Did you know that a destructive dog, one that rips nearly anything that he or she can, is one that is bored? If you wish to keep your dog from doing these things, training will only go so far. Instead, make sure that you give him some challenging yet fun toys to play with. It will keep his mind business and his teeth out of your sofa.
When bringing a dog home for the first time, it is likely that your children will want to play and be near it. Yet, as part of their dog care, they need time to look around and get familiar with the place first. Do not let many people rush and want to hold, pet and handle the dog at first. Soon, he will come to you.