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Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our Spring litters that are arriving in June. Now is a great time to get on the Waiting list.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Potty Training Tips

1. Go Outside
Whether you will be home all day to let out your Schnoodle frequently or you work a full time job leaving your Schnoodle to "hold it" for 8 or more hours, a Schnoodle puppy is easy to housebreak.

There are going to be days when you can stay home with your puppy all day. This is when you need to pay attention to the signs and signals your puppy shows when he/she is about to "do its business".

The most common signals are constant sniffing, crouching down and the most difficult to notice...finding a "hiding" place so he/she won't get in trouble. The first two you will notice right away. The last one your puppy will start to do once you have scolded it a few times for going in the house. Regardless, as soon as you notice one of these activities, immediately grab up your puppy and put him/her outside.

2. Start a Routine
On top of knowing your Schnoodle puppy's "signals", you will need to begin to establish a routine as part of your puppy potty training.

Pick certain times throughout the day to always let your puppy outside. The BARE minimum should include 1) when you first wake up in the morning, 2) the minute you return home from work, and 3) before you go to bed. By always letting your puppy out at these times, he/she will begin to realize they don't have to go to bathroom in the house because their loving owner will let them out periodically throughout the day.

Remember though, your puppy will need to be let out more frequently for a while until they start to control themselves...until they grow up. This is the same thing a child goes through when getting off of diapers.

With that last thing said, expect accidents. Other good times to let him/her outside would be before you leave for work and after dinner. Puppy potty training is a process, not a one-time task.

Be patient. The next thing you know, your floors will be as dry as before your puppy came home.

3. Block off An Area
If you are training your puppy to "hold it" all day while you are at work, you may want to close off an area or crate train your puppy. I did not crate train either of my puppies, but I heard it works.

All I did was block off the kitchen for my puppy, "Rudy". The kitchen seems to be the best since it usually is the room that does not have carpeting. I made sure he had something soft to lie on. I also put down Puppy Pads in a few places around the kitchen. You could use newspaper, but the Puppy Pads are much more absorbent and cover up some of the smell. After a couple of weeks, Rudy began to go to bathroom less and less during the day.
You see, dogs don't like to make messes in the area they live in. Rudy eventually learned to "hold it" until I got home from work.

On the weekends, we started to let him have more and more free reign of the house by letting him roam around the whole first floor and then the entire house. We did this in steps to make sure he wouldn't start going in the house again.

4. Stain Remover
When your puppy does go on the carpet, the best product you could own to clean it up is Nature's Miracle. It is the best carpet cleaner I have ever had. There has not been a stain I could not get up yet.

The best part is it has some kind of chemical in it that kills the smell so the dog will never know it went to the bathroom there. Dogs will urinate in the same area over and over again if they smell it there and dogs have 10 times better smelling abilities than us humans.

I have used this product on other stains too, and it has taken those up just as well. It is great stuff!!

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