When you’ve made the decision to bring a German Shepherd puppy into your home, there are some things you’ll need to do to prepare.
First, you’ll need to make sure you have enough space for your new pup. German Shepherds are large dogs and need plenty of room to run and play. If you have a small yard, consider taking your dog to the park or on walks often.
Second, you’ll need to puppy proof your home. This means getting rid of anything that could be harmful or dangerous to a small dog. Things like chemicals, cleaning supplies, and medications should be kept out of reach. You’ll also want to make sure any trash bins are secure and that there are no holes or gaps in fences or gates that your pup could escape through.
Third, you’ll need to gather some supplies before bringing your pup home. This includes food and water bowls, a collar and leash, toys, and treats. You may also want to buy a crate or kennel for when you need to leave your dog alone or for travel purposes.
Fourth, it’s important to socialize your German Shepherd puppy from an early age. This means exposing them to different people, places, and situations so they can learn how to behave properly around others. It’s also important to begin obedience training as soon as possible so your pup knows basic commands like sit, stay, come, etc.
The first thing you’ll need to do is choose a designated area for your puppy to go to the bathroom. This could be in your backyard, or even a specific spot in your house that you take them to regularly. Once you have a designated area, make sure to take your puppy there often so they can get used to it.
The next step is to start teaching your puppy to hold it in until they get to their designated spot. This will take some time and patience, but eventually they’ll learn that they need to wait until they’re in their special spot before going potty. Reward your puppy with treats and praise whenever they manage to hold it in until they reach their destination.
Finally, don’t forget to clean up any accidents that happen along the way. Puppies will have accidents sometimes, but if you’re consistent with their training they’ll learn where they’re supposed to go eventually. Clean up any messes with an enzymatic cleaner specifically designed for pet stains, so that your puppy