Dr Seuss is a text I send to my families as they leave my home with their newest family member. This Dr Seuss memo helps new families and puppies get through their first nights.
Here is that same Dr Seuss memo:
Have your children read to your puppy before bed.
No water past 6pm
Keep in house calm
Change up the games
Before kids head off to bed
Give them each a 10-20 min game to do with puppy
After each activity, have that child potty puppy.
Next child’s turn....repeat for each child.
Let pup rest rest
45 min to 1 hr before your bed
Change up games
Run in yard
Take a trip around the house
Chase a ball
Finish in yard for potty
Play Doodle in the Middle
Same concept as Monkey in the Middle. Roll a ball to each other. Let your puppy go back and forth. Soooo fun!!
Put puppy in crate. With fun safe toys. Warm water in 64oz bottle wrapped in blanket or towel (he/she will think it's another pup)
Hide pieces of training treats in blankets. (Broken 2-3 treats)
While prepping bed... sing to him/her. Cover entire crate.
Don't get him/her unless he/she cries past 21 min
If after 21 minutes of crying ....Quietly (no speaking) take pup to potty. Once potty. Tell them they did a great job. Pat on head. Kiss. Hug all the way back to crate while singing. Cover. Lights out.