How to make your Puppy
Sleep through the night
Bringing home the puppy home is one of the most enjoyable
things that you can enjoy with the young puppy. After that, you are now thrusts into the role of a mother hen or an
alpha male type of owner to raise the dog properly.
Physically, this is the full weaning period. At the beginning,
the puppy is being nourished half by nursing and half by feeding. At 2 months the process is completed, and he can
leave his mother. Between 6 and 8 weeks is a good time for ear-cropping, if necessary by the vet. He is growing
rapidly in size and strength but still he cannot control his natural functions, although he instinctively urinates
in the same spot, away from the nest.
His nervous system, however is
fully mature. His reactions are quicker and he needs more exercise. He starts to follow people around, seeking
company and attention. Now is the time to give him a small rubber ball to chase, and to start playing simple games
You would have to be very patient when raising a puppy. This
will take a very long time and will sometimes be depressing. It will be depressing when you keep repeating things
to the point that your dog does not seem to be responding. You would then be left wondering if this dog is deaf or
is purposely doing this to piss me off.
Despite of all the challenges of training a puppy, you
should always remember that in the end it will be for both your benefit. If you leave your puppy untrained, it will
think that it’s the alpha male in your household and may make you do things you purposely hate.
Psychologically, his personality begins to unfold and
individual traits of character appear. An attentive owner can help by giving each puppy the type of handling best
suited to his temperament, which is apt to remain the same. This is considered the critical "socialization" period,
during which human contacts are vital in order to avoid man-shyness later on. But canine contacts are important
too, for without them the puppy may become so human-oriented that he will be unsociable with other dogs.
Barking. Whining. Destructing furniture. Your hyperactive
pooch's lack of sleepiness may be the cause of your restless nights.
Though most dogs sleep from 10 to 14 hours a day, some tend to
be off schedule with your sleep time due to lack of routine, hyperactivity or anxiety.
Make sure your dog gets well-balanced meals. The first step to
healthy sleep is a healthy diet. According to the American Kennel Club, puppies need more calories and essential
nutrients than adult dogs. For this reason, you should choose foods specially formulated for puppies. Adult dogs
should be fed according to their size and energy needs. Feeding your dog the wrong food, with too high in protein,
fat or carbohydrates is known to cause hyperactivity. Sugars, starches and many other factors in your dog’s diet
can also cause behavioural problems in your dog. Always read the label of the food before you feed him, seek advice
if necessary. Remember that dogs need different type of food in different stages of their life.
Give your pet a relaxing supplement. To quickly and
effectively calm your canine down, some veterinarians suggest giving your dog a calming product
Provide your canine with an exercise routine. Help your pooch
get rid of pent-up energy. Walk your dog at least twice a day and make sure you set aside time to play every day.
Just like with humans, exercise helps dogs stay healthy. Lack of exercise also cause plentiful of problems. A dog
that doesn’t get enough exercise is unhealthy and tends to be hyperactive, and display destructive behaviours. Dogs
depending on breed type need plentiful of exercises - Do consider this factor before you get a puppy.
Set a bedtime. Put your dog to bed at a designated time every
night. This will help your canine companion conform to your sleeping schedule. Make sure you give your pet the
opportunity to go to the bathroom right before bedtime.
Create a comfortable sleeping area. Provide your dog with a
blanket, towel or pillow to sleep on. Whether your pet sleeps indoors or outdoors, the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that enclosed areas, such as dog crates or dog houses, give many pets a sense
of security and a sleeping spot to call their own.
What he needs most at this time is constant supervision, human
companionship, lots of play, love, and lots of sleep. At this stage he also needs a name, a few toys, an official
"bathroom", leash training, and lots of patience!