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Plan to have dedicated puppy zones in your home for the first few weeks.


Crate: We highly recommend crate training in the early stages of your puppy’s life. The crate provides a comfortable place for your puppy to decompress and a safe zone for you to put him/her while you leave the house or complete tasks that don’t allow for you to keep a close eye on puppy. No beds in the crate while potty training. ALWAYS remove collars in the crate.

Size Recommendation: 36” with divider can be used initially but if you’d rather buy one that will work for the long term, 42” (with divider) is preferred. You’ll want to use the divider at first so they don’t have as much space to roam/have accidents.

Exercise Pen:These are great to have on hand to keep your puppy confined and out of trouble. You can set it up in your living room or kitchen so that puppy can be in the same space as you but not have free reign of the house. While potty training, you can leave a pee pad in the pen with puppy in case of accidents. If you’re going to be gone for more than an hour at first, leave a pee pad inside an exercise pen connected to the crate (no pee pads in the crate) and lots of toys. ALWAYS remove collars in the pen.

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