Pet Doors
Flea Control
Dog Fences
Dog Beds
Dog Gates
Dog Crates
Training Collars
Dog First Aid
Containment
Housebreaking
Pet Medications
Health
Dog Barking
Pet Insurance
Pet Loss
Pet ID tags
Pet Treats
Dog Houses
Pet Travel
Pet Odor Removal
Dog Training
Dry Skin
Automatic Feeder
Kennels
Feeders
More Supplies
Safe Shopping
Dog Vitamins
Dog Worms
Grooming
Dog Collars
Dog Nutrition
Dog Skin Care
Holistic Dog Food
Dog Bowls
Auto Travel
Dog Clothes
Labrador Retriever
Dog Leashes
Dog Feeders
Pet Gates
Contact
Puppy Training
Dog Food
Site Map
Agility training
Dog Breeds
10 Steps
Webmasters
Horse Supplies
Aquarium supplies
Coupons

Chapter 2. Has his own space

Has his own space

You companion will need a spot just for him. An indoor living space he can go where he will not be pestered by children, other pets, and visitors. Somewhere he can just hang out that’s quiet and warm, with no one bothering him. This can be a crate, a blanket in a corner, a basket, or a doggy bed. He’ll need protection from the heat, cold air, drafty conditions, and dangerous objects. Dogs are creatures of habit and thrive on a routine, so give your pet his own space where he is comfortable sleeping and spending time alone, a place he can use as his "den". If he’s a puppy he’ll sleep as much as 20 hours a day!

You don’t want to overwhelm your pet with his new surrounding, so introduce the household gradually. Begin with the areas in which your dog will spend the most time. Usually the outdoor area where you want your dog to eliminate is a good place to start. After he has used it, praise him and then go indoors and introduce the rest of the family. Next, with your dog on a leash, show him the eating and sleeping areas that you have already set aside for him. The first few hours and days need to be quiet without too much handling, excitement, and interaction. Let your dog adjust at his own pace. Different animals will take different amounts of time to get used to their new home. Some adjust in a matter of hours or days while others need weeks or perhaps a month or more. Just be patient during this stage.

Previous Page : Ten Steps for Successful Dog Ownership

DOWNLOAD
Download all chapters in PDF Format – right click here and choose "Save target as.."

Home : Pet Supplies Review