After You Get Your Puppy
Congratulations! So, you have your new puppy. Now
what? Basically, you are at a fork in the road. The
success of the relationship depends on your teaching
your puppy the rules and regulations of domestic living. The
most critical time in your dog’s life is right now—puppyhood!
First impressions are indelible and long-lasting. Consequently,
the next few weeks are crucially important for your dog’s
development. Help and guidance at this stage will have a
profound and everlasting effect that will enrich the dog-human
relationship for many years to come.
BEFORE You Get Your Puppy addressed your puppy’s first
three developmental deadlines: your doggy education; the
search for and selection of a suitable puppy and how to assess
its developmental status; and teaching household manners
during your puppy’s first week at home. The first three
developmental deadlines were extremely urgent, crucial, and
left precious little room for mistakes. In view of their
importance and tight deadline, household manners will be
summarized here. AFTER You Get Your Puppy will focus on
your puppy’s next three developmental deadlines during the
first three months your puppy is at home.
The clock is still ticking, and you only have three months to
get a lot of things done.