Step 1: Supply him with great chew toys and keep him busy, especially during his first year. Consult your trusted veterinarian to find out which toys or bones are safe for your dog.
Make sure to keep them away from any equipment, children’s toys, and other favorite objects.
Step 2: Make him a big, firm bed. That padded support is necessary to keep your body giant and protect your sensitive joints. The Great Dane does best with close companionship, so locating his bed close to yours is recommended for comfort and peace of mind.
Step 3: Protect your pet from slips and falls by placing non-slip rugs or mats throughout the house. A Great Dane dog is prone to joint and bone injuries. Placing heavy mats on all doors helps prevent slips and falls from your fast and furious movements in and out of the home.
Train your Great Dane Step 1: Teach him to obey basic obedience commands. Due to their large size and strength, a Dane can be a problem if not trained but remember that they can also be sensitive. He will respond best to happy, consistent, positive training methods that use treats and lots of verbal praise.
Step 2: Socialize your young Dane. Teach him to walk on a leash and take him for walks regularly. A pleasant walk around the block to greet the neighborhood kids, meet new friends, listen to the sounds of the street, and smell the aromas of the area will help you get comfortable with people, other animals, and the outdoors.
Keep in mind that while you need plenty of exercises to stay healthy, you shouldn’t be doing so much to the point of stressing your growing bones, joints, and ligaments. Keep walks short.
Step 3: Train him to be comfortable in moving vehicles. Take him on car rides as much as possible and include his favorite blanket and a toy to relieve the stress of the trip.
A bigger car, van, or shopping truck may be good options for him. Advice and Warning Your Great Dane depends on you, he needs the care and guidance that only you can provide.
Spend as much time with him as possible because he is an important part of your family.
Stay informed about the latest studies on their nutrition, supplements, and medications by reading breed magazines, books, and talking to your vet frequently.