, for a puppy this age to assimilate and interpret what is right. If you are harsh, the only thing you will do is create a shy and fearful dog.

From the very first moment is important that you all call the puppy by the same name in order to avoid confusion later on. Remember that when you call the puppy it's important to do it in a nice way; if the puppy does not respond, repeat the name, but never in a violent way as you will end up forming a brutal, irritable and disobedient animal. What is worse, later on the dog won't recognize signs of affection.

During the day, try to keep the puppy in a place where he won't break things; logically, if the puppy's only a couple of months old, a couple of things will be broken, like shoes, socks, etc.; the most advisable thing is to let the puppy play with a toy or an object that has been specifically bought for the puppy, like for example a toy bone which is specifically made for puppies, and if a piece of that bone breaks off and is swallowed, it won't cause any harm to your puppy. One word of warning though: is very dangerous for a dog to feed on chicken or rabbit bones, which, because they tend to break into small splint-like pieces, they can damage the intestines and cause the death of the animal. If you do notice that the dog is biting on a chicken or rabbit bone, and it is impossible for you to remove it (because sometimes when you try to remove it, they swallow it), it is better to just let it go down peacefully, and immediately afterwards give your dog a full tablespoon of olive oil, making sure he drinks it all, with which, probably and hopefully, nothing will happen.

At home it is important that there be set rules and guidelines and that all the members of the family follow them. It is useless to punish the puppy or dog when another member of the family does or says something different. You must bear in mind that your puppy is analyzing everything and it important for you to establish rules and a schedule so that he can know what he can and will do every day.

Avoid arguments, fights and anything that might appear to be violence, because, as with children, the effects can be extremely negative.

We suggest you don't take your two-month old puppy out for a walk on a leash, because there is always the risk of the puppy breaking loose and ending up under the tire of a car. Using a leash demands training and, if you haven't resolved it at home, it is useless to try to do it correctly on the street.

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