5 Important Rules You Need To Follow When Raising a Puppy

One of the most interesting things you can do in your life is raising a puppy. Nothing else compares to the happiness and proud you will have when you take your puppy outside for a walk, or when you have guests at home, and a sweet bowl of fur is coming to welcome them with so much joy.

Besides so many good things that a dog puppy can bring into your life, one thing is sure, he will make you more responsible. Raising a puppy involves a lot of responsibility and patience. And there are some rules that you have to follow.

1. Before taking the decision of buying a puppy, or even better adopting one, discuss with your family. Every member of the family must agree with your decision and each of them should be ready to involve in the puppy’s life. You have to know that a puppy will change your life completely, and it is a full time job that you can’t quit whenever you want.

2. The truth is that besides will and time, you also need a lot of time to spend with your puppy. Puppies have a lot of energy, and if they don’t consume it, you may live some unpleasant situations. If he can’t use his energy in a positive way, in games and training, he will use his energy in a negative way like becoming aggressive or destroying things in your house and you don’t want that.

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3. From the very beginning you have to establish some rules that you puppy has to obey. Be persistent in this training. Raising a puppy is not always as easy as it seems to be. Never change your mind if your puppy doesn’t agree on something and he starts barking, jumping, bagging and other things like this. He must know that you are constant in your decisions and there is nothing that can make you change your mind. This way he will understand that you are the leader, and as long as he does what you ask him to do, your relationship will work perfectly.

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4. Spend a lot of time with your puppy and try to form a strong bond with him. This way you will be the best team in whatever you plan to do. Show him as much love as you can, but only when he has an appropriate behavior, when he misbehavior correct him and show him the right way to do what he just failed.

5. Raising a puppy also involves providing your dog the best food you can find for him, this way you fight with the time, because a good diet can make your dog’s life longer and healthier. Take him to the vet whenever it is necessary and give him the right vaccinations in the right time.

Just remember: a dog’s life is shorter than a human life. That’s why, as long as you two are together make the most of every moment! Live your life with your dog to the maximum, enjoy every day, so that at the end of it, you won’t have any regrets.

Do you consider that raising a puppy is a hard thing to do? Please let me know in the comment section below.

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