Schnauzers 101 is dedicated to ensuring you have all of the information you’ll need to provide and care for the newest addition to your family. We’re aware that many people who would like to own one of our schnauzer breeds are new to caring for these precious creatures, and it may be there first time as pet owners.
Our job is to make sure new owners feel empowered with the knowledge, and that they can provide adequate care for their fun-loving pet. To that end, we offer a number of additional services to our customers to give them confidence in the pet buying experience we provide.
Many pet sales services offer you an animal as is and wipe their hands of a cat or dog once it’s sold. Schnauzers 101 is one of a few breeders that offers a 10-year lifetime health guarantee and contract on every pet puppy we sell.
We’re able to offer this extended guarantee on our puppies because of the long history we have with our dogs genetics. We provide all of our customers with the fullest medical records they could hope for, including all shots, worming, NuVet vitamin, registration papers and Heartgard information. You know your pet is protected as much as possible.
More than any other service in our field, we’re also interested in promoting the social life and mental health of our animals by giving them an enjoyable life. We record what our animals eat and give customers a snapshot of what food they’ve been eating to make sure they enjoy the same diet in your care. We’ll even provide you with a collar as well as any special treats or toys these baby schnauzers have enjoyed during their time in our care.
There are so many reasons to buy your next pet through Schnauzers 101. When you’re looking for a new addition to your family, please know that after we sell you a new Schnauzer baby we will also help you with anything we can for as long as you have your Schnauzer. We offer a lifetime of support to you.
Housebreaking smaller dogs like schnauzers can be a bit trickier than the larger dogs, because they’re independent. Sometimes, if not done properly, potty training can take a long time. This happens because accidents aren’t a result of the dog not knowing rules, it happens because he or she is trying to push your limits. Dogs, in adolescent years, will try to break the rules often. This is how they learn what you will and will not accept in the house. This is exactly why crate training is the best option for a small dog.
What is Crate Training?
For the first few weeks, you’ll want to keep your schnauzer in the crate over night. The puppy stays in the cage until bathroom time. If he or she doesn’t do business outside, it’s back to the crate for another ten to fifteen minutes. You’ll have to take many trips outside at first, but it will be worth it to have a well-behaved, potty-trained puppy.
How does Crate Training Help with Housebreaking?
Naturally, the puppy will not want to go to the bathroom in his or her crate, because he or she sleeps there. This teaches the puppy to hold it in until they go outside.
Eventually, the dog will learn to love the crate and think of it as a bedroom and own personal space.
· Don’t punish accidents, dogs don’t understand until you teach them about proper bathroom etiquette. You never want your schnauzer to be afraid of going to the bathroom.
· By the same measure, never forget to cheer and reward good bathroom behavior with a treat. Dogs respond to positive reinforcement much better than punishment anyways.
· Buy an enzyme cleaner like BIO DOG for accidents. This will remove the puppy’s scent, so he or she doesn’t consider your favorite carpet “marked territory”.
These are just a few helpful tips to get you started. See how your new puppy responds to different techniques. In the end, remaining patient and discipline will work. Do not get too frustrated and stick with the process. Eventually they’ll learn and you’ll get to a comfortable spot where you don’t have to worry anymore about unwanted accidents.
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