Is one the reasons you want your own place . . . so you can finally own a dog?
If yes, the following video shows a few tips about new puppy ownership so your newest family addition does not destroy your new home!
If no, maybe you can pick up a tip to share with a friend.
When to Bring the Puppy Home
Pick a day where you will be home for several days in a row. Let the puppy get used to your routine. When I brought my new puppy home, my friend said, “Remember you are training Contessa to your schedule.” Because of that advice, if I am in a time crunch, my dog knows to get her business done on command.
- Run free with a fenced-in yard
- They know where their business is to be conducted
- Play with your new puppy for bonding time and tiring them out
- Identify your dog
- Remove collar when at home or when they are in their crate
- Playpen to keep your puppy and your furniture safe
- Only use for short term use
- Puppy pads (make sure they don’t eat the pad!) I rewarded my dog every time she picked up something in her mouth and gave it to me. When her tail is straight up in the air and she is pacing, I learned that is her signal; she wants to be celebrated. “What do you have?” I get my answer when I open her mouth to find socks, broken glass and screws. Perhaps if I was a better housekeeper, she wouldn’t find those things on the floor. Fortunately, I remembered my friend’s advice to train her to my lifestyle. No one wants to take their dog to surgery to remove washcloths, rocks and/or bones pilfered from the garbage.
Do you have any new home – new puppy advice?
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