If you just purchased a blue heeler puppy, you have already likely seen how high-energy these dogs can be. Because of this, you need to learn how to take proper care of this breed to ensure you and your dog are happy. To help you get started, follow the two tips below.
Dog Obedience School
You should consider putting your puppy in dog obedience school. Blue heelers are known to be very smart. Teaching them obedience will help your dog to be even better while in your home. Look for a dog obedience school in your area that offers classes. You may ask them if they have a small class or, in the beginning, try one-on-one training.
The dog obedience instructor will first teach your dog to sit if it does not already know how to do this. Once they do this, they can help your dog with basic commands like leave it and stay. This will take time to learn but will be very helpful once your dog learns these skills.
The instructor will also help your dog with socialization with other dogs, as well as people. They will ask you to take your dog around people and other animals also. If your new puppy is not potty-trained yet, the instructor can also help you with this. The instructor can help your dog learn how to walk properly while you are walking them on a leash.
It is of utmost importance that you make sure your new puppy gets enough exercise. They will need this exercise throughout their life. If your puppy does not it will damage your home as it will have too much energy built up.
If you currently live in an apartment, then you need to find an area where your new puppy can run at least once every day for an hour or so. Look into dog parks in your area or find a friend that has a very large yard. If you live in a home that has a backyard then you need to ensure it is fenced in. This way, you can set your new puppy free so it can run as much as it wants.
Exercise will not only ensure your new puppy stays healthy as it grows, but it will be much calmer for you and your family while inside your home. A high-energy dog can sometimes injure people if it has not been trained well.
Following these two tips will make raising your new puppy much easier for you and your family. For more information about dog obedience lessons in your area, contact a local obedience school.