links for some great tips and training information.
Puppy Training Basics - This
index includes valuable information about a puppy's
first week, house training, teaching your puppy to
accept a collar and leash, how to keep a puppy from
biting and chewing. Includes a section of training tips
for the new owner.
Housebreaking Your Puppy - Lots
of practical information about praise and punishment,
housebreaking methods, what to do when an accident
happens and how your feeding schedule can assist in
Crate Training - Teaching
a dog to sleep in an indoor kennel (crate) helps with
housebreaking because dogs are don't like to dirty their
sleeping spot. It keeps puppies away from dangerous
items, and reduces separation anxiety and destructive
behavior. Learn when to start and how to do it with
Obedience Training - Tips
on training your puppy to come when called, walk on a
leash and not to jump on people. Includes a discussion
of why obedience training is important, and suggestions
about rewards and reprimands.
Puppy Vaccinations - Take
your new puppy to a veterinarian as soon as you can, and
follow their recommendations for vaccinations. This
article explains the different vaccines your puppy
needs, and when they should be given.
Spay or Neuter - Spaying
and neutering are good for more than just population
control. These simple operations also prevent
objectionable behaviors and may improve your pet's
health. Learn why, and what each operation entails.
Feeding Your Puppy - A
thorough discussion of commercial and non-commercial dog
food types, and a helpful list of what NOT to feed your
dog. Links to "how much to feed your dog," which
includes a very helpful chart showing daily calorie,
vitamin and mineral requirements.