Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Keep puppies on a schedule
Puppies, like young children, thrive on a schedule. Here's a suggested "perfect puppy day," from the book "My Pet Puppy" by Marilyn Baille, published by Kids Can Press:
Early in the morning, after meals and in the evening, take your puppy to its "toilet" spot. When your puppy relieves himself, give him a dog treat.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks should always be the same puppy food and fresh water. It's not boring — it's good for your puppy.
The best part of the day is romping around or hanging out together. Your puppy loves to be with you as much as you love to be with it.
Snuggling in a cozy bed is a close second to romping. At night, when it's your bedtime, it's time for your puppy to sleep, too.