New Puppy Training Schedule

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New Puppy Schedule

We hope you find these tips helpful with your new puppy.

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.

FEEDING TIME:
When your puppy comes back into the house, it is feeding time. Food is put down for 15 minutes. Whatever they do not eat gets picked up.  About 15 to 30 minutes afterward, they will need to go outside to go poopy.

POTTY SCHEDULE:

Puppy will need to go outside after the following:

  • first thing in the morning
  • after eating am & pm
  • waking up from a nap
  • playing excessively
  • coming out of the crate

Example of Puppy Schedules

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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 or playpen.

Puppy can choke on bones, stuffed toys, beds and blankets! So be careful about what you put in their enclosure with them.

BEDTIME:

Bedtime for puppy is 10-10:30 PM. Again, they must go potty outside before going into their enclosure.  When you put them back into their enclosure for the night and they cry, you tell them in a low and (serious) voice “NO – QUIET!”

If puppy still cries in the crate, then you can tap the top of the crate and again in a low voice say
“NO – QUIET!”

Here is a post about puppy crying that might be helpful if your puppy won’t be quiet.

NOT INTO THE CRATE IDEA?

TRY POOCHIE BELLS OR BOTH EVEN…

Poochie Bells for training dogs

Poochie Bells

3 step training instructions

  • STEP ONE – INTRODUCTION – Hang PoochieBells inside the house on a doorknob or hook next to the door your dog exits to go out and leave it there so it is accessible at all times for your dog to ring.
  • STEP TWO – ASSOCIATION – Every time you let your dog out to potty, bring the dog to the bells to sniff, ring them, and state a command such as “Outside, ring your bells!”, praise the dog, then take him/her out to potty. We do not recommend playing with or giving the dog a treat at that time. You want him/her to associate ringing the bells with potty time only.\
  • STEP THREE – PRAISE AND REPEAT – Throughout conditioning, continue your command, be consistent and praise your dog for their attention and wanted behavior. Consistency is key.

BUY POOCHIE BELLS ON AMAZON HERE!

LEASH TRAINING

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.

For additional tips, visit our GENERAL TIPS section.

Recommended Puppy Books

How to Raise the Perfect by Cesar Millan

How to Raise the Perfect by Cesar Millan

Everybody dreams of having a perfect dog – one that is happy, healthy, well-balanced, and socializes well with other animals and people. Cesar Millan shows you how to make this dream a reality in “Raising the Perfect Puppy.”




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Phone: 360-448-1477
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  1. Peo12-29-12

    The key to success is the tminig of IN and OUT. Young puppies take IN food or water and usually within 15 or 20 minutes, they pee or poop OUT. So your job is to get the puppy to where you want him to be in time for that OUT moment. I understand that you have a life and you won’t always be there, even if you are just answering the phone. So cleanup is part of the process of potty training dogs. It’s gonna happen till he can learn to control it so be prepared for that.1. Take him outside (and stay till he’s done or a long time has gone by with no results):As soon as he wakes up in the morning (You don’t have to be awake.. much!)Right after his breakfastRight after his lunchRight after his napsRight after taking him out of his crateRight after his dinnerRight after any snacks of much sizeRight before his bedtimeIf he whimpers in the nightPraise him in a cheery voice when he produces.2. Only feed him and give him water when you can take him outside right away. Especially in a hot or dry climate, you would normally never let dogs be without access to fresh water, but for the weeks that you are training, this limitation will speed up the potty training process for your dog. There will be fewer accidents and so the dog will more quickly learn what you want. But use your judgment about any risk of dehydration.3. When he does pee or poop where you don’t want him to, quietly clean it up in a matter-of-fact way. This isn’t a time to talk either loving or annoyed talk to him; essentially ignore him while you do the cleanup. Certainly never yell or physically punish him in any way.4. When you and he are both home, keep him with you as much as you can, whether at your side (a leash can be handy for this once he accepts it), in a confined area, or in a crate, or otherwise nearby. (If you are crate-training, do keep the puppy in the crate as little as possible.) Keep in mind that you are building a relationship at the same time that you are teaching him one of his first lessons. Think sometimes about what the world must look like from his perspective, filled with giants who are sometimes very loving and other times confusingly angry. Practice patience!Potty training dogs isn’t always fun. you are waiting for the puppy to go, in whatever your climate can dish up and at all times of day or night. If the puppy is running loose in a safe place, this is a good time to do a few stretching exercises while keeping an eye on him. Even if the puppy is on a leash, you may be able to do some simpler ones. If you do a bit of gardening or something else, be sure it doesn’t get your attention so much that you are distracted from your job of watching the puppy every moment, so you know when he has done his job.Don’t take him back in the house the very moment he has done his stuff. He is likely to notice that the fun of being outside ends abruptly once he eliminates, and this is not an idea you want him to come up with!I train my puppies by saying “Do your stuff!”just as they pee or poop. After they have heard the phrase maybe a few dozen times, you can begin using it to encourage them just before they are actually doing their stuff. Eventually, it will be helpful when you are walking them as adults. I must admit I have never had a dog who heard me say that and always immediately performed, but it does help them get the idea. It’s just part of my routine for potty training my dogs.If you are clicker-training, you could click when the dog did his stuff where you wanted him to, then give him a treat a few moments later, when he is done.Physically, puppies vary in how old they are before they have control of elimination, but if you bring your puppy home around the age of 8 weeks, which is considered the ideal age, expect a month or two of accidents. They will become rarer as this time goes on.Good Luck. Hope I helpedReferences :

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