We hope you find these tips helpful with your new puppy. This is the schedule that your puppy is used to and should be followed for continuity sake.
FIRST POTTY OF THE MORNING:
Your puppy wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30 AM.
· Take them right out of cage (but don't talk to them).
· Take them to the spot you would like them to go potty.
· Put them on grass area- back and forth saying to them "Hurry, go potty".
· As soon as they squat, say "Good puppy goes potty outside!"
· Then let them run around for a little while.
Puppy will need to go outside after the following:
The signs of having to go potty are sniffing and circling around. When you CANNOT be with your puppy, they need to go into the crate. When they are in the crate, NOTHING goes into the crate with them EXCEPT a KONG toy filled with peanut butter.
Puppy can choke on bones, stuffed toys, beds and blankets! When puppy turns 1-year old, you can then put things into the crate. Puppy can come out of the crate when they are going potty outside ALL THE TIME!
Bedtime for puppy is 10-10:30 PM. Again, they must go potty outside before going into the crate. When you put them into the crate for the night and they cry, you tell them in a low MEAN (serious) voice “NO - QUIET!” You can drape a shirt over the front of the crate so puppy can smell you and feel safer in the crate.
If puppy still cries in the crate, then you can tap the top of the crate and
again in a low voice say
For leash training- let puppy drag the leash around so puppy gets used to having the weight pulling on the collar. Then, once puppy feels comfortable, you can pick up the leash in your hand and start walking with puppy.