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I have a new puppy. I do have experience, but what are your tips?

She is a pretty little mini shnauzer we named Sophie. :)


Asked by SusieD250 at 1:52 AM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Pets

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  • That doesn't sound like good advice anon! Seriously! I agree with KaceesMom, crate train you pup. This is a huge help when you are potty training your pup. Also, feed your pup on a schedule this will help you when you are potty training also. If you schedule the feeding, you will schedule when your dog goes potty. Make sure to teach your dog manners also! Teach your pup early that it is not okay to jump on people. Teach the pup how to sit and lay down on command. Most of all, make sure you enjoy you puppy! Don't get too frustrated when your pup has accidents in the house (potty training takes time).

    Have fun with the new addition to your family! Sophie is an adorable name!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • kennel train your new puppy. It's great for potty training and the dog has their very own place to call home or a "den." BE CONSISTANT with anything you do. GL!!! Enjoy the puppy breath!

    Answer by KaceesMom at 2:00 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Take her back while you still can! LOL!! Seriously I had a puppy for one week, took her back and adopted an older dog from a rescue shelter. He is excellent...Never potties in the house and is great!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Make sure the puppy has a schedule,and gets enough fresh water and exercise during the warmer months as they can easily overheat Also they cannot be left alone in the yard because they will get into things and could get hurt,or get away.They are alot of work,but being consistent pays off.Chewies are very important cause puppies are teethinLook up on

    Answer by mel59 at 1:41 AM on Mar. 17, 2009