What can I give my 8 week old puppy for teething?
You can find budget friendly toys, like the Nylabone starter back that will help soothe your pup’s teething needs. We don’t recommend using toys like this inside the crate if you are crate training. Get a small Kong in that scenario and call it good.
How To Use Treats In Training
If you haven’t yet grasped the value of treats in your new dog parent life, you very shortly will! Just like many other animals (and human children, too, for that matter), puppies will do just about anything for a treat they love (and often for one they are just okay with, for that matter). Dogs, especially Doodles, tend to be very food motivated. You just need to go about this the right way.
Firstly, you can’t just be doling out treats all willy-nilly. They have to be explicitly reserved for reward purposes, and your canine has to be very clear on just which of their behaviors has deserved that reward. So, for instance, say that you have been working on the command “stay,” a very useful one but tricky for wiggly little pups to get. You might feel like you’re getting there when your puppy freezes for a few seconds, but if you offer the treat when they come over to you with a lick and love, your hound might get the impression that this is what they are getting the treat for instead, and repeat this.
That’s why many owners use a clicker (a little device that makes a clear, distinct noise) or a praise word that is only used for training (good boy/girl is a little too general). Using one of these, you can highlight the exact action and let your little friend just what is expected of them in that particular situation. However, getting your pet to develop the association with the noise or word and the treat will take a little time, so patience is key when you are training your puppy.
What chews are safe for puppies?
Here, the best chew toys for puppies.
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Ideally, you should give your puppies delicious and nutritious treats that entice them to respond to training. For example, store-bought treats, meat, fruits, and vegetables are all delicious options for your puppy to savor.
So, what treats can I give my 8-week-old puppy? There are many options, but it’s best to be careful when introducing treats, especially homemade ones or table scraps.