Bringing Puppy Home!

If you ae reading this page, it must be almost time to bring your puppy home! Yippee! Recently I had another breeder come by the house and compliment me on how clean my puppies were kept. I won't go as far as to say I invented a  way to keep puppies clean but my system works while training. I will also share links to the food we feed. I hope this is helpful -and not at all necessary to do it "my way" -it is just some insight on what works for me :)

Puppies need an enclosure. These are baby dogs and can get into trouble if left unsupervised. I have linked three enclosures that are located in my kitchen dining area. However, one puppy will perfectly fit in one 4' x 4' enclosure. It is a great size to hold litter box, dog bed, food, water and still room for toys! I get my enclosure at PetSmart.

Let's talk about potty training. Your baby should not go outside until it is finished with vaccines. Puppy pads are great, but puppies like to drag them around and fluff them up. So, I spend a little extra and I line the enclosure with XL/giant potty pads that have adhesive on the back (I get mine at pet smart). When the top layer gets dirty, it is super easy to swipe it up before puppy walks in it!

Along with potty pads I also use a litter box. When you bring your puppy home they should be using the litter box and you won't have to spend too much money on the pads. I introduce the litter box at 4 weeks of age and most do very well! Once the puppy is old enough to go outside, you can move the litter box towards the door or doggy door. 

So Phresh Odor Control Paper Cat Litter, 25 lbs.
By: So Phresh

Dog beds are dog beds and you pretty much can't go wrong. Frenchies like to sleep stretched out and don't typically curl up. So, I like a firm but soft orthopedic bed (a washable cover is a must!). I get my puppy beds on Amazon.

JOYELF Orthopedic Dog Bed Memory Foam Pet Bed with Removable Washable Cover 

(Click here to go to Amazon for the bed)

Get a washable cover while the other is in the wash!

JOYELF Memory Foam Dog Bed Replacement Cover

(Click here to go to Amazon for the cover)

I put my chew toys in the bed in hopes they don't get poopy. However, I just learned a clever idea... I hang toys from the bars of the enclosure that hang at ground level. They can play but the toys stay clean! I found mine on Amazon.

Baby Hanging Rattles Toys, Newborn Crib Toys Car Seat Stroller Toys for Infant, Colorful Animal Bell Soft Baby Sensory Rattles Toys with Teether for Babies Boys and Girls 3 6 9 to 12 Months(4 Pack)

(Click here to purchase on Amazon)

You will need these links to attach the toy close enough to the ground: 

Sassy Ring O Links 9 Piece Set
by Sassy

(Click here to purchase on Amazon)