The first and easiest way to avoid this major Mistake is to get the right dog, right off
Compensate for your puppy’s temporary but necessary social
vacuum during his first month at home by introducing him to as
many people as possible in the safety of his own home. Initial
impressions are important, so make sure your puppy’s first
meetings with people are pleasant and enjoyable. Have every
guest handfeed your puppy a couple of pieces of kibble.
Why do friendly puppies nip people? They do this to play, to get attention and because they are teething. The
good news is that this is a puppy behavior that almost all will grow out of naturally.
Why teach your dog to “Leave It”? The goal is to have your dog take his attention away from an object of
interest when you cue “leave it”. This is important when the item of interest is unsafe, such dropped medication
and is also a useful self-control exercise.
Why teach stay? This is an excellent self control exercise as well as having many practical uses, such as:
keeping your dog from bolting out of the door, jumping on people, and just keeping him still while you wait for
your vet appointment.