The Puppy and the Dog They have been man’s companion through the ages and adapted to their owners, but they have their own behavioural and nutritional demands. Knowing and respectingthem will guarantee their health and well-being.

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Living with your puppy

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To support your puppy in his new life as well as possible, you are given a few essential rules and pieces of advice on the best way for you to support his learning and his integration into the family circle and to provide the care he should be given for healthy growth.

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Welcoming him

The puppy’s arrival to your home

Whether your dog is an adult or a puppy, his new home must be prepared. A number of rules should be applied to make it easier for him to find his place and feel at home.

Upon his arrival, the puppy will discover his new family and the environment in which he will live. Generally, he will adapt in one or two days. Welcomed with calm and gentleness, he will quickly have favourite places where he’ll feel better.

A pack animal

The dog is a pack animal. He finds his balance in the stability and hierarchy of the pack. This is why he must understand that man is dominant. This rule applies to all dogs, whatever their size, and prevents him from becoming the “tyrant” in the family.

Consistent behavior is important. As soon as he arrives, he should be welcomed with gentle reassurance, but also with a firmness to indicate what is not allowed. The trusting relationship established between dog and his owner must never be disturbed.

What is allowed and what is not

A dog is quickly able to differentiate between what is allowed and what is not. If you allow him on the sofa or bed initially, it will not be easy to keep him off later on. It is important to be firm and not allow him on the beds and to give him his own toys.

You should choose a place for his food and water bowls. Don’t let him beg for food. Have a dedicated place for him to sleep, preferably away from doors or windows, so that he is not under the impression that he controls entrance and exit to the house.

Equipment to be provided

What you need remains simple, but indispensable. Firstly, you need a collar and a leash for walks and two bowls for food and water. We recommend easy-to-clean stainless steel or glass containers, as some dogs may have skin allergies to plastic. Always have fresh water available and clean bowls. A basket to sleep provides a place for him to rest. Depending on the breed and hair type, a good quality brush will be needed to care for his coat. Some toys, suited to his age, will complement the equipment necessary to accommodate your new addition to the family.

Safety

There are many potential dangers for a puppy in the home. Even though he sleeps a lot, keep an eye on him, even if it means, placing him in a room where’s there’s no danger. Staircases and children’s bedrooms with toys that can be swallowed are some places you should not allow him access.