You've Got a New Puppy. Now What?

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You've Got a New Puppy. Now What?

So you've got a cute new puppy who is soft, cuddy, loveable, and lots of fun. And she's also chewing on everything in sight and tearing up the house. What do you do?

• Your puppy is new to the world and is looking to you for direction. Establish yourself as the leader of your "pack". Take charge and show her what behavior is acceptable and what isn't.

• Socialize your puppy so that she is accustomed to a variety of situations. Bring her out on errands, take her to the dog park, and bring her around different people.

• Enroll her in puppy kindergarten training. She'll learn basic obedience and spend some time around other dogs and people.

• Begin housetraining immediately. Your puppy needs to learn right away where she can and can't eliminate.

   

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