TRICKS & TRIPS for the 1st couple weeks: This page has most of the FAQ from over the 20+ yrs we've been in business, but as time goes on new things pop up so feel free to check back from time to time for new stuff.
When potty training puppy pick puppy up & carry outside. After 2nd week puppy should be basically potty trained, then you can put puppy on harness & leash to walk out. If you don't know puppy schedule by end of 1st week please contact us for help. Easier to help create good habit then to wait 3 more weeks & have to break a now bad habit.
We now only use collars for holding the puppy name/phone # tag. We recommend harness & soft sided leash for potty training due to it allows for control over puppy entire body instead of just neck which can get damaged by collar if pulled on. this was verified by vet & trainer
Keeping in mind puppy is new to collar, harness & leash training. In order to help get puppy used to both harness & leash we recommend letting puppy run around house while wearing them. This allows puppy to get used to the feel & weight of both harness & leash other then just outside pottying.
At night put stuffed animal, chew toy, & pull dirty clothes out of laundry basket to put in kennel with puppy. This gives them your scent whenever puppy is in kennel esp at night so he/she bonds more quickly with you, also makes puppy not feel alone at night with out siblings. stuffed animal also leaves puppy feeling like they have company to cuddle with. the chew toy is so that at night if gets bored before falling asleep has something to chew on.
If you choose not to stay on our food please transition not just switch. Transitioning allows puppy easier switch from one food to another & avoids upset tummy. 70-3-, 50-50, 30-70, 100 the other food over the course of couple weeks.