First Night At Home

Real Advice From Our Previous Customers

Martha writes:
The first night with our Shiba Inu, Nala, went very well considering she had just been taken away from the only place she had known. Leaving behind her family and friends was hard for her. We as a family showed her attention the from the time we got in the car to come home until she went to bed in her crate. We made sure we took her outside to potty at least every 2 to 3 hours, especially after a nap. When it was time to go night-night we put her in her crate with a pillow, a rawhide chew stick and a shirt that had been worn by my daughter. This seemed to help with Nala's separation anxiety. The first night my daughter got up around 2 to let her go outside to potty, then I got up around 4:30 and 8:00 to let her out again. She did really good waiting until we got outside. Her crate was purchased for her to use for future use. It came with an extra panel to size it according to your puppy. Nala has adapted well. She knows when she is put in the crate it is time to go to bed. Since the third night she has been going out to potty around 9:00 or 10:00 and sleeping until 5:30 or 6:00 when she is taking out to potty again. We also purchased a doggie play pen for use inside, which can be used outside. This gives her a l ittle more space to play while we are not home. Easy to take down and put up. Definitely put a piece of clothing with a family members scent on it for comfort where ever your new puppy sleeps!

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