It’s not just you who has to be a good neighbor! Your dog does, too. Luckily, you can socialize your puppy from a young age to learn to be a good neighbor. Here’s how!
- Keep Them Off. When you walk your puppy, don’t let them go onto any private property unless you have prior permission.
- Manage Barking. If your dog barks outside, bring them indoors. If they still bark a lot, seek professional training.
- Keep Them In Health. Take them to the vet for regular checkups, keep them up-to-date with vaccinations and anti-parasite care, and make sure they eat well.
- Don’t Allow Fence Running. Keep your dog, especially if they are a bigger breed, from fence running with close supervision.
- Proper ID. Make sure your puppy had a collar and ID tag for easy identification, and register your dog according to your local laws and regulations.
- Pick Up After Them. Make sure you always clean up after your puppy. Bring poop bags on walks, fix or pay for damage caused by them, and clean up muddy footprints.
- Keep Them On A Leash. Don’t let your puppy roam around loosely outdoors. It can be dangerous to them and to others, no matter how well-behaved they usually are!
- Keep It Fun. Let your puppy meet other dogs in the neighborhood. Go for group walks, visit the local dog park, and arrange play dates!
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