New Pup...Fence or Patio?
I am bringing home my 8 week old fawn puppy tonight. I purchased a short 3ft leash, a nylon collar , cage with divider and assorted toys. I have read many articles on this site as well as some other dog related sites. My first priority from what i have read is to teach the "come to" command and potty training.
I work 8 hours a day but will be taking the dog for a walk before I leave for work as well as coming home for lunch. I have a small backyard area as well as screened in patio area. I was wondering if its a good idea to keep the dog in the fenced in yard or screened in patio in the a.m. while i get ready for work? I plan to watch teh dog every minute its not in the cage for teh first few weeks, but was wondering if its ok to keep in the patio or small yard while he is unsupervised? Any suggestions would be great, this is my first dog and tomorrow will be the first day, so any help is appreciated.
Last edited by evanb; 28th February 2005 at 01:04 PM.