How to pick the pup up.

BY Dennis Fisher.

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You must also be careful how you pick up the pup and carry him outside.

There is a recommended technique that can be quite easily learned.  Donít grab him suddenly by the legs, either front or back, or by the scruff of his neck.


The easiest way to pick your pup up is to place your hand under his chest with one hand, starting at his rump between  his tail  and extending your hand until it is far forward and  firmly placed under his chest.  You can easily pick him up with one hand.  Once you have used one hand to place under his chest, use the other hand to steady him while he is being carried.