You brought home a new little furry best friend. It’s just a crate tray with puppy pads and then fake grass on top of that. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you don't have other dogs, let your puppy safely explore your home. During the first week with your new puppy, it’s likely they’ll need their first round of vaccinations. Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for the family but for the puppy, it can be a very scary experience as it is taken away from its mother and siblings and put into a new environment with people that it’s never met before. It was very exciting and I was so nervous if she would like her new place. The first few weeks are crucial for the puppies since they are still very vulnerable to outside factors which would mean that they need protection in the utmost possible way. In this first week, we have had our ups and downs and I wanted to share some of our experiences with you guys, as you have helped us immensely in our first week. The first week was about introducing her to the things we want her to be comfortable with her entire life. Then, once I take him out (he has a little extra energy) I take him on a quick walk. If you’ve raised a puppy before then you probably know this is where the real fun begins (sarcasm…this is actually when you learn that you do not get to sleep your first night home with a new puppy).QUICK TIP: Check out this blog post if you want to know everything you should expect from your 8 week old puppy.. We live on the 3rd floor, and we carry her down every time she has slept and eaten and if she has been awake for an hour (we try to avoid this), and it seems as though she got the point, the accidents she did have were our fault only. By the fourth week, the pup should be able to walk. At 8-12 weeks i basically had her nap 2 hrs for every 1 hr she was awake. I put it outside on my balcony and took her out there most times. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. It looks like you might be posting about crate training. Mine is a chewer and unfortunately, he’ll eat at rope toys. Lessons for the first month I've talked to so many people, seen comments all over reddit on how shopping for a dog is immoraly wrong cause there are dogs in the shelter. 99% Upvoted. Put ur dog in the crate at night beside your bed as easily as u can. This is also why the puppy’s growth and other factors should be focused on day by day and week after week. About the Book Author. I have read a few posts about working for food and I think we are also going to try that. Sort by. 46 comments. I also wipe her paws and belly down with a wet cloth or a puppy wipe once we come in. You can also order real grass every 2 weeks from many sellers who do porch potties. Kong toys have been great, and rope toys are her favourite. A good while ago, I brought my new puppy home. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. Do you have a balcony? But, if you’re breeding your dog, the first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life are going to be full of exciting events. This way, she got the idea of needing to wait to go outside, and didn’t have to wait while I put my shoes on and ran down the stairs with her. Our biggest challenge is definitely house training. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Your first days and weeks with your new pup will greatly influence the next 10 to 15-plus years you share with your new family member. Inside is saver as they won't run away off-leash, but if your pup is like mine, outside should be fine too if there are no other people and dogs around. Posted by. “I love my puppy now that he’s 6 months old!” Good luck, I had absolutely auwful puppy blues the first month, wishing you a better run at it. Last friday we picked up our puppy, Vera, at 8 weeks old. The first day with your new puppy will involve traveling, whether it’s a short distance from the shelter or a local breeder or a long ride in a car or the cabin of a plane. We change the pads every 2 days. Puppy’s First Week. I would say if she’s zooming around for 2.5 hours at that age, she’s probably overtired. Puppies are energetic and clumsy, so expect him to knock a few things over during his first few weeks at home. So here's mine, in hopes it helps someone else. :) I've had my puppy since he was 8 weeks old and now he's a little over 12 weeks. Learn which puppy toys, treats, gear, and more the AKC recommends. Another topic that is worrisome during the first few weeks is the sleeping arrangements. Imagine living with your litte rmates and parents for 8 weeks and then suddenly you are being taken away by strangers and separated for the first time.. My partner & I are bringing home an 8 week Golden Aussie puppy the first week of January. I had horrible, horrible puppy blues. The stage is set. We have tried feeding her immediately after waking up, but that's when accidents happen. Select a room for the puppy where he will be isolated from other pets at first and away from breakable items. But I learned from a class there should be toys the dog is free to play with and those they play with you. