Hello everyone. Hope you all had a good holiday.
I have a question on how much water a 10 week old puppy needs to drink?
It seems that the puppies always want to drink a ton of water, but all that ends up happening with that is they literally pee ALL OVER THE FLOOR. I try to regulate it to smaller amounts and they seem to do better with wetting on the newspapers and not the floor. I ALWAYS make sure they each get water right after they eat and after exercise. I would say they each get about 1/2 cup each time I give it to them.
I just want to make sure they are getting enough water to stay hydrated.
Any help with this is appreciated.
I would always have fresh water available. You just have to watch the puppy and after drinking they should go out to pee within 10-15mins. The only time I ever withheld water was in the evenings so that the puppy would be more inclined to sleep. I still take the water up from my 2 labs about 9pm.
Sharon, loved by Moose & Sky
We took the water away at 8 pm and Oona started sleeping through the night at 10 weeks.
We never limited the water for our puppies. Our rule was the puppy was taken out for potty after every nap, meal, play session and about every 1/2 hr. while awake. You need to watch for the puppy's potty signs like sniffing and keep an eagle eye out on them. It's not right to limit the water.
It's really important for dogs to get as much water as they need to regulate their digestive system.
When they are pups (it's been 11 years ago and so I'm trying to remember) you need to get them out there several times per day ... watch their digestive systems to know when ... because they don't have the bladder control of mature dogs.
What's really important is to establish words associated with their peeing and pooping. My husband trained Tasha that "high on" means pee and "be a good girl" means poop. Now, when I say "high on" Tasha will pee, and I swear she is such a couch potato now that I do have to take her out say "high on" and she will pee ... she even gets a healthy doggie treat. "Be a good girl" works also but only when it's her time and this gets her to poop in the right place. I should have mentioned this in a message in another thread. Sorry.
Morale of the story is train your dog what you expect and she will do everything in her power to please you.
Gosh are they cute!
Have nothing to add- just wanted to say what cute pup's you have there!!