A young puppy needs to be carried outside every two hours. Puppies will not use the bathroom in their crates if they can avoid it. Do not punish a puppy if it soils its crate. Their bladders are small. As the puppy grows, you will be able to leave it in its crate for longer intervals.
If you need to
leave your puppy at
home alone all day while you are at work, you should give him
more space than the crate
and leave plenty of water and puppy food. A laundry room
or bathroom are great
places to leave your puppy during the day. Make sure that
the room is puppy safe -
no wires, no cleaning chemicals, no laundry detergent, no toilet
paper or trash within
reach of the puppy. Your puppy will be trained to potty on
newspaper. Leave newspaper on the floor if you will be gone long
periods of time.
It is important to put your puppy in its crate whenever you are not playing with it or watching it. Puppies feel free to potty anywhere when they are outside their crate. They donít know the difference between the grass and your living room carpet. They do know that they live in their crate and their natural instinct is not to soil it.
The other reason to
puppy in its crate is for the puppies own safety. Teething
puppies chew on
everything!!! Not only could you lose your favorite pair
of shoes, but you could
lose your puppy if it chews on an electrical wire.
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