New toys

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 Bringing Your New Puppy or Dog Home Comments
Dog Toy

When you bring a toy home for your new dog, do not just hand it over to him.  Make sure to expose it to as many smells and scents from members of the family and then hold onto the toy while letting him chew on and enjoy the toy for at least a few minutes to reinforce the fact that this is not his toy.  It is your toy that you are allowing him to play with.

Do not play tug of war with him, it may give your dog the mistaken idea that he is allowed to fight over an object with the leader.  You are in charge and you do not fight with others in the pack!

It’s always a great safety mechanism to keep the leash on so it your dog does become protective or reactive, you have him on the leash to keep him safe and you from harm.

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