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Take your puppy on an adventure
When you have a puppy, almost every outing or activity is exciting for it. However, just because a walk around the block brings on new sounds and sights every day, this does not mean you should not take your puppy on other excursions. In addition to your daily routines, try to work in a few "adventure walks" each week. These can be walks through the woods, hikes, bike trips or boat rides. The excitement of a new experience will leave you with a pooped puppy. It is also a great way to socialize your pooch.
New experiences are important to raise a healthy, well-adjusted dog. Some experts say that puppies should be exposed to everything possible in the first few weeks after you bring it home. Experiences it does not have as a young pup – whether water, riding in a car, seeing another animal – may cause it fear as an adult.
In addition to making your pooch a functional adult dog, "adventure walks" are just plain fun. You can also take your dog for a hike. Before taking off, make sure you pack enough pet food and water to last the trip. You should also bring along some Durapet Bowls because your pup may not be comfortable eating or drinking out of something else yet. In addition, it is important that your puppy has been vaccinated before embarking on a new adventure. Your vet will be able to tell you exactly what it needs, and may recommend starting it on its flea and tick prevention program, like Frontline Plus or Advantage II. In addition, you will want to make sure your pooch is comfortable on a leash like Flexi Retractable Leashes to ensure it stays safe throughout your trek.
The news outlet reports that in addition to hiking, puppy owners can stick their pooch in a life vest and take them out on a boat ride with the family. Dogs love smelling new scents and seeing the scenery, so this experience is ideal. Pups may get the same satisfaction from being fastened into a pet carrier and attached to your bike. The news source reports that this type of trip is fun for a dog the same way sticking its head out the window of a car is – there are so many new smells.
A camping trip can bring about a whole slew of new experiences. Other campers and their pets will provide plenty of social stimulation for your pooch, while the great outdoors offers countless new sights and smells.