Note: If you buy a snuggle puppy from another site..You have just missed the point! We find them most effective if they're litter scented.
At Railway we feel it's important to make the transition for your puppy as stress free as possible. So we have decided to bring on the Snuggle Puppies from Smart Pet. Each Snuggle is scented with your puppies litter mates and sent home to help make the transition easier. The cost is $40.00 for each Puppy. Please let us know if you wish to purchase one for your puppy..
Due to Covid 19, we only have the Biscuit available at this time.
Training tip: If your puppy still seems a bit uneasy in their crate or confined area with their snuggle puppy.
Try this tip - (whoever in your family is the puppy's primary care giver) have that person sleep with a t-shirt on overnight, then take the t-shirt and place it in the puppy's crate or confined area, many times this will help soothe your puppy.
Why? because they are now quickly becoming bonded to your family and the puppy is most likely fussing because they want to be with you. Allowing them to lay on your shirt help makes them feel safe and comfy. Puppies lay on top of one anther by nature to keep warmth, soothe and to feel safe.
Caution! Please keep a close eye to make sure your puppy doesn't chew on the t-shirt. If the puppy chews or rips it, remove the t-shirt as it could become a choking hazard.
Please do not put your puppy in bed with you, as this can cause many challenges for you and the puppy going forward with training and respect.
Putting your puppy's crate in a family members bedroom is fine, as long as the puppy is not disrupting their sleep other than for a quick potty break. If you think your puppy needs to go potty in the middle of the night, quietly carry them out don't talk or engage the puppy. If the puppy is successful while your out a quick "that a good girl or boy" will be sufficient. Quietly carry and return the puppy and yourself to bed. Why do we do this quietly and not enthusiastically? Because the puppy will now be happy, wide awake and ready to go, they will then return to their crate to awaken everyone in the house to get up "it's time to play and get some affection not sleeping time".
Please give a lot of thought before placing the puppy's crate in one of your children's bedrooms, we know the kids are very excited about having a new puppy. HOWEVER if the puppy would need to go out in the night or become fussy. 1) I don't think you're going to want to send your child out into the darkness with the puppy for a potty break. 2) Puppy's love children and the puppy may get excited enough to not go back to sleep easily.
3) Lets face it most teenagers love their sleep, we don't want them looking at the puppy with their pillow over their head and saying "really not again, can I just sleep please":) not that they wouldn't get the job done quietly and quickly.
Once your puppy is fully house broken, crate trained and not chewing on anything about the house anymore then your dog could enjoy the company of a bedroom, in a bed of their own on the floor next to the humans bed. Why? For some of the same reasons our children do not sleep with us forever. Self-confidence, Independence, manners, everyone gets a good nights sleep and helps to avoid separation anxieties.