By Turid Rugaas
A puppy is a treasure, to be handled with care and raised with love and attention. It must feel welcome and safe, a part of our family. While growing, with patience, we can help him to become a healthy adult, social and self-confident. To accompany a puppy through his growth stages is a fascinating and unique experience, although not always easy.
In this video, Turid guides us through the mental and physical development of the puppy, from the puppy’s birth to adolescence, giving useful advice on how to introduce the puppy into his new home, and some suggestions of what to do (and not to do) with your puppy.
“Fear periods, the teaching of inhibition, learning to respect others’s properties…If you know about these periods, these development periods, you can avoid a lot of problems and you have a better chance of getting a well-blanced, harmonic dog.” Turid Rugaas
Turid Rugaas has been working with dogs for more than forty years. At the end of the 80’s, along with her colleague, she studied, described and systemised “calming signals” in dogs. Her book and videos on the subject in their numerous translations have been, and are, among the best sellers in the specific field, where they constitute recognised points of reference all over the world. The competence and originality of the operative ideas and proposals complement and teach in such a way that Turid Rugaas is sought after for both her complete courses and campus and also for conferences and symposiums in every corner of the world. The message is loud and clear: instruction and “gentle” training based on positive association and exclude those based on the negative.