Consistency is key when training your pet. Setting a daily routine for your puppy will help them acclimate to their new home more quickly and establish expectations for both of you.
Set feeding times for your puppy so they get used to eating at the same time each day.
Walk it out
At first, keep walks short and often throughout the day. As time goes on, you can build up your time in between walks and bathroom breaks to help your puppy build up bladder strength. New puppies need several opportunities for bathroom breaks to help avoid accidents in the house.
Puppies tend to be big chewers and like to chew on anything they can. Chew toys are a great way to redirect your puppy’s attention to appropriate toys and away from objects that you don’t want your puppy to destroy. Watch your puppy with a new toy until you know it is safe for them and be sure they are unable to swallow any small pieces.
Their crate or bed should be in the room you would like your puppy to sleep in. Their sleeping space should be safe, puppy-proof, easily accessible, and quiet. Your puppy will take some time getting used to your new home and being alone during sleep time. Don’t forget that puppies are very young and might whine when left alone. You can set up a white noise machine to help your puppy feel more comfortable.
Training helps with physical and mental stimulation for your puppy. Training will help strengthen your relationship with your new puppy and will also help with basic manners and socialization. Our partners at Barking Hound Village can assist you with training through private sessions, group classes, and more.
Prevent Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety can quickly become an issue for puppies, especially if you’re working from home often. You can help prevent separation anxiety by making your puppy’s crate a fun place to be. Try placing a toy and some treats in their crate and leaving for short trips. This will help them connect positive experiences with being alone. Don’t make a big fuss of coming or going, and they’ll soon become accustomed to it.