|Barked: Mon Aug 19, '13 10:38am PST |
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For potty training, if he doesn't go when you take him outside, either wait him out until he does go (keep him leashed) or, if you're crate training, bring him back inside and put him in the crate, then take him outside again a few minutes later. Rinse repeat. At his age, he doesn't yet understand he's supposed to go outside, so you need to make it happen and then praise/treat enthusiastically so he gets the idea. Take him out preemptively every 30 minutes or so and immediately after sleeping, eating, or exercise.
With chewing, your best bet is to prevent the behavior through supervision. A 2 month old puppy should never be left unsupervised unless contained in a safe area. Again, crate training is very helpful because both he and your belongings will be safe when you can't watch him, but baby gates or an x-pen can work as well. If you always have eyes on him when he's loose in the house, you can stop him immediately when he starts to chew something inappropriate and distract him with a toy.
Edited by author Mon Aug 19, '13 10:42am PST
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