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    Default Help plz new puppy owner

    Hello, We got our first puppy for the kids yesterday his name is charlie and his 9 weeks old maltese x shih tzu.
    just wondering if i should keep his food/water in the same spot as his wee pad?
    and should i move the wee pad at night to the room where he is sleeping or not
    I have no idea if it matters or not so please help
    Thanks heaps

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    Ideally you want to be moving the wee pad gradually to wards the door the outside where you want him to ultimately toilet. It does not matter to much where you start from - just not right next to his foof though.

    So in your case you could have the food in the kitchen and the pad in the sleep room, then move the pad a foot a day in the direction of the exit door.

    How are you going to control where he toilets in the day? Best if you tether him to you so you can keep an eye on him full time. If this ios impracticle, then crate train him and put him in his crate when you absolutely cannopt watch him.

    Puppy's toilet schedule is number 2's usually right after eating and number 1's as soon as he wakes from a sleep. He will piddle randomly as well so you need to watch if he starts sniffing, pick him up and carry him to the designated toilet spot outside.
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    Hi! Congratz on the new puppy! I just brought my puppy home today, so we will be suffering through the same challenges!

    Are you crate training?

    It should be fine to keep his pee pad in the same room as his food and water, but try to put them away from one another, opposite sides of the room or play pen, what ever you are using.

    At night, if you are keeping him in the laundry or bathroom, yes, keep his pee pad in there with him. If he is in your bedroom, I advise letting him sleep in a crate or box next to your bed so he can wake you when he needs to go and you can take him to where you want him to do his business.

    Lol, I say all this now, by tomorrow night I may well be tearing my hair out with the same problems!

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    I would never put the wee pads near food, I personally prefer to teach to outside ASAP.I think it makes it easier for the puppy to know what to do where.

    I take mine frequently outside, after meals, after waking up, after playing inside and hourly when awake..I take them through the door staying outside and in my house we also ring our bells ( on the door handle) and I will stay with the puppy ( who is on lead and taken to the place where I want them to do their P&P's in the future), being boring and not talking to them, until they do their job. Then I praise highly and give a reward...if I catch them in the middle I will say the preferred word. Once done we will go for a little walk, play or whatever the particular puppy enjoys.
    I am a firm believer in start how you want it to be in the end..steps are too confusing. Mistakes are ignored and if anyone is hit with a rolled up newspaper it will be me for not being attentive enough (bad owner!!! )

    I also box or crate my puppies at night, until they are potty trained..After that we allow ours freedom.........

    So far with many dogs, even adults, this has worked rather well....I even potty train the puppies we have had before they go to their new homes, now that is a full time job
    Pets are forever

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    Hi and

    Congrats on your new pup...

    Thats what I have always done..just keep taking them outside . I think if you do the hard yards early, it makes for faster training, and in the right place.

    I remember many moons ago i had a house with a small backyard, but a huge vacant bush block next door and used to take my pup out there twice a day for poos. I had him for 11 years and not once did he poo in our yard..not sure how he did it, but he would just hang on.

    And dogs USUALLY instinctively will not deficate near there food and water so keeping the puppy pads on the furthest side of the room is a good idea.
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    Hi and congrats on your new pup. I am with Newfsie, training outside toileting straight away. I tried puppy pads and they were useless. The pup would pee on the edge if they both decided to use it at all.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Thanks everyone i might try the outside thing

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