Owner expectations and a new puppy

Meet Sebastiao or Baster for short. Such a sweet pup. The owners just needed a little bit of a reality check. Baster is only 12 weeks old.

At this age you should not try to teach heel or stays. You can do preliminary work on these behaviours but if you are too serious it will be frustrating for you and the puppy. It is like teaching a 7 year old square roots, just not going to work.


Remember, socialisation is not just exposure but associating all the new and potenatially scary things with something positive.
A treat will work just fine