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HOUSE TRAINING The goal of house training is to encourage and reinforce desirable elimination. Scheduling and Consistency are the keys to house training. With time, your puppy will gain better control of his/her bladder. Supervision is a must when your pup is running lose in the home. Learning to read his signals, such as circling, sneaking off, squatting, is also important. Crate training will assist with this process

JUMPING is part of a puppy’s greeting routine. To deter your puppy from this behavior, there are a few things we can do:

  • Shake Can – is an empty aluminum can with about thirteen pennies sealed with tape. Place the can behind your back and shake it every time he/she jumps up without saying a word. Once he has all four paws on the ground again, praise.
  • Squirt bottle of water – same spray face without revealing bottle
  • Leash and collar – as he jumps up, make a quick snapping correction with the leash and collar. Once again, lots of praise when in appropriate position.

PUPPY BITING Teething is seen in puppies from about 3 to 6 months of age and typically involves gnawing or chewing on household objects. Be sure to provide plenty of teething toys for your puppy during this stage. Make sure toys do not resemble anything you do not want the dog to chew. ex (old sock vs. new sock) You may also use baby abasol on the gums(consult your vet prior to use).