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Puppy Guide -- The Art of Love and Support

Jul 10, 2008
Everyone loves puppies mainly because they are almost always extremely cute when they are young. Many people decide to get one simply on this fact alone and don't really think about what the future holds for both you and this puppy. Not too many people think about what it actually takes to raise a puppy the right way and in doing so because a lot of hardship for themselves as well as the dog. This can be simply attributed to the rising animal homelessness. It is a bit of a sad note but if you are reading this article, then you are one of the many people who care to raise their new puppy the right way and want to invest time in order to have a healthy future with their dog for years to come.

There are many people that ask how should they start with their puppy? What is it that I need to do in order to raise a puppy? The answer is actually very simple and is something that most people can apply to a situation that occurs in their lives, having children. Raising children and raising a puppy are not that different from one another. They both require a lot of attention and a lot of dedication to get them to be what you want them to be and act they way there are supposed to act. I know it's a tough thing to do but it is quite easy if you devote sometime to it every day in order to strengthen that relationship. It might seem a bit silly to say this but the best way to raise a puppy is to provide something that everyone yearns for and needs in their lives and that something is love and support. To show your new puppy that you love him reward him when he does something good or does something that you taught him. Show him that his efforts for doing whatever it is that he did didn't go unnoticed and that you care about what he did. This sort of reinforcement is key when you want to teach your new puppy more complicated things further on down the line. He will know that anything that you try to teach him is something that is worth learning because it will garner your love and respect especially when some sort of treat is involved. Showing your puppy support is easy and it shows when you try to teach him something new after you successfully reward him for whatever he did earlier. It's a process that goes a long way in reinforcing your relationship with him and shows him that you are his leader and that he knows his place with you.

Raising a puppy is very hard to do and it isn't something that should be entered into lightly because it requires a lot of attention and a lot of dedication. When raising a puppy make sure that you are thinking about the long run and his future.
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This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and personalized dog beds.
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