As hour two approaches with your new pooch, make sure you do your best to have more playtime with her, then follow it up with a nice walk for that little bit of exercise. Start out with balls and some toys, this is a chance to really see what your pooch likes. Of course there are two type of energy dogs, high energy being one of them. The high energy will be most likely playing with the variety that you bring out, but sometimes there might be that one toy that she might prefer over the other. Now, with a more timid pooch they might not be too keen on the toys, so take it very slow with her. You also have that rare dog that is both high energy and high prey this is when some would call “toy crazy”.
Now some might ask what if my pooch is not prey driven or toy driven, is that normal? Yes, this is normal. Some dogs have very little prey drive and don’t like toys. If your pooch fits in this category then try giving her some treats, this is helping make a positive connection between you and her. Even if your new best friend likes toys do try to give her treats every now and then. Try a variety of treats, some are more preferable than others.
As your second hour comes to a close, take a walk because walking your pooch especially very high energy dogs will help get them exercise. If she doesn’t like the leash then bring some treats, this will also reinforce good leash manners as well. The training begins after this walk. And lastly, slowly start taking the leash off while she is in the house and let her off a little bit at a time.
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