There are some very successful ways to feed and house train your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppy. One of the best tips we can give you is to not free feed your puppy at first. If you’re able to, the best way to feed your new pup is on a schedule. Start off by feeding your pup three times a day, then you can reduce to twice daily once they are older.
After your Wheaten eats all they want, give them a chance to potty. If they don’t go, then take them back inside and keep them on a leash or crated. Fifteen to thirty minutes later, take them out again for another try. Soon after, you will be able to learn how long after eating your pup needs to go out. This is the best potty-training tip we can give you to eliminate accidents inside. While training your pup, be sure to not take them out too often, as it will send mixes messages and they won’t learn to hold their bladder.
In general, puppies need to go out for potty when they wake up, eat / drink, after playing or when stressed. Sometimes puppies do not eat at all on the day you take them home due to the stress of their new environment. They may also cry for a few days from the separation of mom and siblings. It is fine to change your puppy’s food brand from what we give them, however please don’t do this right away. When you do switch, mix the brands and gradually introduce the new food. We do send some puppy food home with you.
Other Care Tips for Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Educating owners on the proper care of our California Raised Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers is important to us, because of that we offer a variety of care tips, please use the links below to view those tips:
- Early Training of Wheatens
- Grooming of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
- Crate Training of Your Wheaten Terrier
- Traveling Safely with Your Wheaten