Welcome Home to Your New Pet!

Welcome Home to Your New Pet!

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So you have just brought the newest member of your family home, congratulations! But what now? Pets Direct has every pet care item that you need to make your pet’s new home as warm and comfortable as possible. An addition to the family increases everything; joy, mess and cost. But with Pets Direct, you can avoid the huge price tags that come along with premium quality products. From pet food, to pet play we supply a huge array of high quality items that are available at a huge discount of up to 70% off retail prices!

Recent statistics have shown that the number of people adopting dogs is higher than ever and so this blog focuses on welcoming your new dog home. It is important to set up a comfortable, safe and warm home for your dog to sleep in. Pets Direct has a range of dog baskets, toys and treat to keep your pet happy.

Training your dog is a difficult but ultimately rewarding task which must be started as early on as possible to avoid problems in the future. Dogs instinctively pick up on the habits as they are pack animals and communal behaviour is inbuilt.

When you begin training, it is essential to pick an area that is free from distraction so that you have and can maintain your dog’s attention. Perhaps most important of all is to make sure that any training sessions you do have are fun! Your commands need to be clear and consistent to ensure your dog associates your signals with a particular command. Combining hand and verbal signals is more effective than using one technique alone. Positive reinforcement with treat or a toy can help accelerate the learning process too.

Feeding time can always be a challenge. Dogs can become particularly possessive over their food and can develop some bad habits. Over-possessive dogs may become fiercely protective over their food bowl and also lead to them ‘bolting’ their food – this is where they consume their food too quickly without chewing properly which can potentially lead to digestive problems. The best way to avoid problems at dinner time is to establish good eating habits. It is good practice to temporarily move or remove the food bowl during feeding time to prevent such habits developing.

Perhaps one of the most important things to remember is to give your dog some time alone. Whilst depriving yourself of cuddles and play with your new pet may sound difficult and unnecessary, it is important. Giving your dog some time away from you and members of the family help to foster and strengthen bonds between you and also helps to teach your dog that it is ok to be alone.

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