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Puppies and their need for a structured life and routine.

Puppies, just like their wild counterparts, have natural instincts that help them survive in the wild. These instincts include things like hunting, exploring, and establishing territories. However, when it comes to domesticated puppies, their lives are quite different from those in the wild.

Having a structured life and routine is important for puppies because it helps them adapt to their new environment and develop into well-behaved and balanced adult dogs. Here's how it compares to their wild instincts:

1. Socialization: Puppies need to be exposed to various people, animals, and environments during their early stages of development. While wild animals also interact with their surroundings, domesticated puppies require socialization with humans to become comfortable and confident around people.

2. Training: Puppies need to learn basic commands, such as sit, stay, and come, to ensure their safety and the safety of others. In the wild, instincts guide animals, while domesticated puppies rely on training to understand and follow human instructions.

3. Health and Safety: A structured life ensures puppies receive proper nutrition, exercise, grooming, and veterinary care. Wild animals rely on their instincts to find food, protect themselves, and maintain their health, whereas domesticated puppies depend on their human caregivers to provide these essentials.

4. Boundaries and Rules: Establishing boundaries and rules helps puppies understand what is acceptable behavior in a human household. Wild animals have their own set of rules and territories in the wild, but domesticated puppies require guidance from their human companions to learn appropriate behavior.

By providing a structured life and routine for puppies, we can help them adapt to our human world while still respecting their natural instincts. It ensures their well-being, happiness, and helps them become wonderful companions.

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I have a year and a half German shepherd female. She is with me almost every moment of every day. I just started kenneling her due to my new job and housing. She has started showing signs of anxiety and never wants to leave my side. Any suggestions on how I can help her?

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Adjusting to a new routine can be challenging for dogs, especially for a breed as intelligent and loyal as the German Shepherd. They often form deep bonds with their owners and can experience anxiety when separated. Here are some suggestions to help your German Shepherd adapt to the new situation:

1. Gradual Kennel Training: If she's not used to being kenneled, start slowly. Begin by placing her in the kennel for short periods while you're still home. Gradually increase the time she spends in the kennel. Make sure the kennel is comfortable, with her favorite blanket or toy, to create a positive association.

2. Exercise and Mental Stimulation: Before leaving for work, ensure she gets plenty of exercise. A long…


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