There are some things you have to be attentive of when you
arrive at home with the puppy .
It is a good idea to buy some food from the kennel so the
puppy does not have to start changing the food. Ask the kennel for a scheme for
the daily feeding because then you have the chance to follow the rhythm that the
puppy is use to.
If the new owner of the puppy already has a dog then do
not take the puppy into the house right away.
The ”Old”dog might have a chock by the sight of a puppy trespassing its
Take both of the dogs to a neutral place that the ”old”
dog rarely or never visits to introduce the dogs to each other. You can then
afterwards take them into the house together.
Before taking the dogs inside all the dog food and toys
have to be put away. After 48 hours you can place the toys so they can play with
Please do not invite a lot of people over to see the new
puppy the first couple of days. The puppy has to have time to get use to the new
environment before getting put in front of many new people.
Let the puppy get to know the new home in its own tempo.
Some puppies will throw them self’s out in the experience with great enthusiasm
and with others it will take more time. You have to support the puppy by taking
it for a walk in the house or picking it up if it needs it. Do not let the
children or others sit and cuddle with the puppy if it is more interested in
running around and investigate things.
The puppy will sleep at the exact place where fatigue
takes it. Unless the puppy is sleeping in an impossible place let the puppy
sleep in peace and quiet. After an hour or two the puppy will be fit for fight
As soon as the puppy has EATEN, SLEPT or PLAYED
it has to get out. In reality the puppies do not do anything else than eat,
sleep or play. By that said, the puppies have to get out a lot. If you are very
consistent you can get the puppy cleanly in no time.
Do not be of the conviction that the longer the walk the
easier it is to get the puppy to pee outside. On the contrary it is more
unlikely for the puppy to pee the longer from the centre of the territory you
walk. The puppy do not want to tell the other dogs about its presence before it
gets more confident. If you have a garden you only have to go out there with the
puppy. If you are living in a flat you want to be as near the entrance so the
puppy can feel safe. If you have difficulty with getting the puppy to pee
outside you can take some stools and place them outside. By doing that you can
cheat the puppy to believe that it has done it here before. And since it has not
been eaten by a bear it must be a safe place!
It does not help to scold or punish the puppy when it pees
inside. The only thing that helps the puppy to get cleanly is to praise the
puppy when it pees outside
See to leave the puppy soon after arriving to the new home.
As soon as the puppy has settle down you have to let it be home alone. Not for
several hours just for a brief time. Do not walk back and scold the dog if the
puppy starts to bark or howl. Do not sneak out - tell the puppy that you are
leaving. Leave a T-shirt that you have slept with in the dog basket to support
the puppy. Put the basket with the T-shirt near the door because that is where
the dog will stay. Remember to renew the T-shirt at intervals of 2-3 days. The
puppy can not use the T-shirt if it smells of dog.
The upbringing of the dog starts the minute of
The first opportunity you get to educate your dog is
normally when the dog bites in something it is not supposed to bite in. Quietly
say “no” and remove the puppy from the object. The puppy will presumably throw
itself towards the object again- again remove the puppy from the object and say
“no”. When you have done this a couple of times “ you lose your patience ” and
say ”no” more emphatic, lifts the puppy up and divert its attention ex. Go out
with it or go to another room. Though it seems that you have not won the
conflict the puppy will have got the message. When you have done these things
between 10 and 1.000 times- dependent on how strong the puppy is – it will stop