Spring has sprung! As we humans bask in the warmer temps, so do our furry friends. You will notice your dog shedding more…a lot more. This can be very frustrating BUT there is a way to reduce the amount of shedding. A process called furminating.
Listen to Little's Rock's own Becky Rogers from B98.5 share the wonderful experience she's had with her dog Molly since taking her to the Canine Country Club of Arkansas. Just use the player below.
I'm Becky Rogers and I'm maybe a little choked up. Let me tell you, something happened over the weekend I didn't think what ever, ever, ever, ever happen. It just almost made me cry.
Your new puppy is a bundle of energy that will require a lot of your attention. Your puppy should master the “art of peeing and pooping” on his own. However, your puppy will need to be taught everything else such as:
1. Does your pup know his name?
2. Chewing –puppies chew because they teethe like a child. To prevent damage to your shoes, furniture, and other belongings, give your puppy plenty of chew toys. This satisfies his need to chew, prevents boredom, and keeps your belongings safe.
Speaking as a “fluffy” Golden Retriever, I love to eat. I love when my mom gives me treats. Sometimes I can manipulate her into giving me more with my “cute look”. I patiently watch my brothers and sister eat and when they step away from their bowls, I move in for leftovers. Can you tell that I love to eat?
Now that you have this cute little fur ball, what do you need to be ready?
For starters, get a good flat buckle collar and 6’ nylon/leather leash. You may also want to consider a good training lead that your puppy can drag around the house. This will help him get used to wearing a collar and the feel of the leash.
Where should you put your puppy when you’re not home? Purchase a good quality dog crate – this is the puppy’s safe place. It should be small and comfortable and kept in a quiet spot.