How do i stop my puppy food from guarding?
Stand next to your dog, holding a special treat in your hand.
Bend down slightly, holding the treat out just an inch or two in your dog's direction.
Encourage him to stop eating the food in the bowl to take the treat.
After he eats the treat from your hand, immediately turn around and walk away.
How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.
A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.
15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.
Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.
By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.
Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.
When you play with your puppy, let him mouth on your hands.
Continue play until he bites especially hard.
When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you're hurt, and let your hand go limp.
This should startle your puppy and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily.
In many ways, canned dog food can be superior to kibble.
They typically contain more meat protein than their dry counterparts.
And they're made with fewer carbohydrates, too.
Plus, due to their air-tight packaging, canned dog foods contain no synthetic preservatives.
Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.
Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.
Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.
3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.