How to Identify Common Pet Problems ?
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So instead of cuddles and reassurance, you can start your pooch off by letting them sleep in a crate, pen or dog bed in your room, so they know you are nearby. Remember, for doggos even a quiet `Shh!
At this point, you need to determine if your puppy has developed separation anxiety. Some common symptoms include: Urinating and defecating indoors, but only when left alone. Constant howling, barking, and crying when you`re away.
With an instinctual desire for companionship, your puppy may cry because they are lonely. Whether they have spent time in the crate or you were away working for the day, your little furry friend is telling you they require attention.
Put them in a crate or exercise pen to start out and leave the room. Janek explains that the key is to make this a safe and relaxing place for them, instead of a punishment. To make this a safe space, feed them meals inside it and give them special toys they only get in their crate.
Naturally, one of the main things you`ll want to include in your dog`s crate is good bedding. If you want your dog to view their crate as a secure, comfortable place where they can relax at the end of the day and where they can retreat if they are overstimulated, they need to be comfy when they lie down.
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Remember to never scold your puppy for grabbing these things. They are just curious little cuties, and they don’t chew things up to bother us.. Dogs do not have intentional thought, so they aren’t ever doing anything ON PURPOSE to us.. The most important thing you can do when your puppy is chewing something you don’t want her to be chewing is TRADE her the inappropriate item with a toy of hers, so she understands “no honey, that isn’t what puppies chew on… THIS is what puppies chew on!” and then begin playing with her using her toy to show her that TOYS ARE FUN.. Way more fun than a boring ol’ coat hanger.
Another helpful thing you can do is have two bags of toys. In each bag is many different kinds of toys. Lots of chew toys, lots of soft squeaky toys, lots of rope-type toys, a bunch of balls.. All kinds of things! For one week you have bag#1’s toys out for your puppy to play with.. At the end of the one week, you collect those toys, and you bring out bag#2! The toys will be more interesting/feel like new to your puppy, which will in-turn, make her chew less inappropriate things. Her toys are too fun to care about that dumb Wii-mote that you left laying around.
Hope this helps!
Is she crate trained? If she is not crate trained, I have some wonderful crate training exercises I could go over. Crate training and potty training go hand-in-hand. Any time you cannot keep your eyes on the puppy, she should be in the crate so accidents do not occur. The main idea when it comes to potty training is to keep your puppy successful.
After a while of bringing her outside every 30 minutes, you can try to increase that time. What you should do is wait until the 30 minute marker strikes, and then begin some basic obedience using treats, or some puppy-play! Then go out a few minutes later. Teach her it’s fun to hold her bladder!
Mom should also be on a Puppy formula while nursing her puppies as it will provide extra nutrients to both her and babies while they are in a very rapid stage of growth!