Q&A: Tips on puppy training & also how to integrate a new puppy with my cats?
Question by mrauscher74: Tips on puppy training & also how to integrate a new puppy with my cats?
So…. I was out almost all day Sunday with friends & when I came home there was a new addition to my family! My husband had been talking about this for a few months, but I didn’t realize how serious he was until I saw the cute little puppy napping in the carrier on the kitchen floor!
I didn’t know what to think, but I fell instantly in love!
Now I told him before, when he was talking about getting a dog, that it would be his & my son’s responsibility… & he agreed “Oh, yes.. you won’t have to worry about it!” But guess who is home most of the day…. that’s right—Me! I know nothing about potty training a dog, etc. & there have already been a few accidents. The place he bought the puppy from did, however, provide us with some handouts & info.
Right now the puppy is confined to the kitchen until he is house-broken. We have paper on the floor, & he has all the essentials. I take him outside about every 2 hours to try to get him to ‘go’.
(to be continued….)
Now I am a little worried about how the four cats in my house are going to handle the adjustment. My one, Kayla, doesn’t seem to be bothered by the puppy, & has been in the kitchen several times, looked at it, & walked away. The others are keeping their distance. I put one of the litter boxes in the other end of the house , just incase the cats get too scared to go to the back room(which is past the kitchen) to use it.
I could use some suggestions…..
Also, we are working on a name. There is a pic & description of the puppy on my 360 page, if anyone cares to check it out & leave some ideas. You may leave a comment on my blog or here.
Thank you !
Thanks for your responses so far!
Please do not send me advertisements for videos &/or books. I’m asking for advice from others who have had the same experience.
Answer by grmln2004
They have puppy pads that will help potty trainning them.
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