Crate training and relaxation. See Scooter and Willow chilling out? This morning we had individual play time, breakfast, massage and now - chill time.
Willow is off to America after her Rabies shot, so crate training for her is really important. She needs to LOVE spending time in there 😍❤️ Scooter is a little fire cracker who is on. He hits level gazillion in a split nano-second. He hated being still, so crate training is super important for him to self settle.
He is off to an amazing family with three children. He needs to learn to chill!
Massage is also important as it does help to relax your puppy. It helps with grooming, it helps having all of their body bring touched. It helps with their paws and claws being touched. Their furry little faces being washed.
Take the time to teach your puppy to chill. It's worth it xo
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A lot of people leave their pups playing for far too long. They become overly excited, far too hyper aroused and play becomes crazy... A baby version of what you'd see in an off lead dog park if you will...
I stopped play after filming this. Play went for about 2 minutes or so before I got the camera out. They were then popped back into their crates to settle.
In doing so, pups don't learn that undesirable, crazy type of play. They roll around, have fun, get excited, then learn about self settling.
Watch and enjoy these two glorious fluffy pups waddle around 😍
Now baby Scooter is a sensitive little lad that likes to wee. A lot. Every where 🤪😳🙄
I micro manage him during the day by ensuring he is taken outside to toilet completely, then he is penned or crated when not being supervised.
The pen is a problem too if I've not got a hawks eye on him as he doesn't care where he is, he just goes 😩
It's the nights that are the killer. Last night went like this -
Water rescinded at 7ishpm. Last toilet at 11pm. Set alarm for 4.30am. In that time, he weed in the crate on his bedding. Still took him out. Then again at 5.30am. We then made it through to 7sm, where I begin my sleep deprived, groggy day...
Thing is, I'm attempting to sleep, on the couch no more than 2-3 meters away from him. He doesn't make a noise, just goes 😩
So. My plan of action.
MUCH, much smaller crate. No bedding in the crate for now.
Less pen time, more outside activity to ensure he goes, then crate.
His little life will be micro structured until he learns to eliminate all in one go and can hold on longer.
Some pups are easy. Some pups are a bit more difficult and require much more guidance.
He is fit, healthy and has had a vet visit. Sometimes you just get one that is a tough nut to crack.
I am also posting this up because I have had, in the past, clients with pups who are difficult to toilet train. Scooter's journey will hopefully help people in this situation.
A day in the life of these two pups is as follows -
Up at the crack of dawn - toilet. Both pups go out individually. Then back into bed until we get to a somewhat reasonable hour.
Out of crates, then - individually - out to the toilet again.
Into the play pen, which has a divider, for breakfast.
Each pup then has individual play time outside to climb, explore, sniff, run and chase Kubo and I.
Time for bed for an hour or so, then we are up, toileting, doing some obedience training, learning not to jump up, learning not to nip, learning how to play with me, learning how to be brave and independent.
Lunch time. Toilet time, then back to bed.
Rinse and repeat.
So Willow and Scooter don't become dependent on each other, they are being worked separately so they can bond with me, grow in confidence and find their way themselves.
I'm using Kubo in their training so they learn to play nicely. He's a pretty groovy coach 😍
Done properly, two pups in the same household is fine. But it is a lot of work. A lot. Most people get two pups for company for each other.
But - they don't understand or realise the work that should be involved in building happy, confident, independent pups that look to them for everything they need.
They leave the pups together to play, sleep, fight and do everything together.
The outcome - two pups who are far to dependent on each other. Pups who have bonded together and not with the owners.
Life in the Pawfect household is a little hectic at the moment 🙄😴😍