Getting used to basic care
The basic care of a puppy includes regular check-ups of the fur, skin, paws, eyes, ears and teeth. When caring for a puppy, it’s good to remember that each wash, nail clipping or ear cleaning is a learning situation, which will get the puppy used to being handled and treated by people. It is also best to start dental hygiene when the dog is still a young puppy, as it can be challenging to get an older dog used to brushing its teeth.
A dog’s nails should be clipped regularly – at the latest when you can hear them clicking against the floor. Dogs don’t usually like this, but it has to be done anyway. Too long nails can cause deformities in the dog’s toes and the nail may eventually break.