Wil je de 's nachts doorslapen terwijl je net een nieuwe pup in huis hebt? Ik ben gek op de tips van Susan Garrett, een van de beste hondentrainers ter wereld. Dit bericht mailde ze afgelopen week naar haar volgers.
"My dogs are raised with the understanding of the night time golden rule… "Don't Wake da Mama!".
I establish this by making sure any time a puppy wakes me up, it is as uneventful as possible.
Most puppies that wake up in the middle of the night and need to go out will be met with this routine from me: I reach into the crate, hook a light leash on my puppy, and say nothing as I carry the puppy outside to see if she needs to relieve herself. I do not allow the puppy the reinforcement of walking on her own. This is also the only time I do not interact with my puppies after they have pottied outside.
I may quietly praise her, but I say very little and offer no other reinforcement as I pick the puppy up once again and carry her inside and return her to her crate without further interaction.
Making these midnight trips outside as uneventful as possible helps to make sure they do not happen very often. With my all of the puppies that I have raised, it has been rare that any one of them ever wakes me up more than one or two nights before they learn to sleep through the entire night."