I focused on the biggest doubts and difficulties that I usually see in the daily lives of families that contain dogs.
Curiosities: Each Dog Is Unique!
Before being a breed, your dog is an animal and has the same needs as any other animal in existence;
Then he is a dog, and again he has the same needs as every other dog in the world;
Then he is a unique individual with his own behavioral and temperamental characteristics;
Only then is he a specific race, with unique characteristics of a race!
By this, I mean that we cannot compare one dog to another, even if they are of the same breeds, as each individual is unique, with its own temperament and behavior!
We often see people comparing one dog to another of the same breed thinking they should all be the same, but they are not!
An example, the Labrador is usually docile and messy, however, we find Labradors calm and reserved, we can also find Labradors aggressive and stressed!
This happens because of the genetic load that is a box of surprises and that pulls the characteristics of the ancestors, also because of the influences where this animal was created!
Important Facts About Puppies And The Bathroom
Have you ever been curious to know why dogs don’t relieve themselves in the right place? The answer is simple, because he DOESN’T KNOW!
Puppies are born equal to human babies and have no control over their needs, they are still in the physiological development phase!
This question is very important for people to understand that the puppy doesn’t hold the pee and the coconut until about 6 months or even longer.
At 2 months they don’t hold anything when they feel like they just do it! From 4 months onwards they begin to control
However, when they get too excited, try to pee because they don’t hold and wet the floor and legs, sometimes people’s feet!
So avoid fighting with the puppy when he does something out of place, it would be the same thing as fighting with a baby because he didn’t go to the bathroom to go to the toilet
Does that make any sense to you? Don’t be unfair to your puppy!
Where Does Separation Anxiety Come From?
Do you have fun facts about dogs that destroy things when you go out? He suffers from separation anxiety!
Separation anxiety is certainly what we develop in dogs when they are still puppies,
Some people celebrate so much when they get home that the dog even loses control of breathing and they say goodbye to the animal with so much guilt and regret that they leave them scared and depressed as if something very bad was going to happen.
In addition to not preparing the environment for the dog to have something to do in the absence of the owner, the ideal is to leave without saying goodbye and arrive without having a party, without motivating the puppy’s despair.
Wait for him to calm down before saying hi, I know the party is fun but we have to think about the best for the dog and how he understands this situation and his suffering while he is alone,
Making departure and arrival more natural is the key to avoiding separation anxiety.
Fun Facts About Dogs And Socialization
A general rule for all puppies is to socialize them from a young age, did you know that science says that the best period for puppy socialization is between 2 to 4 months of life?
And that excessive protection at this stage is harmful to the dog’s social behavior?
However, this socialization must be done very safely, as the puppies need to be vaccinated before leaving the house for a walk.
Invite friends in your house of different ethnicities and children to meet your puppy, and take him on the street inside the safe and secure transport box.
If possible, expose the puppy inside your home to healthy, vaccinated and dewormed dogs from friends or family, preferably bathed.
If you socialize smartly and safely, your puppy will be more balanced in the future and healthy at the same time!
Facts About Training Puppies
Did you know that training can be started with the dog as a puppy, between 2 to 3 months of life?
This training should be done with the puppy inside your house without the use of force, using snacks or toys, and always accompanied by at least one family member.
Starting at this stage, it is possible to prevent the development of some behavioral problems that develop until the puppy is about 6 months old.
At this age, the dog is in the adolescence phase offering a certain rebelliousness that makes it difficult to remove these behaviors.
Inevitably it is much easier to work before the undesirable behaviors appear than after!