New Puppy Checklist
Treats: It's essential to prioritize the safety of your Great Dane puppy. Stick to providing them with raw beef bones and avoid giving them stuffed toys. Stuffed toys, apart from posing a choking hazard, can also encourage destructive chewing habits in adult Great Danes. In some cases, they can even damage furniture, like couches, in a surprisingly short amount of time. Sleeping arrangements: It's advisable not to let your new puppy sleep in your bed. As they grow, they may take up more space and disrupt your sleep. Even if you get a new bed, they might follow you and continue to take over. To ensure a comfortable night's sleep for both you and your puppy, it's a good idea to provide them with their own dog bed next to yours. Additionally, some adult dogs may exhibit a habit of digging or nesting, even on your mattress, regardless of its material
Potty training: House training a Great Dane puppy is essential, as they typically gain full bladder control around six months of age. An effective method for potty training is to take their waste and put it in the area of the yard where you want them to go in the future. While this process may take a month or so, it helps them learn where to relieve themselves.
Eating items like shoes and purses: When you catch your new puppy chewing on something they shouldn't have, it's essential to handle the situation carefully. Instead of directly taking the item away from them, which can turn it into a game, first, offer them a raw beef bone. Then, gently remove the inappropriate object from their mouth and exchange it for the bone. This way, you're redirecting their attention and preventing them from developing a habit of chewing on things they shouldn't.