Pets are a great joy in their new home, but pets and especially puppies require special care. Understanding your puppy's basic needs is essential to ensure a safe and happy life for your dog. From feeding to socialization there are many factors that affect puppy's well-being.
Feeding your puppy is one of the most important factors in caring for your pet. Puppies need balanced and high-quality food that meets the needs of their growing bodies as well as their energy and nutrient needs. It is important to give the puppy enough food, but also to avoid overfeeding. The puppy should be fed at regular intervals throughout the day and the puppy's diet should be adjusted as it grows.
In addition to regular meals, you can also give your puppy healthy treats as part of its diet. Training treats and other dog treats are good snacks for dogs and can be used as rewards during obedience training and leash training. Just remember not to exaggerate the amount of treats - their share of the dog's total daily energy needs should not exceed 10%. If necessary, a larger daily dose of dog treats can be taken into account in connection with the rest of the puppy's feeding.
It is also important to remember to ensure that the puppy has access to plenty of fresh water at all times, so that the puppy's body remains hydrated and healthy. Additional instructions on feeding the puppy can be obtained from the breeder or veterinarian.
Exercise is another key factor in a dog's happy and healthy life. Regular exercise helps to keep the puppy active and in good condition, and at the same time, the puppy uses up extra energy, which reduces disruptive behavior in house. The more varied exercise and training the puppy gets through outdoor activities, play, swimming or hobbies, the better condition the puppy will be both physically and mentally.
Puppy socialization is also an important part of puppy care. Safely walking the puppy outside in the neighborhood and getting to know other friendly dogs, animals and people helps the puppy get used to different environments and learn the right behavior when interacting with others. Through socialization, the puppy learns to interact with other animals and people in a positive way, even as an adult.
During the socialization period, familiarize the puppy to as many different places, sounds and things as possible. You can also sign up with your puppy for a puppy course at a dog school, where the puppy learns basic commands while getting to know other dogs safely.
It is also important to give the puppy plenty of love and affection every day! Showing love, and tender care for the puppy and doing things together help build trust between the puppy and the owner. Building a trusting relationship is hugely beneficial when it's time to practice for more challenging situations, such as a visit to the vet.
By understanding these basic puppy needs, owners can ensure that furry friends live a happy life full of love and fun!