How to play with puppies and young dogs

Friends accused me that I write very little about puppies, I am aware that knowing how to play with puppies is the key thing which enable better relations with our dogs and also full satisfaction of having a dog. The first topic that will be covered is the img_0437ability to choose appropriate playing game for our puppies. The game such be chosen in such a way that will include training methods appropriate to our puppy’s mentality. This also can be said as “learning by playing”. Second very important problem is to teach our puppies to keep clean and to teach them toileting rules.

Before starting to play with our puppy we need to be aware what king of physics our dog is.

Here are some examples of puppy’s mentality:

  1. Very brave puppy which not easily gives up (dominant)
  2. Puppy who does not jump immediately into hot water but firstly gently puts paws in to the water and who needs model to imitate.
  3. Puppy which does not like changes and reacts with fear to any changes.

Having this knowledge we must be aware that dogs love to be our friends and to work with us because they have been shaped like this by thousands of years.

We people should be aware of simple dependence, such as there are two worlds ours and dogs. Those worlds should correlate with each other and complete each other.

We need to know that the main goal of adult dogs are three things:

  1. Arranging a food (from humans – through appearance such as weaving a tail or coaxing).
  2. Defence of territory (position in the herd and hierarchy).
  3. Sexuality of dogs.

Given order may be suspected to change. Everyone knowns that puppies like to bite different object specially ankles. We should pay attention to what items and toys dog likes the most (balls, hard or soft squealing teethers, clothes, bubbles and any others.) If dog has chosen item to fetch and this is not our shoe we can start the game.


Let me give you some examples of fun taking into account the previously mentioned dog mentalities. Dominant males will not want to share their treasure. Our task is skilful we need to stimulate the emotions of our pet. When we see that emotions reach the zenith we should stop fun in a quick way, preferably by giving the command sit when the dog calms down a bit we give him his favourite food thus building a second trump break time should be inside you systematically and very expressive We try not pet our dog. Best to hold the mouth and try to look straight in the eye. The longer the better for us, giving him the occasional treat basic mistake made by dog owners of this nature is to receive it using strength. A culpable error is to repel the dog’s head and taking the ball. The consequences could be that the dog will start to grab you by the sleeves and giving the dog the toy to play with.

The opposite of the character described are puppies and dogs which get scared easily. Each sudden change causes them extreme stress and withdrawal, so we should make sure these dogs toys kept in their mouth the contribution will not be frayed, and suddenly picked up. If our dog keeps the toy and does not want to give it back we should pick him up and hold him firmly by changing the location and noise, when we have a large dog just hug him tightly such exercises should be stretched out in time. Timid dogs which are afraid to be petted will try to back away, give the dog a pat on the belly and groin. Faced     with this situation the dog needs to understand that our touch (and others), is not a threat to them. Repeat the exercise and extend it in time.

Children should always play with the puppies under the adult supervision for the benefit of children and the puppy. I mean excessive dominance of a child or a puppy. Puppies can bit or grab children hand or legs and also puppies may jump on the children. In contrast, children can kick and hit the puppies with various objects.

Good and appropriate games/fun in the puppyhood can guarantee the lifelong friendship with our dog.

If anyone would like more information on this and other topics about dogs, please feel free to contact me.






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