I of late bought a puppy! What do i want?
I just bought a little teacup yorkie. What are the main things I inevitability to buy at the puppy store to take care of him? All i can think of is a dog bed
Also whether you know a good way to potty train dogs tell me!
The first week you and your dog spend together is exhilarating, incontestably, but it's also likely to be unnerving (See Help - there's a dog in the house!). Make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little credit planning.
here are some guidelines:
hope this helps.
:: You can filch him to petsmart as long as you keep him in your arms. I work there, and that's our policy. If he doesn't receive contact with the dogs or touch the ground, he'll be ok.
Because lots of people don't do their research on dogs, many are returned, put in shelters our pounds to be put down, or even only just thrown outside.
Oh, and some good carpet cleaner/deodorizer, LOTS and LOTS of paper towels.
A apt dose of patience. And Lots of love.
As for the potty training...
Have a schedule and stick to it.
Depending on the age of the puppy, how long it can hold its bladder, and how much water it drinks will be factor in determining how often you need to nick the little guy out.
I would say shoot for an every hour at the bare minimum during the day.
Take him out forthwith after he wakes up from a nap.
After he plays and eats or drinks is a worthy idea too.
At night you could try for less commonly but puppies can't hold it very long.
You can't scold your puppy if you do not confine it in the act.
If you see him doing it then snatch him and run him outside so he can finish going outside.
Praise him when he goes external. There can never be too much praise. You could even try giving him little puppy treats when he goes. As soon as he is done peeing praise him and impart him the treat, don't wait til you are on your way back inside, it have to be right away or he won't know what he's being rewarded for.
Good Luck and I hope this helps!
Same point with potty training - a good breeder will support you in adjectives that you need - the transaction does not end at the exchange of money. A good breeder is within for training and advice - just a phone call absent. Knowing what works for that breed - as apposed to asking a Great Dane owner on here what to do for your teacup yorkie (just an example)
To answer your question -
good quality food
Perhaps a dog litter system (your dog have a bladder the size of a lima bean. It will have to be emptied very frequently - and some tiny dog owners find the litter box easier than taking the dog out every hour and a partly.
Some use a carry bag that the dog gets used to so they can transport the dog in stores. etc.
Potty training - when he gets up from a nap, past 'putting him to bed', right after eating, after playing, whenever you see him sniffing around - take him out. If there is a mess done inside - when you verbs it up - put it where you want him to go. This also works for the litter box. You can also use a command when you want him to go. IF you see him going (in the right place) use a command such as 'go potty' or whatever you want - and then compliment him, gently, when he is just about done. If you are crate training him - bring him directly to where he should 'go' whenever you let him out - especially whether he has been in at hand for a bit. If he does not go - put him back for about 15 minutes, and try again. If you don't he may a moment ago want to play - not do his 'business' and then as soon as he calms down in 5 minutes - he will travel do it on his own somewhere else. He needs to learn to go first - play after. Don't play near him when you let him out until he goes potty. It is to distracting.
Wish you luck!
Spot carpet cleaner
I would suggest one of those wet bowls that has a holding tank
A small crate, if you plan on crate training
Name flap with address and phone number on it
I'm sure you'll think of more but those are the crucial things that I can think of. Good luck to you & Congrats!
food toys (since it's a puppy!) a bed ? a food and river bowl leash (dogs and puppies should be walked daily or every other day) that should be it for now
p.s. you involve to give it shots.
puppy food, dishes, collar, leash. take him out every 2 hours for a few days. he will catch the hint. enjoy!!
1. puppy NEEDS a vet. whenever you buy or go and get a new puppy, take to the vet to check out. don't take him out anywhere besides the vet until he's vaccinate. he needs dewormings too.
2. yorkies (there are no such thing as "teacup" yorkies. they are probably just the runts of the litter, so hold on to in mind, they may need additional medical care) are nortoriously hard to potty train. some owners can never get that to happen and winding up up buying special potty mats for their dogs in one spot of the house.
3. a high aspect puppy food. you can switch to adult food when he's 6 months old. http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com
4. teething toys, balls, kong
5. a positive reinforcement dog training book. i recommend "The Dog Whisperer" by Paul Owens. (it have nothing to do with the TV show.)
Now, why is it not a good view to buy dogs from pet stores or BYBs? (BYB=Back yard breeders)
Because petstore dogs come from Puppymills. Puppymills are breeding factories. The dogs never get to budge out of their cages, except when forced to mate (and usually they're injured). When the womanly dogs are 5 years old, they are killed by starving to demise, drowning or beating. And believe it or not, most of these Puppymills are legal.
The puppies you see in petstores are adjectives from puppymills. They are usually genetically and acutely sick, though they look like irresistable angels.
Because Puppymills are legal, the simply way to STOP them is to stop buying from petstores. As long as there is a demand for petstore puppies, Puppymills will hold torturing adult dogs and breeding very sick puppies.
And BYBs are just untaught people who don't know a thing about breeding hygienic puppies.
add: there's a need for urgency. There's about 5,000 puppymills within the US...but obviously my time to answer you didn't reach you at adjectives.