Training. Play is also a great time to get your puppy leash trained as well. Be sure to find a collar that fits your puppy well. You should be able to stick a finger between the neck of your puppy and the collar. You don’t want it too big just in case your puppy gets scared and starts to tug-they’ll slip right out!
Treats. Start with a pocket full of tiny treats. Note: don’t feed your puppy too many treats or you will end up with a sick puppy. You can offset the amount of food they would normally get with their healthy treats, acting as a mini-meal replacement. Get your puppy familiar with walking along side you with tasty treats as rewards. Before you know it, your puppy will get very excited when you pick up the leash!
Exercise with Food. Daily exercise, both physical and mental, is crucial for a young puppy’s development. Play with your dog by hiding little bits of dog food in toys, such as a Kong. This is great for puppies that love to use their noses. It teaches puppies to be patient and use their senses.
“It teaches puppies to be patient and use their senses.”
Puppies require lots of commitment and care. Keeping your puppy properly entertained with activities and exercise is going to help your puppy grow into a happy and healthy adult dog.
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