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 Post subject: Tips for House Breaking a Puppy
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:35 am 
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Keep the puppy on a regular feeding schedule and take away his food between meals.

Take puppy out to eliminate first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour. Also, always take him outside after meals or when he wakes from a nap. Make sure he goes out last thing at night and before he’s left alone.

Take puppy to the same spot each time to do his business. His scent will prompt him to go.

Stay with him outside, at least until he’s house trained.

When your puppy eliminates outside, praise him or give him a treat. A walk around the neighborhood is a nice reward.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips for House Breaking a Puppy
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:58 pm 
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I will add to be sure you stick to the same food recommended by vet. Any changes in food, chew toys or any human food can make havoc in their stomach.

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 Post subject: Re: Tips for House Breaking a Puppy
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Another concern to consider is the puppy's age. A very young (non-vaccinated) pup should not be exposed to the possibility of contracting such diseases as parvo. I have used X-pens to keep a very young pup confined to a small area of my patio. I made sure that I had the area cleaned and protected (fenced) from the rest of the yard.

Guess I am overly cautious because we live in an area where other (wild and domestic) animals have been known to be in the area.

The only other alternative, that I have used, is to keep the pup confined to a "potty proof" area within the house. I put down a waterproof plastic barrier and then place some cheap carpet down over the plastic.

Congratulations on your new pup! I my opinion, a Cocker Spaniel is a "perfect" choice! :hp

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