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Dog Training Collar Review

Our review on Dog Training Collars will help you decide on which among the many different styles of Dog Training Collars and Electric Dog Collars will work for you and your dog. We will write about our customer's experiences with our dog training collars and electric dog collars. You will also get expert advice from Colin.

What are the types of dog training collar to choose from?

We have a variety of brands including Petsafe, Sportdog, BigLeash that range from what I would call domestic remote dog training collars to a more working dog collar and then there's also the tough, professional models...Read on to know more about them!

4 Things You Should Do When You Get a New Puppy: Puppy Socialisation Importance - Interview with Gaz Jackson

Jay TDL - Friday, December 28, 2018

Socialising your new puppy is very important to prevent the development of unwanted or bad behaviours such as dog aggression, separation anxiety and nuisance barking.

Today, I will share my takeaways from my TDLTV interview with Gaz Jackson… and these are the first crucial things you should do when you get a new puppy - all part of proper puppy socialisation.

What Should I Do When I Get a New Puppy?

Interview with Gaz Jackson, The Dog Trainer

First Vital Things To Do When You Get a New Puppy (Click on each item to discover more):

Gary “Gaz” Jackson is an internationally-acclaimed Australian dog trainer who has written lots of great books about dog training.

He strongly educates people, planning to get a new puppy, that they should not take a puppy from the litter before reaching 8 weeks of age.

Because if you do, the puppy will become extremely dependent on you as the new owner and this will lead to severe dog behavioural problems - later in the dog’s life.

When You Get a New Puppy, Do Not Let the Pup Sleep in the Bedroom

Puppy sleeping in bedGaz Jackson stresses in his book that letting a puppy sleep in the bedroom (especially during the first few weeks) is the fastest way to build dog dependency problems.

This causes disruption in the rank structure as the puppy perceives it - if you have other dogs or children, your new pup will think that he or she ranks higher than your children or other dogs in the pack.

As your new puppy grows old, he or she will then establish leadership - doing nothing with the “lower members” of the pack, may become arrogant to your children, the pup will most likely ignore them... and even stand in between you and your kids or other people.

Some dogs who have developed this kind of problem even urinate in children’s bedrooms and roll on their items just to place their odour and show dominance and possession.

Worst cases lead to aggression towards children and other dogs in the household due to this dependency problem and incorrect rank structure caused by letting the dog sleep in the bedroom during the first crucial weeks of socialisation - between 8 to 16 weeks of the puppy’s age.

The best thing that you can do is get your new pup his or her own dog bed or crate and put some sweaty shirts of the family members so the puppy can start recognising each individual scent.

As Soon As You Get a New Puppy, Introduce the Pup First Around the Household

Puppy inside a houseTo do this, as what Gaz Jackson recommends, put the puppy in a crate (especially when in a high traffic area of the house) so you can easily move the pup from one place to another in your home while providing optimum comfort and sense of security.

Also, you may want to put the sweaty shirts inside the puppy’s crate as well. So, your new pup can continue recognising the family’s scent.

This is one of the best ways to get the puppy as independent as possible - let your new pup relax at certain areas in your house or in the backyard - alone or with his/her sibling dogs (so long as they are well and fully vaccinated) or with your kids.

By teaching your puppy to become independent, you are preventing the development of separation anxiety when he/she gets older.

Separation anxiety is one of main causes of nuisance barking which leads you to an even bigger trouble in the neighbourhood.

People who have dogs that disturb the peace in the neighbourhood through nuisance barking have faced large amount of stress and even dealt with shire rangers.

Socialise Your New Puppy in Clean and Safe Public Places - Avoid Dog Parks and Dog Pounds

The reason being is that the first crucial weeks of a puppy’s life (between 8 to 16 weeks of age), the best time to socialise the pup, is also a critical stage for the puppy’s health and immunity.

This is their vaccination period and most vets will advise to not let the puppy make contact with other dogs and even people if they are not fully vaccinated yet - that you should not take your puppy to public places.

This is reasonable but it grabs the puppy’s chance to experience the world outside the comfort of your own place.

So, Gaz Jackson strongly recommends to seek for other ways to socialise your pup without compromising his/her health - avoid highly contaminated areas such as dog pounds and dog parks.

You can bring your pup to soccer games, or to malls that allow pets if you carry them inside. There are lots of other ideas to hone your pup’s social skills with other dogs and other people in a clean, safe and secure manner.

Such as inviting trusted friends, with fully vaccinated and friendly dogs, over your place or in a dog-friendly coffee shop.

Ultimately, you need to start putting a bit of thought on how you can help your puppy become well-socialised and fit the plan in your daily or weekly schedule.

Remember that socialising your puppy is very important if you want a well-behaved and trusted dog.

When You get Your New Puppy, Let the Pup Wear a Customised Dog Tag with Your Contact Info in It

A dog ID tag with owner’s contact infoNeedless to say, it is necessary that your puppy wears a dog tag with more than just the puppy’s name in it.

A Dog ID tag with your contact info is very important in case your puppy gets lost or escapes your property.

Your puppy’s ID tag should be one of your top priorities, along with his/her crate, dog bed or kennel, treats and toys.

Also, to avoid your puppy or any dog from escaping... and running off your property to dangerous busy roads, consider getting a dog containment system.

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