Here is a sample schedule to help you prepare your puppy for success the first few months. You can tweak times to fit your routine and the puppy will acclimate very quickly to your lifestyle.

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7:00am                Wake up and go out to potty

7:10-7:30am        Free time and fun in the puppy proofed area/kitchen

7:30am                Breakfast and fresh water

8:00am                Go out to potty

8:15-8:45am        Free time and fun in the puppy proofed area/kitchen

8:45am                 Quiet time in crate or x-pen

12:00pm                Lunch and fresh water

12:30pm                Go out to potty

12:45pm                Free time and fun in the puppy proofed area/kitchen

1:15pm                  Quiet time in crate or x-pen

5:00pm                 Dinner and fresh water

5:30pm                 Go out to potty and play outside/walk outside

6:15pm                  Quiet time in crate or x-pen

8:00pm                 Water

8:15pm                  Go out to potty

8:30pm                 Free time and fun in the puppy proofed area/kitchen

9:00pm                Quiet time in crate or x-pen

Your Bedtime       Go out to potty and then crate confinement overnight.

Rinse and Repeat.

You will want a puppy proofed area where you aren't needing to supervise your puppy at all times. This area is commonly the kitchen because of tiling making it easier to clean accidents. We do not recommend your puppy to have free run of the home for at least the first 6-9 months of their time in your home. They do not know the boundaries and need to earn trust in small doses. They need to learn what's appropriate to chew on, eat, and where it is appropriate to go to the bathroom prior to being able to roam freely in your home. 

 


 

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