More newbie puppy questions
If anyone would like to share some expertise and advice, please do! :)
We brought home our puppy about two weeks ago. He's about 14 weeks old. 30 pounds.
He's been crate training (mainly for house breaking) and hasn't had any incidents indoors since the first day or two. How do I know when he's ready to uhh...test? We've been as diligent as possible giving him plenty of chances to go outside and not letting him loose in the house until he's emptied, but we don't know his indoor signals for having to GO. He's whined in his crate when he's needed to go, but would he bother if he was indoors uncrated?
How do I know? Do I just have to risk it?
I don't suppose it's possible to train him to stop chewing on everything is it? :) We were able to teach him to stop chewing on people pretty fast so he's not hopeless...
Do outdoor dogs usually need nail trims? This guy is supposed to become an indoor-outdoor dog and will hopefully be more active outside than inside. Crazy large puppy antics belong outside. But will he wear down his nails when he starts taking walks?
Can I wash him whenever he smells doggy?
Any other tips?