Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

(860)646-5170

www.manchestervetclinic.com

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Puppy Management

Elimination Training ("Housebreaking")

Clearly Rigly is upset by being in his crate - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Supervision, consistency and patience are required. Don't count on it happening on its own.

Crate Training

  • This is recommended as a house-breaking tool and a lifelong behavioral aide.

 

Socialization

  • The more pups experience, the happier, more confident, and less fearful they may become.

It was love at first sight for this boy and someone else's dog - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

These two rolled around together for about ten minutes - we're not sure who had more fun - the two of them or everyone watching - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

   Great socialization opportunity for these two, they met about five minutes before the pictures were taken.

 

Leashes, Collars and Harnesses

Bean the Terrier is hanging out, waiting for his exam - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

  • These are good tools for safety and training.
  • Most pups would rather run free, of course, but it is not their decision.
  • Get your puppy used to this form of control regardless of expected adult size
  • Be aware of collar problems with small dogs and those with flat faces (more prone to neck and windpipe injury and breathing issues with misuse) and dogs that pull all the time
  • Consider choke collar alternatives for exuberant dogs, such as head halters and squeeze harnesses; for dogs that pull all the time a choke collar becomes a choking collar and not a correction device
  • Do not forget the risk, albeit small, of severe injury from non-breakaway collars left on unattended dogs; choke collars should always be removed after an outing

 

Exercise

  • Make the time to exercise your puppy both mentally and physically, including play time and training time
  • Provide opportunities for your puppy to stay busy and entertain itself
  • Keep your puppy as busy as possible by day and it will be more apt to sleep through the night
  • Understand that "tiring" you pup won't happen just by physical activity alone
  • Review our handouts
  • Ask your trainer or puppy school teacher
  • Ask us for additional references; books (and even YouTube videos) by well known trainers like Cesar MillanSophia Yin or Victoria Stilwell are always a good place to start

Another one of Rigley sacked out - After a good day of play - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

  

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