Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Puppy Pointers

If you're a new puppy owner, you know that it can be trying at times to remain calm. We have a few creative suggestions for helping you to keep your sanity while overseeing your puppy's growth and development.

Frosty Formula
If your puppy is teething, try freezing a wet washcloth for him to chew on. The cold cloth will soothe his gums. Just be sure to supervise your puppy so he doesn't chew up and swallow any pieces of the washcloth!

Chopstick Challenge
Have any leftover takeout chop sticks?  Try cutting them with a pair of scissors. This is very similar to the sound a dog hears when he gets his nails trimmed. Acclimate your dog to the sound by rewarding him with a treat every time you make a cut to the chopstick. When you are ready to try his actual nails, go slowly. He may only allow you to trim the nails on one foot first. Just try the other foot a few hours later, or when the puppy is sleeping after a long walk. Eventually you will be able to get them all in one fell swoop! (Or, you could bring him in to us for a quick and efficient trim. We'd be happy to help!) 

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