General Tips and Advice for New Puppy Owners:-
Advice for New Puppy Owners. Today I wanted to give you some general puppy advice that I think it’s pretty important. We’ve got to remember that in the future there’s lots of things that you’re going to want to do with your dog. Some things are actually frightening for them like nail trims, brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears these are things that can cost a lot of money if you’re having the veterinarian do it.
So you want to be able to do some of these things at home as best you can and avoid that expensive but also scary visit to the vet. So when they’re a puppy they’re in a phase called the socialization period where they’re accepting of things that they may otherwise find scary later in life.
1) GET THEM USED TO EXAMINING THEM:-
So what you want to do with your puppy is on a daily basis, you want to explore and feel the ears, put your fingers in there and get the puppy used to it.
2) RUB THE MOUTH AND TEETH:-
Same thing with the mouth and the teeth and you want to rub the teeth with your finger and get them used to that sort of thing so that tooth brushing will be easier later.
3) MANIPULATE THE PAWS:-
You also want to take the paws, feel them, pull the arm out a little bit. This is something that you can already see with Max but he doesn’t really like me doing that and he wants to pull his arm back again. If I do this on a daily basis he’ll become very used to it and comfortable with it.
4) TRIM ONE NAIL:-
You can even go so far at some point to actually trim a nail, just one at a time on a daily basis so that it’s not a really stressful event to trim a whole bunch of nails.
By doing this you’ll get your puppy used to you doing these things, so you don’t have to pay your vet or go into the clinic to have that performed. That’s what we like to do here is try to improve your pet’s health and help you out at the same time at HealthCareforPets