Socialize your pet. This is especially important for puppies. Again – behavior problems are the number one reason dogs don’t stay with their families and don’t get adopted by new families. Lack of proper socialization can result in inappropriate fears, aggressive behavior, general timidity, and a host of other behavior problems that are difficult to extinguish once a dog is mature.
Out of all of the dogs, it was Dom who shared an instant connection with little Sutton.Emma said: ‘We aren’t quite sure if Sutton thinks Dom is a horse, or if Sutton thinks he is a dog, or maybe a bit of both.‘Sutton chatters to him and every time I step outside to go to Sutton, Dom is right there beyond excited, running back and forth to tell me to take him to see his buddy.
‘You can tell Sutton gets excited when he sees Dom coming too.’
The pair love hanging out with each other, even going on lead walks together.
Alternate Their Toys to Keep Their Interest. Just like us dogs get bored with new stuff after awhile, and this includes their toys. Keep their interest by alternating their access to them. Once your dog hasn’t seen their blue ball in a month they’ll have a brand new appreciation for it the next time it makes an appearance.
The mum-of-three said: ‘It has been amazing, and it makes my heart so happy to see them together.’
It seems there’s something special about Dom, at least in Sutton’s eyes, because the little guy ‘only has eyes for his buddy Dom’.
‘It is completely extraordinary,’ said Emma. ‘We can’t wait to continue to see how their bond strengthens and grows.
‘So while I have always wanted a pony, it turns out that we seem to have acquired another pony-sized dog.
Make Yourself the Funnest Thing in the World for a Reliable Recall. When training your dog to “come here” make sure you’re giving out a lot of praise & treats. The goal is to make coming back to you the best decision they could have made, if not your dog is likely going to decide that whatever he was chasing/sniffing is more interesting.
‘We are smitten, as is Dom.’
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