well guys millie is getting her first jag next thursday when she will be 8 weeks and is coming home next saturday looking for advice .. my questions are
1 -do i get up to her if she whines in her crate at night . do i leave her in it all night
2-what toys ect can she have
3-can i take her out as long as i hold her
4-should i limit kids playing with her as not to make her too tired
5-after her second jad how long a walk should she get
if you can give any advice id be greatfull thanks
1-Leave her in the crate if she is whinning. If you get her out whenshe wines she wins and you lose. be ready for middle of the night potty breaks though
2-Tug toys is what we bought my grandpas puppy he brough home.
3-I think you should limit her access outside only or potty breaks and some play time
I think it is 5 min per month. So 2 months 10 min 3 months 15 ect...
Also what is a jag? Is it shots?
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Sorry yes I think so her puppy ones ... How will I know when she needs out to potty
do not go to her if she is whining, but you very likely will have to let her out atnight to go pee (she cannot hold it in all night). take her out to pee often, PRAISE (like party) when she goes outside). take her out when she wakes, after playing, after eating, after a nap, after cuddles...just take her out often You'll get the hang of it. go out iwth her to make sure she goes.
don't go overboard on toys, try a few at firs to see what she likes. tennis balls are fun, nylabones is she needs to chew and maybe a softer toy but monitor it does not get destroyed. you should superivse play with toys at first.
no don't limit kids playing but SUPERIVSE and intervene when necessary, the kids need to LEARN how to properly play with a puppy (and avoid puppy teeth) and puppy needs to learn to play with the kids
You can take her out in in your yard without holding her. I wouldn't go very far on leash on the street yet. hold her at the vet's. do not bring her to pet stores.
there is a third set of shots before she is all clear. so be careful even after the second set. set up play dates with friend's dogs in their yard (pick dogs that are up to date on their shots and healthy). go to puppy Kindergarden (great place to start training and socialisation prior to all their shots) - call around.
walks should be failrly short (like said above, 5 minutes per month of age, maybe abit more but keep the pace slowish with breaks). again, don't go too far until all the shots (there are three)
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
At first it may be hard to tell if she really needs to potty, or is just whining, but they definitely can't hold it all night.
Also, when she's outside doing her potty, tell her "potty" or whatever word you like, and reward. Then when she's older, you can just tell her to "potty", and she will do it. Comes in handy when you don't have time to wait around or it's a different place.
Listen to her. I took Spike out during the night for about 3 days then after that he gave me a "look that could kill" when I "bothered" him lol. He's been going 7 - 8 p.m. - 6 - 8 a.m since without peeing. I heard girls don't tend to hold it as long. Piddle pads worked for us, some folks are completely against them, you decide Good luck!
Mom to Spike & Tiller
The first night we brought Bailey home at 8 weeks she cried to be taken out only once around 3 am. From the second night on she slept through from 10 pm to 5-6 am. But every puppy is different. Her bedtime was 10 and we took water away at 8. Nylabones are great for teething, Bailey lived her bacon flavored keys and her akc duck. Goodluck!
Jack only had two jags could it be different depending on where u live
maybe, but usually puppies get three series over all (not sure if you mean he is only getting two, or that you are getting him with only two sets of shots) - I think it is 8-12-16 weeks. definately confirm with a vet.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky