Remember, your new pet looks to you for direction, comfort and protection. Everything is new to him, so he may not be playful and frisky at first. Be patient. Talk to him. Puppies and young dogs may not know people vocabulary, but they soon learn to respond to your voice and commands. Speak to him often and gently, and always treat him kindly.
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW DOG TO:
Introduce your dog to his area as soon as soon as you bring him home. Put him in his crate with his toys at first and show him the location of his food and water bowls. Your dog will soon know which special little corner of your house is his. Respect his right to be undisturbed while he is resting, sleeping, or eating.
Many children love puppies and vice versa. But its important to teach your children about proper animal care. Introduce your puppy or new dog to children gradually, during short, supervised periods of time. Children must learn not to pull a dogs tail or ears, squeeze or poke him, make loud, threatening noises or move toward him too rapidly. If they are brought up togeather correctly they will have a bond for life.