Setting Schedules And Developing A Routine For Your New Puppy

  • First thing in the morning: Take the puppy out to relieve themself. If you have a little time, it’s also a good time to play and interact with them.

  • Breakfast time: Wash their water bowl and give them clean water when you feed them.

  • After breakfast: Although everyone is busy in the morning getting ready for work or school, a quick walk after breakfast gives them a chance to do their business one more time.

  • Mid-morning: The rest of the morning might be devoted to napping time. If you’re home during the day, your puppy may want to hang out with you while you’re working or doing your morning chores. The’ll also need to go out at least one more time before lunch. If everyone leaves the house for the day, consider having a pet sitter to come in and walk them.

  • Noon: Lunchtime. Naturally, a trip outside should follow a meal.

  • Mid-afternoon: It’s probably nap time again. And a time to go out — again.

  • Dinner: If you arrange their mealtimes around yours, it will become natural to feed him either while you’re preparing dinner or while the household is eating.

  • Evening: Potty break, of course. The early evening is a good time for play and lots of interaction. You also want to let them burn off some puppy energy before bedtime. If you have time, an evening stroll gives them exercise and a chance to take a potty break. But schedule at least a few minutes outdoors before bed.

  • Bedtime: A set bedtime makes their adjustment and house training easier for everyone; whether it’s 8 p.m. or midnight, it doesn’t matter, as long as it becomes a routine. Take them to their crate and help them settle down for the night.