Your puppy's schedule

Having a puppy is like having a child - your daily routine changes. If you want to succeed in training your new dog you should think of schedule best suited for him and you and start accommodating him to it. If your puppy knows what to expect every day the process of getting used to a new place, people and various activities will be easier for him and his owner. With properly organised schedule you will be able to housetrain him, carry out other kinds of training much easier for yourself and more comfortable for him.

What you need to think of when organising schedule for both you and your new dog:

  • Analyze your own schedule. Your daily life will influence your dog's. For example, if you work all day, then you need to get your puppy on a schedule that will accommodate this. You will have to get up earlier than you did before. You should have enough time to feed your pet, provide clean fresh water in puppy's bowel. If you are able to stay at home during the day or if your work at the schedule will differ greatly.
  • Think about ways to simplify the process of puppy's accommodating.  E.g. crate, a yard and a dog walker will help you. A crate is a good way for a dog to associate it with rest, while a yard is meant for playing during the day while you are at work. A dog walker can help in the middle of the day give your dog good exercise and a break.
  • You should thoroughly think through all activities your dog will be occupied with during daytime. For example, if you are busy in the morning, your dog will probably should sleep most of the morning. You will need good joyful and pretty exhausting activities for a dog in the morning before you start working. Your puppy will be definitely tired and be ready to go again around dinner time at the latest.
  • Food factor is very important. While it is necessary to organise free access to water there shouldn't be constant eating whenever dog wants otherwise there is no reason to speak about control over a puppy at all. Control access to food. A precise time for breakfast, lunch and dinner time will help you to determine when your puppy has to go out. 
  • When you work out the schedule in your mind start implementing it. Try to stick to the schedule. Of course you can change something in your schedule but this changes shouldn't be drastic or constantly occur.

Please, consult your vet on the best way to handle your Bullmastiff puppy's needs.