Tips For Choosing Your First Puppy

Tips For Choosing Your First Puppy

Choosing a puppy, which one will it be?

When we look at the whelping box, a dog lover’s heart beats faster. The little four-legged friends are so cute that you’ll want to take them all home with you. But it will be temporary. A puppy must be chosen from the group. The black, the black and white, or maybe the one with the funny markings on the chest? Despair too much. Choosing a puppy, which one will it be?

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Let the dog choose!

Choosing a puppy is always difficult, so one should always choose the puppy that immediately likes the best. When the animals are a little older, it is advisable to study their behavior closely. Is there a four-legged friend who immediately comes to meet you and your loved ones? That’s usually a good sign. If a dog shows spontaneous sympathy for an unknown person, then for some reason he is attracted to them. That is a promising basis for future collaboration.

Tips For Choosing Your First Puppy

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Behavioral studies

In every litter, there are daredevils, calmer characters, and very affectionate puppies. Canine friends should definitely take enough time to study the behavior of the littermates in detail. The puppy’s play behavior provides valuable information about its innate character traits. While there is no doubt that a dog’s character is influenced by external factors such as socialization, upbringing, and environment. However, there is no doubt that certain basic requirements have been laid down, as it were: anxious puppies only develop into confident and fearful dogs in the rarest of cases. Little robbers and pests often tend to be dominant as an adult dogs.

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When choosing a puppy, the advice of the breeder is important

A two-hour visit to the potential dogs is often not enough to get a complete picture of the individual puppies. For this reason, one should have an intensive conversation with the breeder and visit the puppies repeatedly before a final decision is made. One should trust the advice of an experienced breeder. A good breeder senses whether the dog is a potential match or not. If he fears that the dog’s future owner does not have enough experience for a dominant male, he will probably recommend a more balanced bitch.

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The Ugly Duckling

In some litters, there is a puppy that is quite different from its siblings. While the others curiously look for the strangers, he hides in fear and refuses to come out. He ignores the elated playing of his ilk. Even treat can’t lure him out of his shell. Often it is precisely this puppy that conquers the heart of the dog lover. Anxiety can easily become very problematic behavior. Anxiety biting, impurity, and other behavioral problems are not uncommon in such dogs, especially when their insecure nature is not skillfully countered in time.

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Happily merged

Ultimately, there is a lot to consider before you decide on your future dog. And that’s good too. Anyone who properly informs himself when buying a dog and who considers exactly which basic requirements can be offered to their pet creates the best conditions for harmonious cooperation.

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In case of sickness

If an animal was already demonstrably ill at the time of purchase, the breeder or seller must take the dog back, reimburse the full price or propose another dog as a replacement.

In practice, however, this often looks very different. Usually, people are guilty of this themselves, because whoever buys a dog from mass breeders, in order to save a few Dollors, is ultimately left to check. While you cannot completely protect the dog against diseases, many diseases can be detected quickly. Be sure to clean the ears, bald patches in the fur, and the non-watery nose. Does the dog often scratch itself, shake its head or rub its ass? Does he growl or pull in his tail in fear? Be sure to distance yourself from such dogs. These are sick or not positively influenced by humans.

Tips For Choosing Your First Puppy

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Without papers no guarantee scheme

Without papers and a contract, there is also no guarantee scheme. Many buyers are impressed by a pedigree that is easy to fake or successfully mailed after purchase. Don’t fall for it and take the time to study the family tree. It is a good sign when the association is affiliated with the VDH. Please check this carefully. A disclaimer is allowed, but a reputable breeder usually won’t need it. In the case of fraud, a clause such as ‘buyer agrees not to make any claim relating to bearded creature development, damage or disease’ is ineffective. It is best when the seller guarantees the pedigree and vaccination certificate, as well as that the dog is free of diseases and genetic disorders and that he is responsible within the legal framework.

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