✓ GO OUTSIDE OFTEN WITH THEM: Take your puppy outside to go to the bathroom 10-15 minutes prior to eating.
✓ Proof is in the poop! Talk about your puppy's poop more than you think! Stool will say a lot about their overall health
✓ Puppies cannot control their bladder until they are approx. 4-6 months old so be patient and take them out often!
✓ TEACH THEM MANNERS: Have your puppy sit and wait before eating to help teach patience.
✓ Be consistent with keywords which will make housetraining easier.
✓ Reward good behavior! (i.e., positive reinforcement or treats!)
✓ Consistency, attention, understanding, and patience are all key in housetraining
✓ TRY AN INTERACTIVE FEEDER:
Eating too fast? Try using a lick mat or enrichment toy to help slow them down from our Messy Mutts
✓ Feed several small meals throughout the day for the first 6 months.
✓ Introduce grooming early on (i.e., trimming nails, brushing, bathing)
✓ Mental stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation! Try enrichment toys from our Messy Mutts collection!
✓ Leave the raw food on the counter for a few minutes to help take the chill out prior to feeding.
✓ DON'T FORGET YOUR PHONE: Take a lot of pictures! They grow up way too fast!