Good toys for puppies?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:02 PM
Needless to say, they can only access the carpet when supervised. But this brings up another point. They freak out when they are separated. If we try to take one puppy outside and keep the other one inside, they freak out and poop and pee on everything. Is this normal? Is there anything we can do about this other than trying to separate them more slowly? We're getting a second crate soon so that they can sleep separately, but next to one another, and will see how that goes.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:20 PM
As for chewing the carpet, do they have specific areas they like to chew? Maybe they need more walks/play time? Something that works for rabbits is putting a tiny dab of perfume in the spot they chew keeps them away as it's too strong. Also, perhaps they'd enjoy a bone that is edible, like a nylabone or a good quality rawhide or bone.
Other ideas for stimulation would be different types of treats, TRAINING (starting young is a really good idea and it's fun for both parties. just don't spend more than 15 minutes on a session as they get bored), a toy that drops kibble when pushed around...yeah that's all I can think of right now
I miss having puppies. They're so much fun!
Edited by ~KK~, 29 March 2012 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:48 PM
And yes, I do think it's separation anxiety. Since they're littermates, they've never been separated, really, and are too young to feel comfortable being independent (at least, I think). It's mainly the little girl, as we're pretty sure she's the dominant and feels the need to keep her brother in sights at all times. We're hoping that by having them spend some time in their crates right next to each other, it'll help.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:06 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:33 PM
Oh, and make sure the crates are just big enough for them to lay down, stand, and turn around comfortably. Doing that helps prevent most accidents because they think of it as their sleeping place and don't have a place to soil.
Edited by ~KK~, 29 March 2012 - 08:35 PM.
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