Training Tips


  1. Potty Training….

Potty training can be frustrating if you find yourself unsuccessful.  We have found that providing a schedule for the puppy when feeding allows for the best potty training results.  After the puppy shows no interests in the food or water put down for them, take the food and water dish away.  Immediately take the puppy outside to go to the bathroom.  The puppy may take up to 15 mins to complete their business, but they will go to the bathroom not too soon after eating.  Take the puppy out at least every 2 hours when able and provide water while outside for the puppy.

  1. Feeding…

The puppy should be fed two times per day.  The puppy receives their first feeding of the day in the morning.  The second feeding of the day is in the evening a few hours before bed.  The amount given per feeding is 1 cup of food and should be increased accordingly per the growth of your puppy.

  1. Kennel Training…

It is suggested by Family Doodles First that for at least the first 6 months after taking your new puppy home, you should consider kennel training.  The kennel should not be used as a place for punishment.  Never kennel your puppy because he/she did something wrong.  The kennel must be made a good place for the puppy.  Each time you put the puppy in the kennel reward he/she with a treat and praise.  Do the same thing when letting the puppy out of the kennel.  Once you know the puppy is behaving in the manner in which you wish, it is suggested that at that time you may change your kenneling habits accordingly.

  1. Teething/chewing…

Like all babies a new puppy is teething.  Due to the teething your new puppy may like to bite and chew a lot.  It is suggested that you provide your new puppy with chew toys to help ease the discomfort of teething.  If you find your puppy biting at you a lot, it needs to be reprimanded immediately.  Stopping the habit sooner, while they are young, will help alleviate bigger problems in the future.  If you need any suggestions on how to reprimand the biting behavior, I am always available for training advice.

**Please remember that this guide is primarily a suggestion on how to make the transition from our home to your home for both the puppy and your family easier.  The above listed actions and tips have been proven to work for us time and time again.**