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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Keep puppies on a schedule

Associated Press

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.