Bringing Your Puppy Home
Your New Puppy’s Schedule
______ 5:30 am – Get your shoes and jacket on and take the pup out to go potty. Do not let the pup’s feet touch the floor. Go straight outside with him. Walk around the perimeter of the yard for about five to ten minutes. The real five to ten minutes, not the five minutes you think it is… Keep walking for another five minutes if he doesn’t go. As the pup is going potty whisper “Go potty.” Oh yeah, stop walking when the pup squats. After the pup is finished praise him.
Take the pup back in the house and go back to bed. If your husband is gone, put the pup on his side of the bed and cuddle. Hee hee . . .
______ If you do not get up at 5:30AM to start your day then now is the time to get up and go to work. So, before you go to the bathroom, take your pup out of the crate first, before you relieve yourself your pup must relieve himself. (I hope you set your alarm clock for an extra thirty minutes.)
______ Next, as a reward and his morning breakfast give your pup his kibbles. Put down two cups of plain kibbles then go potty yourself and get dressed.
In a blender blend together:
- ¼ cup of water in the blender,
- A small amount of leftover’s (potatoes, peas, green beans, hamburger, soup) say 1 tablespoon of each.
- Three tablespoons of dog canned meat.
- 1 teaspoon of bone meal
- 1 squirt of Lanitone or skin vitamins.
- 1 teaspoon of sea kelp.
- 1 whole egg with the shell on (two or three times a week).
Pour or scoop out all the above into six cups of dry dog kibbles and mix well.
Fill his dish with what you think he can finish in five minutes and refrigerate the rest.
When you get home, microwave the cold off of the food that has been in the refer so that it is a tad warm. Give him the rest of his food, or what he can finish eating in a five-minute span. (This formula is based on a young and very large breed of dog). You may want to add some fresh kibbles as needed because you do not want your puppy getting diarrhea.
______ At seven o’clock in the evening, pick up all food and water.
______ At ten o’clock in the evening put the pup out for the last time before bedtime. Get your coat on and run or walk fast in a large circle . . . Have fun . . . Heck, get your son to do it!