New German Shepherd bitch - Dog Toilet Training
We are picking up our new German Sheperd bitch in 2 weeks. She will be sleeping outside and I am wondering how best to go about toilet training her for when she is inside. Is it best I "crate train" her and i buy a crate straight away for her spot in the house? Also, what is the best kennel/bedding you advise people who have GSD's. We want her to sleep outside on our patio. Thanks, R
Answer: New German Shepherd bitch
Great idea to start of with a well planned approach. A puppy will settle in much better when it knows what the ground rules are. We recommend a trampoline as bedding (especially for outside), and they are available from most good pet stores or even online. A crate is terrific, provided it is used as 'a happy bedroom' approach, not good for her to be locked in for hours on end. Very good for toilet training. Suggest you have a look at our articles on this matter (dog toilet training) - and visit a puppy class! Good luck.