Posts tagged puppy raising
You Kids Get Off My Lawn! - Why Your Primitive Dog Hates Puppies and How to Deal with It

Aggression towards puppies is terrifying for puppy and owner alike. We make the assumption that adding a puppy to a household should be easy. Who doesn’t love a puppy? But there are dogs who don’t like puppies or confuse them for prey and the puppy pays ultimate the price in many causes injured and possibly fearful of other dogs. 

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Helping Shy Primitive Puppies Socialize

Even the most diligent primitive puppy raiser can do everything right and still end up with a shy or fearful puppy. Today most advice regarding puppy raising is socialize, socialize, socialize, but that doesn’t work for every puppy. Some puppies respond the direct opposite of all the manuals. They flee from strangers, growl at other dogs, and duck being touched. This doesn’t mean you have a messed up puppy or will have a broken dog. There are still lots of ways to help your puppy become accustomed to the world.

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Creatures of Habit: Dealing with Changes in Routine

For many families, the fall is a time of change for much for our routines and schedules. Fall brings new school terms as well as the federal government's new fiscal year. Many people transition to new jobs at this time of year or even start a new education program. A lot of families also get a new puppy. Your Primitive Dog is along for the ride and these changes can bring out stress induced behavior changes that can look strange and mysterious if you forget to consider routine changes. Behaviors such as chewing of furniture or themselves, lack of cooperation, house training problems, and even shyness or aggression can crop up. What adds fuel to the fire is that we are usually struggling through the change as well so we are short on patience and understanding. 

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