Congratulations on the newest (and greatest) addition to your family! When you get a new furry friend, it’s only natural to want to spend all day cuddling and hanging out with them. Unfortunately, there are quite a few things you need to do as a new dog mom or dad to ensure that your pup stays healthy and well behaved. Not sure how to begin the training? Check out a few tips and tricks put together by our experts to help you become a potty training pro in no time:
Maintain a regular feeding schedule
While your new puppy is on the path to becoming a full-grown adult, young pups must eat more often than their adult counterparts. It’s highly important new dogs chow down at least three times a day. Sound like a lot of work? Don’t worry, the good news is that you can plan your pup’s meal times during your own!
Establish “Potty Time”
No owners biggest fan, but one of the most important to your house training rules. Your pup should be having “potty time” at least every 2-4 hours. If you decide to wait longer, your poor pup won’t be able to hold it. Setting a designated time and place for “potty time” will teach your pup that this isn’t something they can do whenever and wherever they want!
Exercise and Play
Ideally, you’re going to want to begin the day with some exercise prior to your pup’s first meal. After breakfast, try a walk around the block followed by play time. Be sure to repeat this routine throughout the day: exercise, meal, exercise, bonding time, and so on.
Reward a Job Well Done
Treats and a walk around the park will show your pup that they’re appreciated and loved. After all, training your fur friend isn’t the easiest of tasks and getting them accustomed to a new home can be quite the challenge. By creating a routine eating schedule, establishing potty habits and maintaining good quality health with exercise and play, your pup will grow up to be the best they can be!
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