A Puppy's 10 Commandments
The 10 Commandments of Owning a Puppy
Here are the ten things every puppy must have to live a happy, healthy life as told from the point of view of a
Feed me twice a day a good quality food that has all the nutrients I need so I can grow up big and strong. Once
in the morning, so I have energy for the day and again at night so I don’t beg for table scraps.
Keep my water bowl filled at all times. I need lots of water because I am so active. I will drink all day, but
never too much—just enough so that I stay properly hydrated.
Buy me a toy that is okay for me to chew on. I have the need to chew. It is what puppies with developing teeth
do. I don’t like getting in trouble for chewing on something that I am not supposed to.
Help me get the exercise I need. I am growing and very active. Take me on walks and play with me everyday.
I need attention and love. Every day pay attention to me. Teach me tricks and things to do so you
will be pleased with me and I will receive treats and praise.
Be sure to reward me when I do what is right. The more reward I am given for doing what I am supposed to, the
more obedient I will be.
Provide me with a place to sleep that I know is mine. Make sure it is safe and warm and not too far from
Teach me where I am supposed to go to the bathroom. I will have to do this several times a day. And be patient
with me while I learn and forgiving if I make a mistake or two in those first few days.
As I grow I will need friends. Allow me the ability to socialize with other dogs when the time is right.
Be sure to take me to the Vet for all the shots I will need and a yearly check up. At times I will get
sick and possibly injured. Please take care of me and take me to the Vet when I need no matter what the