You need to know this about dogs: Puppies as well as adult dogs crave daily routines. Let your dog know you are boss! Tell s/he what time to wake up in the morning, when to eat breakfast and dinner, when to go outside for potty call, exactly what time to take the morning walk, and so on. Then, try to follow this time schedule every day as best you can). Your pup will love you for it.
You’ll be amazed at how obedient your dog will become. S/he’ll suddenly be waiting for you at the door when it’s time to go for a walk or out to potty! Include training in the routine. It’s a known fact that a dog wants to please his/her human and takes great pleasure out of training sessions. Bonding - one of the best ways to bond with your pooch, and s/he with you, is through obedience dog training.
Did you know canines use distinct body language?
- When a dog wants to play, she will lay both front paws spread out in front of her on the ground and rest on her elbows with her rear end sticking up in the air, head down at the ground. Every other dog around knows she’s ready to play.
- A submissive dog may, when being approached, tuck her tail between her legs, crouch down, and possibly even roll on her back to expose her tummy as if to say, "I give up."
- Angry dogs. They bare their teeth, stick their tail in the air, put the ears forward, become rigid, and you may see the whites of her eyes.
- A really happy, excited pooch will run in circles, jump up and down, bark, and probably run over and lick you on the face.
- A depressed dog sleeps all day, has no interest in anything or anyone, won’t eat, and doesn’t want to play.
- Yes, dogs are plenty emotional, just like people.