I used to be strictly a dog person. We always had dogs or puppies running around our house when I was a kid. We never had any cats or kittens. So as an adult out on my own, I just naturally preferred having a dog. I knew dogs.
Besides, Mr. Frei is sure the First Family will get a lot of help training and caring for the new dog. He’s confident they’ll be able to adopt a Portuguese water dog through a breed rescue group, rather than in a general population shelter.
dogs learn by association, but the Husky takes it to the max. They are known for keenly watching and imitating what their family does. They have been found opening doors and gates. Owners have claimed they have seen their dog try to follow them up a ladder or open the refrigerator. Never let your pet watch you dig in your garden. Much to your chagrin, you will find them “helping” you every chance they get.
When you train by positive reinforcement, your dog can be any age. Limit your training to 5-10 minutes intervals a couple of times a day. They have short attention spans, and your patience could be challenged if you try to train them for long periods of time. Planning your schedule so that everyday at the same approximate time, you do your obedience training.
Let your dogs come back together in a calm and relaxed state, enabling them both to have a good sniff of each other. Allow the dogs, without letting aggression take over, work out what the pecking order is going to be between them.
One way to make the dog owner, and his or her dog, happy is by sending them a dog gift basket. There are many reasons and occasions to send a gift, possibly as a get well to the dog after surgery, or maybe for the newly graduated pit monster from obedience class.
This is the growing stage of Puppy. They will grow very rapidly and learn things quickly. Give them something to chew as they start getting their adult teeth. Puppy will experience some hormonal changes, this is the ideal period for spay or neuter.
Remember, for any of you who have pets who display these dog instinctive behaviors and you do not like them, there are ways to stop any and all of them. Dogs instinctively submit to their pack leader, and will stop a behavior when they know it is not wanted by you. You do NOT have to live with disgusting or annoying wild dog behavior! Just ask an expert for help.