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1) Crate -  I highly encourage crate training the new puppy. The crate will also be the puppies safe place to go when they are tired. You can place the crate in the room where you spend most of your time to help the puppy adjust. Or you can put music in there to help the puppy with the transition. Remember the first few days to week will be difficult as the puppy has been with their littermates and has not been alone. You can feed the puppy in the crate to help the puppy feel more comfortable in the crate. But do not leave food and water in the crate because the puppy will not be able to hold its potty. The puppy will need to go out in the middle of the night to avoid accidents  and will not be ready to go all day in the crate when you first take the puppy home so it is helpful if someone could let the puppy out during the day. ALWAYS TAKE THE COLLAR OFF THE PUPPY ANYTIME IN THE CRATE! 

2) Chew Toys -  It is important to have chew toys for the puppy to chew on to avoid chewing on you and your furniture. Just like babies they need something to bite on as they have their little baby teeth. Kongs are great toys and you can also fill them with peanut butter or put a treat in it and that can keep the puppy busy for a while trying to get it out. I do not recommend rope toys unless you are supervising it as they can chew the strings off.  They love to play ball so any kind of balls are good for them too.  


1) Behavior is not learned overnight. Practice and consistency are key! 

2) Take baby steps. You will make greater progress when you do this. Trying to teach too much at once is overwhelming on your puppy. 

3) Be sure that your puppy has outlets for energy. If not this can turn into unwanted behaviors. This       can be as easy as a walk or just rolling a ball on the living room floor. But you cannot expect a puppy who has been in a crate all day or night to not be expecting to have some playtime to expend energy. 

4) Body language is one of the only ways your puppy has to communicate with you. It is important to pay attention. 

5) Figure out what your puppy finds valuable/motivating. This is different for every puppy. This could be a toy or treat or type of activity. 

6) When your puppy comes to you when called always be happy to see them. 

7) Try to reinforce good behavior. Any time you see them being good, show them you like it with excitement.  While potty training, you can treat them with a piece of puppy food for going potty. 

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