The First Day and Night with your New Puppy


The first night home for your Cavoodle puppy will not be easy for you or your new puppy, because it is unfamiliar territory for you both. Regardless of how much you are in love with your new family member challenges are inevitable.  There is an investment of your time and patience as you nurture your Cavoodle puppy into the dog you love and will share your home, heart and life with for many years to come.  

Getting set up for your new Cavoodle Puppy 

 Preparation is the key before your puppy arrives home.  Hopefully you will read thoroughly the information document emailed to you a couple of weeks before your puppies arrival.  Please follow this link what-do-i-need-for-my-new-puppy

Toilet Training your new Cavoodle Puppy 

  As soon as your puppy arrives home, begin toilet training by taking them to their toilet spot.  Whenever they eliminate on the right spot, praise your Puppy with lots of positive words and cuddles.  Ensure they eliminate outside before bringing them indoors. Plan the toilet breaks every hour while inside the house during the day.


Establishing a safe area for your new Cavoodle Puppy 

 The first day and night is a chance to show your Cavoodle Puppy their territory within the family home and yard. Establish a routine as well as physical borders to get them used to the limits you have for them.  The essentials on the first night are the location of food and water bowls and a soft place to sleep. Don’t overwhelm them with too much for the first few days. 

Your Cavoodle puppy’s First Night.  

On arrival, you may have the urge to invite friends to meet your cute little Cavoodle puppy however this is not a good idea. Dedicate this first day to making your puppy comfortable in their new home. The priority is to give your new puppy confidence and familiarity in their new home. You need to establish feeding times, toilet times and bedtimes and these new routines will take time for your new puppy to grasp.  Cavoodle puppies are very social dogs and will want to be part of their new family as fast as possible. Your Cavoodle Puppy will need to sleep a lot so allow them to spend time in their designated bed for as much rest as possible. Being a puppy is exhausting and they can sleep as much as 16 hours a day! Allow them to sleep as much as they need. They cope with the stress of moving by sleeping more than normal as well. Don’t worry, soon they will be up playing a lot more. They also have frequent toilet needs, nearly every hour. They therefore, take frequent short naps and need to go outside immediately once they are awake. They may wake you with their crying on the first night just like a baby would. I think the first night it is fine to comfort your puppy as much as they need, as they are scared, and overwhelmed by everything that has happened to them. Please make sure they have a hot water bottle, their familiar blanket and toy to comfort them, and be prepared they will cry, and be unsettled. 

We are always available to give you advice after you take your new puppy home