Month: June 2020

What To Expect for Week 1 With Your New Teacup Puppy

Having a teacup puppy for the first time can be very exciting. Not only are these tiny animals cute and adorable, but they can also serve as the perfect home companion, especially for kids. But maybe you want to know right now what to expect for week1 with your new teacup puppy. Well, what follows are some tips that can make this first week with your puppy fun and exciting.

You can expect your puppy to settle in

The first week is really all about settling in. Your concern for this week is to make a good first impression for your puppy. Your neighbors as well as your friends are probably all excited to see your new puppy. But the first week is not the time for your puppy to begin socialization. The last thing that you want to happen if for your puppy to feel overwhelmed. After all, it has only been alive for a few days. So keep it low-key for the meantime and tell your friends and relatives to be patient and wait until the puppy is ready to meet them. For the first week, it is important that the puppy becomes familiar with the members of the household first.

Your new puppy will want a space of its own

The first week is the perfect time for you to get your puppy a crate. You need to choose the right size crate for your puppy. Since it is a teacup, then you don’t expect it to grow big. But still, you need to consider the adult size of your puppy when buying a crate. You may need a full day to introduce your puppy to his crate. You need to make the crate comfortable for your puppy. Add some towels or blankets to it so your new puppy can cozy up to it when it is time for bedtime. You don’t need to buy an expensive dog bed for now. After all, you still don’t know whether your puppy is a bed destroyer or not.

Your new puppy will be ready for house training

The first week is the perfect time for you to start house training your puppy. You need to supervise it closely for the time being to watch out for “accidents.” You should follow her when he is walking around the house. During times that you can’t watch him then you need to place him inside his crate. If he treats his crate like a bedroom then you can expect him not to make a mess in it. If your puppy shows good behavior then you need to give it some treats as a form of reward. This will help to reinforce positive behavior in your puppy.

You can expect your puppy to get close to you

As your puppy becomes familiar with you you can expect it to show affection. Be sure to reciprocate the gesture. Enjoy this first week with your puppy. This is a great time for you to establish a good bond with him.

Crate Training Tips For Doggie Divas

So you have a diva dog. One who acts like a princess, who seems to be aware of how cute she is and that people adore her. You may have the impression that diva dogs are difficult to crate train. But guess what, they are just like other dogs. And if you know the tricks on how to crate train your dog, then you can apply the same technique to your diva dog. Below are some crate training tips for doggie divas.

You need to get the right crate

If you have a princess of a dog then you need to get a crate that is fit for royalty. Of course, your first consideration should be the size. The crate should be big enough for your dog. But not too big. How much room a dog should have in their crate? Your dog needs to be comfortable inside the crate if you expect it to stay inside for a considerable amount of time. If your dog is just a puppy, then the wise thing to do is to get a crate that can accommodate its adult size. So you should have an idea of how big your dog will grow. You must also consider durability. If your dog likes to sleep in the dark, then get en enclosed crate instead of a wired one.

Help your dog to have the right mindset

If you want your dog to stay in the crate then it needs to have a mindset that the crate is a safe space for it to stay. It must be able to associate the crate with relaxation. So you shouldn’t put a dog inside the crate while it is in the middle of a play session. If you do so, you can expect the dog to just get out again and continue to play. You need to bring the dog inside the crate when it is calm and ready to rest or sleep. This way, the dog will likely view the crate as a place to rest.

You need to know what makes your dog comfortable

Not all dogs are the same. Some dogs like to have a soft bed while others prefer to lie o something firm. You need to determine what makes your dog comfortable. If she likes sleeping on a soft surface then you can place pillows or a bed inside the crate. If she like the crate as is, then do not make any changes to it. Your dog may be a diva but one of the things you need to know about dogs is that most of them actually like to sleep on hard surfaces. It is a trial and error process so you need to be patient until you find the level of comfort that your dog prefers.

Give your dog a treat

Giving your dog a little reward will not hurt. If it goes inside the crate then go ahead and give it a treat or two. Positive reinforcement can help you crate train your diva dog in no time.