So we finally brought our puppy home from the breeder last Friday. I can’t believe it! He is so adorable. The cats don’t know what to make of him but that’s ok for now. I’m hoping there is an article at german shepherd training HQ that goes through how to introduce a new puppy to existing, stroppy and territorial cats. After all they were here first!
I thought I’d write about our first few days. Aside from the cat issue he has settled in really well. The article on german shepherd training mentions that the new puppy is like a baby and will get tired really easily so to keep play time to a minimum. I can’t stress how true this is. He is so cute but really does get tired easily. It’s hard because I want to make a fuss of him all day.
I’ve tried to implement some of the tips on the german shepherd training tips which get you started on crate training and although is been under a week, our puppy is warming to the crate. Bed times are still a little tricky. As suggested in the german shepherd training tips article, I have him in my room at night (in the crate) which helps with him crying. He still whimpers for about 30 minutes but soon realises that he’s not going anywhere and that I’m there. It’s tough but I’m trying to be strong in this regard and I think it’s working.
We haven’t mastered the toilet training yet, it’s still really early. He did pee in the spot we have allocated for him once, but I think this was a fluke! I’m still working on it and am confident that we should have him potty training soon. For now we are ripping though the wet wipes!! I don’t mind though, he’s worth it. I can’t wait until to the more complex german shepherd training when he is older. I can see how bright he is already, it’s going to be great!