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. A puppy’s behavior between 12 and 16 weeks can vary remarkable due to their early life experiences, says Pamela Barlow, an animal behavior counselor at the ASPCA. I also found that taking her for a walk did wonders in the morning. A new puppy checklist is a great starting point before welcoming a dog into your home. This will be our first puppy - I've had two growing up buy my parents did the bulk of the actual training. I got a “porch potty” which is basically a piece of fake grass / turf on a tray. The trick is also to help teach him to play on his own. Name, working for food, nail clippers etc. Press J to jump to the feed. New Puppy Tips - Surviving the First Week // Did you recently get a new puppy, need new puppy tips for puppy training? It does help somewhat, but it takes a long time for her to calm down. It keeps them busy, exhausts them and gives you a moment to relax. We also introduced her to the brushes and the nail clippers (we didn't use any of these things, we just let her sniff and put them in her mouth to investigate). Like a human newborn, your puppy will sleep a lot at first. The first lessons you do with your puppy should be “Tell and Show.” Say a command while you do the commanded action. When I was in the first week or two of bringing my puppy home I really enjoyed reading "1 month in" posts by other people in this subreddit - lessons learned, progress updates, and that kind of thing. With our Aussie we focused on crate, name and toilet training for the first week. We’re in this together! What helps our GSD pup (now 15 weeks) with zoomies and overall hyper behavior is to play chase inside (when possible) or outside. Puppies thrive on schedules and predictable expectations, and lots of snuggles and chew toys! Once he's getting bitey, we know he's tired so he goes into a forced nap (in his crate/playpen with water and no attention. What's her morning routine? A puppy needs to adapt to the environment, to new people or new dogs. The first few nights at home may be difficult for both you and your pup. Thank you! how long? I thought I had adopted a high energy breed and I wasn’t prepared to handle her, and of course, as puppies, they are destructive and LUNATICS that run around your house at full blast. We had one play date with a vaccinated dog, and one friend come over in the first week, and built the socilaistion more and more as time went on (we are still doing this). And what I quickly learned in the first week is that I pretty much did nothing to assist my parents when they got our dog growing up. In this first week, we have had our ups and downs and I wanted to share some of our experiences with you guys, as you have helped us immensely in our first week. Check out our wiki article on crate training - the information there may answer your question. To review, when raising a goldendoodle puppy, the best tools you can have in your belt are patience, a good sense of humor and consistency. Sarah Hodgson is a dog and puppy behavior expert and the author of many bestselling books on dog training. They’re attention hungry and only want to play with you, but it’s okay to sometimes ignore them and praise them when they chew on their toy or their bully stick or whatever. It was honestly debilitating my first week, to the point of minor panic attacks. If a puppy is going to sleep in your bed be prepared to have a full size dog in your bed with you later on. I want to make sure my puppy is properly socialized/gets enough activity and we estbalish a routine but I don't want to over do it. Here are 5 tips for how to train puppies during their first week home. Your First Week With a Goldendoodle Puppy Is Challenging, But You Got This! We have now reached a routine, where most of the day is going very well, and we alternate well between walks, play and sleep, it's just the mornings we struggle with, so any advice in that regard would be lovely! Your canine newcomer is just itching to learn household manners. What should I be focusing on in the first few weeks?- Name/basic obedience- Crate training- Potty training- Harness/leash- Walks? Your pup will learn how to entertain themselves, it just takes time. What to expect in your dog s first year according these reddit posts 50 adorable puppies celebrate national puppy day bored panda this mama comforting her on it as a police trending 28 rescue pets their home from the shelter dodo how often should newborn sweetpuppies amino pawternity leave make most of week with new 29 who are… Read More » This is also a good opportunity to make those introductions with your vet so you always have a point of contact should you need them. I was the most mentally and physically exhausted that I can remember ever being in my life. You’re ready for the exciting event. If you don't have time for playing with your pup, mental stimulation with a kong or puppy puzzle works great too. 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