Bob Clark’s New Puppy Tips
■ New puppies 8-10 weeks old are sweet, sleepy and cuddly newborns. By 8 months, they’re adolescents. If left untrained, be prepared for unruly behavior!
■ Most puppy problems can be prevented or eliminated by the proper use of a crate.
■ Puppies need structure and consistency with feeding, sleeping and house training schedules.
■ Don’t play “tug-of-war”. It seems like a game, but can lead to “aggressive dominance” behavior.
■ All breeds of puppies need training. If you haven’t decided on a specific breed, consider adopting from a local shelter or breed-specific rescue organization.
“Most dog behavior problems are created in the first three months of ownership.”
Statistics from the American Humane Society indicate that almost half of all puppies purchased in the US are either given up, euthanized or brought to a shelter by the time they are eight months old. The reasons given are often behavior problems brought about by a lack of the basic understanding of dog training.
Training should begin as soon as your puppy comes home with you. Many of the behavior problems that dogs develop (barking, chewing, jumping, house soiling and aggression) can all be averted with early puppy training.
To help you get off to a good start with the newest member of your family, we now offer Puppy Classes:
■ “PPP” (Pre-Puppy Purchase) consultation: $95.
– things to consider before choosing a puppy
– what you need to know when you bring a new puppy home
– discuss which breeds may be best for your lifestyle
– choosing a breeder or adopting from a shelter
– $95 fee would be applied to the “Puppy Package”
■ The Puppy Package (puppies 3 to 6 months): $395
Includes the “PPP” consultation and 6 private lessons; one-on-one training with you and your puppy. All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Prevent problems before they start! Call today to decide which Puppy Package is best for you! (774) 573-2959. For more information click here.
Contact us today for your Puppy Package!