Introducing our new Havanese puppy….
Meet Our New Havanese Puppy
Meet Cosmo – our new Havanese puppy!
He’s 12 weeks old and has now been a part of our family for almost four days.
The other day, I officially welcomed Cosmo into our home on Instagram – along with a request for any and all new puppy advice.
Even though my husband and I both grew up with dogs, we’re pretty clueless as to how to train a puppy (it’s just now dawning on us that our parents really handled that responsibility).
The response to my plea for help was great.
We received a lot of advice for new puppy parents like us.
New Puppy Tips
Some of the tips were suggested by multiple people- which really made me take notice.
Here’s a few of the ones that stood out – and by all means, please feel free to add your own to the list!
– Be consistent with taking him out for potty training.
– Keep a schedule and crate train him for sleeping.
– Use a potty puppy bell on the door.
This was the most popular piece of advice- having never heard of this before, I did some research and ended up getting this one.
If nothing else it looks pretty on the door- but honestly, so many people have raved about training their dogs this way that it makes me think we can do this too!
-It takes about two weeks for dogs to adjust to the new surroundings, be patient.
-Invest in some baby gates.
-Keep a ticking clock and a t-shirt that’s been worn next to the puppy when he sleeps. (we don’t have a ticking clock-but I found an old sound machine from our baby days, and might try this)
While I don’t have more dog content, I do have more posts about what’s going on with our home…
Wish us luck, hoping to be on a better sleep schedule soon, as I’m someone that really needs her sleep
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