14 Days Step by Step Perfect Puppy Training Guide HTML version
Clothing – If you want to dress up your dog, make sure the clothing you choose fits. In
cold environments, it might be necessary to provide clothing to keep your dog warm.
Remember that you puppy will grow quickly and that you will need to make sure that the
clothing you have is not too tight.
Chapter Two: You are in charge – be the pack leader
You should be the center of your puppy’s world. Make this known to him early by being the one
that brings him his food, take him out exercises and walks, and also be the one that teaches him
to do things. The most important however is feeding. Once you have established that connection
with your puppy as his care giver you have strengthened the bond between you both.
Puppies just like human babies are growing rapidly. Their muscles, organs and bones are forever
taking shape and as such they need extra nutrients in other to fuel this rapid growth. You should
start your puppy on solid food by the 4th week of life. This is mainly because they are no longer
able to get the calories they need from their mother’s milk alone. If you are going to feed him dry
food, be sure to moisten it first until it feels spongy before giving it to him.
When it comes to selecting high quality puppy food, your veterinarian should be able to
recommend something. In the first 6 months of life, the nutrient needs of your puppy are forever
changing rapidly. Your best bet would be to ask your veterinarian for recommendations since he
is most experienced with puppies and will likely recommend what would be most helpful for
yo ur puppy.
The type of balanced diets that will suit your puppy’s need will need to comply with the
standards set forth by the Association of American Feed Control O fficials (AAFCO). When
purchasing your puppy foods, be sure to check the label to make sure it conforms to AAFCO
nutrient guidelines. Any food you purchase should be able to state in the labels the life stage for
which the food is most suited for. If any food is labeled for “growth” or “for all stages of life”, it
is probably a good choice for your puppy.