Puppy Feeding Schedules
Teacup Chihuahua Puppies will potty within
an hour after eating. Once you set your
Teacup Chihuahua Teacup Chihuahua Puppy's
feeding schedule, you will have some control
over when he needs to go.
- Schedule your Puppy's dinner times so
that you will be available to let him
out after eating.
- Avoid giving your Teacup Chihuahua
Teacup Chihuahua Puppy a large meal just
prior to confining him or he may have to
go when you're not around to take him
out. Schedule feeding two to three times
daily on a consistent schedule.
- Have food available for only 30 to
40 minutes, then remove it.
- The last feeding of the day should
be done several hours before he's
confined for the night. By controlling
the feeding schedule, exercise sessions,
confinement periods and trips outdoors
to the potty area, your Teacup Chihuahua
Teacup Chihuahua Puppy will quickly
develop a reliable schedule for pottying.
Expect Some Mistakes
his own, the untrained Teacup Chihuahua is very likely to
make a mistake. Close supervision is a very
important part of training. Do not consider
your Teacup Chihuahua Teacup Chihuahua Puppy
housetrained until he has gone at least four
consecutive weeks without pottying in the
house. For older Teacup Chihuahua Teacup
Chihuahua Puppies, this period should be
even longer. Until then:
When you're away from home, sleeping or if
you're just too busy to closely monitor your
pet's activities, confine him to a small,
safe area in the home.
- Your Teacup Chihuahua Teacup
Chihuahua Puppy should constantly be in
- Baby gates can be helpful to control
movement throughout the house and to aid
- Keep them in the crate when
If your Chihuahua Puppy squats and urinates when
he greets you, he may have a problem called submissive
urination. Teacup Chihuahua Puppies and Teacup Chihuahua Puppies that
urinate during greetings are very sensitive
and should never be scolded when they do
this, since punishment inevitably makes the
Most young Teacup Chihuahua Puppies will
grow out of this behavior if you are calm,
quiet and avoid reaching toward the head
during greetings. Another helpful approach
is to calmly ask your Teacup Chihuahua
Teacup Chihuahua Puppies to sit for a very
tasty treat each time someone greets him.
Direct Him Away from Problem Areas
and fecal odor should be thoroughly removed
to keep your Teacup Chihuahua Teacup
Chihuahua Puppies from returning to areas of
the home where he made a mess.
- Be sure to use a good commercial
product made specifically to clean up
Teacup Chihuahua Puppies odors. Follow the
manufacturer's recommendations for
- If a carpeted area has been soaked
with urine, be sure to saturate it with
the cleaning product and not merely
spray the surface.
- Rooms in the home where your Teacup
Chihuahua Puppies has
had frequent mistakes should be closed
off for several months.
- He should only be allowed to enter
when accompanied by a family member.
Don't Make Things Worse
It is a
rare Teacup Chihuahua Teacup Chihuahua
Puppies or Teacup Chihuahua Teacup Chihuahua
Puppy that can be housetrained without
making an occasional mess, so you need to be
ready to handle the inevitable problems.
- Do not rely on harsh punishment to
correct mistakes. This approach usually
does not work, and may actually delay
- An appropriate correction consists
of simply providing a moderate,
startling distraction. You should only
do this when you see your Teacup
Chihuahua Teacup Chihuahua Puppies in
the act of pottying in the wrong place.
- A sharp noise, such as a loud "No"
or a quick stomp on the floor, is all
that is usually needed to stop the
behavior. Don't be too loud or your pet
may learn to avoid going in front of
you, even outdoors.
- Don't continue to scold or correct
Puppies after he has stopped soiling.
When he stops, quickly take him outdoors
so that he will finish in the
appropriate area and be praised.
- Never rub your Teacup Chihuahua
TeacupCPuppie's nose in a
mess. There is absolutely no way this
will help training, and may actually
make him afraid of you.