We all know bringing home a new puppy is so exciting, but the first day home is essential to teach the puppy the rules of the house.
Crate training on day 1. Put the crate in the living room or the most common room of the house. Leave the door wide open with a toy and a blanket in the crate. Once the puppy has had time to sniff and realize the crate is not a threat you can put treats in it to entice them to enter the crate. Once the puppy is comfortable going in and out of the crate you can move the crate to its forever place. Leave the door wide open and allow the puppy to come and go as they please.
When I leave to go to the store I put the dogs in their crates and as soon as I get home I let them out of their crates and outside to play. Also, my dogs don’t sleep in their crates at night, but if that’s what you want make sure you let the pup out side for enough time for them to get all of their potty needs out of the way before going to bed for the night.
Below is a picture of the type of crate I use for my dogs.
Hope this helps anyone just getting a puppy.
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