After a while, the new puppy smell may become a stinky puppy smell, and you will have to start thinking about giving your puppy a bath. There are a few things you should know before bathing a puppy. First, your puppy should be at least eight weeks old, and you should use a shampoo that is formulated for puppies’ delicate skin. Secondly, you should ease your puppy into the idea of bath time, as many dogs do not like to stand or sit in the tub. Giving your puppy time to adjust will likely make all future baths much easier. Finally, be sure your puppy is thoroughly rinsed while avoiding getting soap in her eyes and ears.
Caring for puppies can take a lot of time and energy, but the bonding between pet and owner during this time is also very rewarding. Newborn puppies are delicate, little creatures and should be primarily cared for by their mothers. Caring for a puppy after it has left its littermates and brought home is a fun and loving time. As your puppy begins to grow, you will need to ensure your puppy is getting proper exercise and nutrition.
When you bring home a puppy, you are promising to provide a lifetime of love and care in exchange for undying loyalty and companionship. This may sound a bit extreme, but the care you give your new puppy will set the stage for your future relationship. Below are several tips for Puppy Care 101. Puppies are naturally curious, and need to be kept safe. They also grow very quickly, so it’s important to feed them nutritious food. Like children, puppies learn through play and require lots of attention.
If you are embarking on an endeavor to potty train your puppy, I am sure you are asking how long does it take to potty train a puppy? The time it will take is dependent on you as well as your puppy.
As I have said repeatedly in my puppy potty training posts, the most important factor when house breaking your dog is to be consistent. The more consistent you are, the less time it will take to reliably house train your puppy. If you establish a schedule for feeding and potty break time that is consistent and the your puppy can rely on, he will train much more quickly.
The second factor in potty training your puppy, of course, is the puppy itself. Is your puppy old enough to expect him to be reliably potty trained. Any younger than eight weeks is simply too young to expect him to hold it very long. Keep in mind that he has a tiny bladder that he hasn’t gained control over yet.
One of the first tasks after finding a new puppy is potty training your dog. For first time pet owners, this can be a big concern. One of the keys to successfully potty train puppy is having the right tools and aids on hand to make the process as easy as possible, for both you and your dog.
Contain Your Puppy
While you may be tempted to let your puppy roam free throughout the house, it is actually a better idea to have him contained when you first bring him home. A dog crate is a useful item to have on hand. Crate training puppies will speed up their learning process, and the den like atmosphere of the crate will also help him feel more secure in his new surroundings. In regards to potty training, a dog crate is essential to use as a dog will not urinate where it sleeps.