jozsef m: How to train a Shar-Pei puppy to "go" outdoors?
In less than 10 hours I'm getting my long-waited SHAR-PEI puppy. He is 8 week old. What I'm concerned about is his house training. As far as I know this breed is very sensitive and I'm afraid to take him out so young so he doesn't get sick since it's winter time and I live in a flat. At first I'll try to teach him to "do his things" in the bathroom, but in less than a month how do I get him used to doing it outdoors?
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Answer by x0xsimplyirresistiblexox
With every puppy crate training is very important.
-You want to get a proper fit crate. I would recommend one that is for all life stages. So you can buy just one crate. You want your pug to be able to turn around, sit, stand and lay down.
You do not want to let him have any food or water in the crate. Also do NOT put the puppy pads in there as he will get confused.
You may give him a toy such as a Kong or a Natural bone. Stay away from rawhides as they are unhealthy for dogs and puppies.
He should only be in her crate when your not home or can not watch her closely.
The crate is NEVER to be used to punishment. It should be a happy and safe place he wants to be in.
-Potty training can be difficult with some breeds. You want to buy puppy wee wee pads. Place one by his food and one by the door you want him to go out or to when he has to make potty. Each week move the wee wee pad by his food closer and closer to the door until he has just one pad. Then leave it there until he gets the hang of going outside.
You want to take him out as soon as you let him out of his crate or 15 mins after he eats or drinks.
Reward him when she goes outside or on his pads! Give him a treat and lots of loven.
NEVER shove his face in his mess if he has an accident. Also NO HITTING it will make him aggressive.
Just use a strong WRONG or BAD BOY! Then take him right outside.
-Now for feeding him you want to make sure he is on a healthy puppy food. Nothing that contains Corn, Wheat, Beef, By Products or Fillers. These ingredients are very unhealthy for the dogs and puppies and hard to digest.
Some examples of bad food are Iams, Purina, Science Diet, Diamond, Pedigree, Eukanuba and Alpo.
Good foods are Natures Recipe, Nutro Max, Lassie Natural Way and Royal Chain.
I personally recommend Natures Recipe as they have it for all life stages. Natures Recipe is all natural and is completely healthy and easy for your puppy to digest! It leads to a healthy body and shinny coat. Natures Recipe also cuts down on shedding, bad breath and the amount of stool they produce.
On the bag it will tell you how often and how much to feed him.
-NO HUMAN FOOD! Not a good thing to get him started on as it is unhealthy for dogs.
- I would also recommend training classes. Any breed can make wonderful pets if they are trained well at the right age.
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