Preparing in advance is ideal so you can begin immediately and consistently. Puppies typically will not potty where they sleep so you have a couple of options.
Bedtime Outdoor training ….
1) use a crate allowing only enough room to turn around. Should they wake up during the night needing to go potty they would typically whine in which case you can take them outside.
Bedtime Indoor training…
Provide a rectangular pen (close to your bed) that allows enough room for a bed at one end and a pee pad at the opposite end.
A rectangular pen is ideal where you spend most of your time during the day. This will allow the puppy to stay safe with all his/her needs met (bed, food & water, pee pad) while you concentrate on cooking etc
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Dog Training Doorbells
Bell training is best taught after your dog seems to prefer to go outside to potty and you would like to give them a good way to communicate that to you. This works especially well for dogs who only have a few accidents or have accidents by the door. Teaching your dog to ring the doorbell prevents them from needing to resort to such uncivilized behavior such as scratching on the door or barking to tell you to let them out.
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Harnesses, Donut Beds, Igloos
I recommend a harness rather than collar for safety reasons. View fabrics at Mr Wags to special order your desired fabric. I keep cute male and female designs on hand if you want to purchase directly from me and if you want to pick your own fabric just send me your 1st and 2nd choice and I can have them make it for you for and have it here when you pick up your puppy. $25.00. Debbie makes very nice Igloos and Donut beds with unique fabrics for all her products. Most of her products are special orders and her turn around is about 2-3 weeks so order early. Visit her website to view all of her many fabrics.
Health & Wellness
Puppies generally have 28 temporary teeth called puppy teeth or milk teeth that start coming in at about four weeks of age. They generally fall out between 14 and 30 weeks and are replaced by 42 adult teeth.
Puppies who are teething may eat slightly less and chew more. Hard rubber or chews made especially for dogs are a good investment to prevent household damage (or your ankles).
Even though the puppy teeth don’t normally last long enough to have any serious problems. It’s important to get your young puppy used to a dental care regime. Gently reach into his mouth and rub his/her gums and teeth. This will get them used to having someone’s fingers in his mouth and will make future dental care much easier. I use a soft cloth or a kids toothbrush.
Use toothpaste that is specially formulated for dogs. These come in a variety of dog-friendly flavors. NEVER use human toothpaste. You can purchase in your own local vet, online or a PetSmart or PetCo. C.E.T. or Enzadent Enzymatic Toothpaste; Complete Oral Care Spray or Gel.
If puppy teeth linger much longer than 30 weeks (7-8 moths), ask your vet if these need to be removed. Doing so in the same appointment as the spay/neuter will keep from going under anesthesia twice.
Comfort and Soothing
- Reduces negative behaviors resulting from anxiety, such as whining and barking, through natural instinct, not medication
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- Helps puppies transition to their new home and sleep throughout each night
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- Pulsing heartbeat lasts up to two weeks of 24/7 use with two AAA alkaline batteries (included)
- Easy to clean, the Snuggle Puppy is machine washable with the heart removed