EDUCATION

ON ITS ARRIVAL CLEANLINESS - WALK - DEGRADATIONS -
BARKINGS - RUNNING AWAY - TO LIVE IN COMPANY - PUNISHMENTS -
OBEDIENCE - TO LEARN HOW TO REMAIN ALONE

Any dog must learn the good manners. It is thus necessary to inculcate good practices to it when it is young, if not the future will be difficult. Its education is based on two principles: authority and justice. More the dog feels that its Master likes it and that it can trust him, more its education will be easy and successful.

ON ITS ARRIVAL

Stressed, lost in its new universe, without its mother and its brothers and sisters, the arrival of the pup must occur from the best possible manner. First of all, it must find its place, of course that you will have chosen to it. If there is part of the house which will be prohibited to it, the bedroom for example, you should not bring to it the first days under pretext which it cries the night! It is the same thing for the armchairs and settees which are not intended to it. The bad habits are caught quickly and difficult to correct later.


You must immediately present the corner to it which will be for it in ordinary time, with its basket, its cover, its toys. A young pup not being yet quite clean, better is worth to think than it will be easier to clean a tiling than a fitted carpet... It is necessary to make in the same way for the corner which is intended for the meal by paying attention not to change its food brutally for it risks digestive disorders. It is possible that it refuses the meal that you will propose to it. You will thus tend quickly to present other dishes to it. It is difficult to see it occurring from food... Reassure you, rare are the dogs who let themselves die of hunger! Then, be strict if not the spoiled child will use your nerves because it will refuse what it will have appreciated the day before and you will spend your time inventing new meals to it.
You will avoid the uninterrupted visits of your relations which will be of course curious to admire the baby! You will learn with you children that it should not be taken unceasingly, that it still requires to sleep often, that they should not make noise too much (cries, television, music...).
If you have already one or more dogs, do not poke their jealousy by occupying you only of new arrived. On the contrary, nothing in their practices must be modified. Thus they will become guards of the puppie.
As for the cat of the house, as much to let it spit once or two! Comply with the same rules that for your dogs and it will be able to accept to it. Education can be done only in good mood, calm, with a certain rigour, without discouragement when the dog does not understand immediatly.

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CLEANLINESS

One will facilitate the tendency to the cleanliness of the dog by making it leave regularly, and especially just after the meal. The reprimands when it urinate inside allow the installation of a new nervous control of the dog which will learn how " to retain itself "
Reprimands do not want to say to maltreat the animal, of course! The practice which consists in putting the muzzle of the pup in its excrements is stupid.
It is even truer when the " silly thing " has not just been done. The dog would not understand the relation between the punishment and the fact that one reproaches it.
The word " no " is very important for its education; severly pronounced , it will quickly be understood, and not only when it is not clean. As soon as the animal forgets itself, it is immediately necessary to come out it and congratulate it when it was relieved outside.
Of course, this education is facilitated if one has a garden or a court; in apartment, that is likely to take a little more time, excepted if you arrange to it a cleanliness place with special carpets, fine gravels for cat or newspapers.
Any violence is to be proscribed; even it would have opposite results that those discounted. The dog which is afraid does not answer at the waitings of its Master.

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WALK

The pup likes to walk but it is necessary to be conscious of its physical capacities! Although one tends to take it in his arms, it is however necessary to learn to it how to go attached. It is useless to draw the pup until the moment it will lie down on the side. You must to oblige to it to go to your left side. It will be always an acquired thing when you present it to a contest.
The results are not always visible the first days, that depends in fact on the dog, but it is necessary to persevere without being irritated! Another important thing: you should not be afraid of the other dogs which you will meet. Yours would feel it and modify its behavior. To draw on its leaves is an error. One is likely to cause an aggressive reaction in the other animal. Or then your dog could become an aggressive adult , ready to attack those which it crosses. Also know that you will be often approached by people curious to meet such a small animal. According to your availability and your mood of the day, they will be moments of great user-friendliness!

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DEGRADATIONS

Often inevitable, they are more or less important according to the breed of the dog but also of its character. Just like the young child who puts all at his mouth, the pup, for all the period during which its teeth forme, will bite all the objects which it can reach, generally feet of table, of chair, of armchairs, the shoes, carpets.
This activity will quickly become a play. Then, before, better is to present to it objects planned for that like the rubber toys and to thunder to it as soon as it attacks a prohibited thing.
Of course, it is an intelligent and flexible animal , it will understand quickly!

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BARKINGS

The pup bark easily and almost never without reason. You must to discover the cause and to cure it so that it does not become a noisy dog with a piercing voice which will be difficult to support, for you, your family and your neighbors.
It can bark because it suffers from loneliness, because it feels that a storm will burst, because it is hungry, because the passage of the factor frightens him, and so on.
It is necessary to try to make it conceal as often as possible. But one should not yield to all its whims!

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RUNNING AWAY

If the dog aspires to more freedom, it is necessary to propose to it more physical activities, thus it will consume its energy. Especially, after a running away, you don’t must to punish to it more violently than usually because it could want to go away more and more And to deprive to it of walk would be the largest error.

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TO LIVE IN COMPANY

You will have to learn the good manners with your dog. One should not especially: to give to it foods during your lunch; to let you jump above when you return at home ; to let to you lick the figure, the hands or the feet; to leave to it to bite the bottom of the trousers or the coat; to excite to it so that it runs cats and other animals; to make to it bark; to let to it to importune those which hardly appreciate; to make climb to it on your leg to balance it.

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PUNISHMENTS

The punishments are necessary for the education. But it is not to be violent. It is necessary to remain right and coherent: not to punish what one authorized the day before, not to punish the pup for a silly thing which it does not have commise.When it is in fault, the dog must be called immediately. If it is long in coming, if it adopts an attitude not really proud, then it will have understood that it badly acted, it will thus accept more easily the punishment.
It is necessary to speak to it severly by shaking it by the collar or the skin about the neck. Few words are useful but they must be pronounced in a manner which does not allow the doubt about your dissatisfaction. The howls are useless... But the best solution is certainly insulation, even for a little moment.
The dog is sensitive to this punishment because it thinks to lose the affection of its Master.

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OBEDIENCE

Small regular exercises that the pup will take for plays will make it possible this one, amongst other things, to return as soon as you call it, to refuse the food which a foreigner could give to it or to cross a street without your order. Each time that the exercise is a success , the dog will be rewarded, not inevitably by a delicacy, but by soft words and caresses.

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TO LEARN HOW TO REMAIN ALONE

It is regrettable to meet dogs presenting of the serious disorders of the behavior because of the stress related to the absence of the Masters. Often, these behaviors are due to a bad education. Indeed, the dog will feel the absence of its masters as if it lost part of himself. Note that the distress will be less strong if there are other animals at home, provided that they are not like him! The habituation of the pup to loneliness must be done as of its arrival in the hearth. You don’t must to take it in its bedroom for the night! You will certainly hear it to cry. That will be difficult but one will not have to answer its calls. It will end up to sleep...
If you do not work at the time of the reception of the pup, that will be easier for you and you will be able to start with short absences in the course of the day, more and more prolonged. But becareful, your efforts will be null and void if you do not adopt the good attitude.Your departure must be natural, without demonstration of particular tenderness, as if you will return thirty seconds later.
With the return, do not you precipitate in response to its demonstrations of joy; let spend a certain time before making to it some kindnesses and walking to it. Dont’t forget that a dog acts by association of ideas. If, before your departure, it can make good strolls, to play with you and to receive a delicacy; that it is the same after your return, are sure that it will accept your absence much better.

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