A SCHEDULE FOR YOUR PUPPY

We have already covered your schedule. You may be a busy professional or a daily traveler. Either way, you don’t have a lot of time to mess around. Your schedule must be tightly packed for efficiency and your dog training must be the same. This is why having a good schedule is a necessity. Here is a general schedule to start with:

Weekdays and Weekends:

Time of day

Goal

Training

Approximate time

Before work

Feeding, letting dog out, play time

·   Out of crate

·   Sit for collar/leash

·   Heel

·   Wait at door for “release”

·   Urinate in proper spot

·   Return to house

·   Sit for leash removal

·   Sit for food/release to come eat

·   Free supervised play time

·   Repeat of outside walk

·   In crate

60 minutes

Mid-day (if possible)

Letting dog out

·  Out of crate

·  Sit for collar/leash

·  Heel

·  Wait at door for “release”

·  Urinate in proper spot

·  Return to house

·  Sit for leash removal

 

15 minutes

Immediately after work

Feeding, Letting dog out

·   Out of crate

·   Sit for collar/leash

·   Heel

·   Wait at door for “release”

·   Urinate in proper spot

·   Return to house

·   Sit for leash removal

·   Sit for food/release to come eat

·   Repeat of outside walk

·   In crate

 

30 minutes

Mid-evening

Formal training

·   Out of crate

·   Sit for collar/leash

·   Heel

·   Training for basic commands: sit, heel, stay, come, release, basic handling

·   Repeat of outside walk when finished

·   In crate

·   Young puppies should eat three times a day. If your puppy is under six months, this is a great time to get in his third meal of the day.

 

45 minutes

Late evening

Play time

·   Out of crate

·   Free supervised play time

·   Repeat of outside walk

 

15 minutes

Time of day

Goal

Training

Approximate time

Morning

Feeding, letting dog out, play time

·   Out of crate

·   Sit for collar/leash

·   Heel

·   Wait at door for “release”

·   Urinate in proper spot

·   Return to house

·   Sit for leash removal

·   Sit for food/release to come eat

·   Free supervised play time

·   Repeat of outside walk

·   In crate

 

60 minutes

Mid-day

Letting dog out, formal training

·  Out of crate

·  Sit for collar/leash

·  Heel

·  Wait at door for “release”

·  Urinate in proper spot

·  Return to house

·  Sit for leash removal

·  Free supervised play time

·  Training for basic commands: sit, heel, stay, come, release, basic handling, socialization

·  In crate

 

60 minutes

Early evening

Feeding, letting dog out

·   Out of crate

·   Sit for collar/leash

·   Heel

·   Wait at door for “release”

·   Urinate in proper spot

·   Return to house

·   Sit for leash removal

·   Sit for food/release to come eat

·   Repeat of outside walk

·   In crate

 

30 minutes

Late evening

Play time

·   Out of crate

·   Free supervised play time

·   Repeat of outside walk

 

30 minutes