Training Your Puppy
Try not to get frusterated when your new puppy piddles on your carpet as he/she is just learning and needs to be reminded often. Potty training can take up 6 months or more depending on how you are training. Even though your puppy learns not to potty in the house early on they have very small bladders and cant hold it very long. So be patient and consistant when training your puppy. When crate training remember to introduce the crate to your puppy gradually. Start with 1 hour and increase it to a little longer every few days. Your puppy will usually cry and whine even bark a lot at first but eventually it will get less and less. Your puppy cant be left alone for more than 3-4 hours in the crate without being feed or let out to potty. IF YOU HAVE A TINY PUPPY THEN I DO NOT RECOMMEND CRATE TRAINING. You can train your puppy several ways including rewarding him with a treat. There are several websites you can check out just type in google "Potty training my puppy" .The Bell Training method has worked for many of my familys. It works if you can totally devote your time for the few weeks that it takes to teach the puppy how.
When your puppy is teething they need to keep their mouth busy and to keep them from chewing on the wrong things you need to keep plenty of rawhide, greenies, pig ear treats or other hard treats available to them. Petsmart has a wide variety and you might try several before you find one that your puppy likes the best.
Toys... they like sqeaky toys, rope toys, the no stuff animal toys they can lay on and drag around. Each puppy will have his or her own prefference to what they will like. NO beannie toys because the puppies have very sharp teeth and they can rip it up and swallow the beads inside.
Puppy proof your home... keep the BROOM and all small things the puppy can reach out of reach. Pick up anything that would be tempting for the puppy to chew on and replace it with something he can chew on.
Remember, the most important thing is to patient , consistent loving but firm.
No matter what .... I am always here to help you. I will do my best to answer any questions and help you with whatever I can. :)