Basic priorities for a suitable puppy’s living
The big day has arrived: you finally have a puppy of your own. It can be an amazing experience if you studied enough so as to be well prepared! This is a basic plan about what needs to happen in order your puppy to feel comfortable with is living at home.
So when you bring puppy home, you’ll need to give them your undivided attention. If you can spend time showing your puppy around, feeding them and playing with them it’ll all help to get them nice and tired before bed time.
Preparation at home
Puppies have the tendency to destroy everything in their way. They like to chew a lot. Go through the area the puppy will spend most of the time and remove anything you don’t want chewed, and anything that might destroy it.( Kids’ toys, Shoes, dirty socks, electrical cords)
Puppy’s survival kit
- Chew toys. The more…the merrier. Get a variety of types so you can figure out what kind your puppy love.
- Training treats. Use soft treats chopped into small-sized pieces.
- A good puppy-pee remover. This is for you of course not the puppy but it will make your life much easier! We talk about enzymatic cleaner. Most other types of cleaners don’t do a good enough job of eliminating the scent. If the puppy can still smell the mess on the carpet, it will likely to eliminate in the same spot again.
Sniffing and exploring
Start by letting your puppy sniff around, and then introduce them to their bed. Put a blanket from their old sleeping place that smells of their mother in your puppy’s bed. Then let them explore their new environment at their own pace.
Define its territory
It’s best not to allow the puppy access to every room right away. More access means more opportunities to get into trouble. Use baby gates and closed doors to keep the puppy where you can supervise.
Shhhh your puppy is sleeping…
If you have young children, they can easily play with the puppy too much and make your puppy feel super tired. Make it a rule that they must never wake the puppy up.
High time for house training
If your puppy start to urinate or defecate on the floor just ignore that habit because if you do otherwise you will make it feel insecure. The only thing you should do is to give rewards when your puppy urinate or defecate at the right places. Try leaving out lots of newspaper and take them outside every half hour or so.
Get them settled in
Try and get them used to be independent. For the first few nights, your puppy will probably feel anxious when they’re left alone. May be it sounds strange but a hot water bowl and a ticking clock wrapped in a blanket can be very comforting. But don’t worry too much - they’ll soon feel at home. When you check a whimpering puppy it is important that you enter the room in the instant they are quiet – this way the puppy is rewarded for quiet behaviour and doesn’t learn that you visit them when they cry. This is a handy technique to follow and is referred to as ‘Ignore the bad, praise the good and interrupt what you can’t ignore.’
Above all a schedule
Puppies are going well with routine. Decide on times for:
Potty breaks – schedule as many as possible. Puppy should have as possible walks and plays as you can. The more it plays the best it reacts and obeys to your orders.
Meals – Puppies under five-months-old should eat three meals per day. Water should be available at all times.
Bedtime and wake-up time – To give your puppy time to relieve itself, remove its access to anything that probably interrupts its peace and relaxation.