Tess and Liza
Yesterday I bought Cesar Millan's newest book on raising a puppy and have read about half of it, so more questions may be forthcoming. He states that when you bring a puppy home, the best thing is to have it stay in a rather confined area (of course not in the garage or so but not giving the pup the entire space of your first floor (and further). Then, after a few days of so, give it a bit more space until after a few weeks you have introduced the puppy to the entire house. If I understand him correctly, it's important that you as 'boss' allow the pup to expand the territory, instead of letting the pup roam around from the beginning on its own and explore. I'm a bit confused about this. I thought that it would be nice for my pup to follow me around if she wanted, instead of being confined to an area in the kitchen where she can hear me moving around ( we having a real open floorplan) but not be able to actually come to me. I like a lot of his ideas, but this is a bit confusing.