Today we are celebrating our favorite furry family members who are more than likely new additions to the crew! The puppy stage can last anywhere from 9 months old to 15 months old depending on the size and breed of your dog.

The puppy stage can be a bit tiring, especially when it comes to training. Whether you already have a new puppy at home or plan on getting one soon, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips and tricks to train your pup on National Puppy Day!

Puppy Chewing On Teething Toy

Research and commit to your potty-training plan ahead of time

Potty training takes time and patience, so it’s important to plan and make sure your puppy has what they need to succeed. Check out this article from the AKC that showcases every type of potty-training tactic!

Outside potty training

If you plan on treating your pup for using the potty outside, grab some healthy alternatives. Consistent treating can add to an increased amount of calorie consumption in your pup’s diet. The best puppy training treats are low in calories and high in protein. The smaller the snack, the better! Remy’s Kitchen 100% beef or 100% turkey heart treats are a great treating option. Each treat is grain-free and is anywhere from 8-9kcals.

Crate training

 If you plan on crate training your dog at night, there are a few things to grab before you introduce your dog to their bed. Find a machine washable liner with some padding to keep your dog comfy at night.

The Snuggle Blanket is a machine washable dog blanket and can bring comfort to your dog by providing familiar smells in their space. The Snuggle Blanket comes in three colors to match your aesthetic and retains pet hair. Having a blanket in your dog’s bed is important because it helps create a den-like atmosphere that dogs are used to.

Dog Resting Head On Snuggle Puppy

If your pup is whining whenever they are in the crate, consider getting a Snuggle Puppy! Snuggle Puppy comes in 5 colors to best match your pup and includes a Real-Feel Heartbeat and heat pack. Dogs and puppies are pack animals who are instinctively drawn to their mother and others in their pack.

Snuggle Puppy recreates intimacy and physical warmth with a Real-feel Heartbeat. The result is a calmer, happier pet. The New Puppy Starter Kit is also a great option. It includes everything you need for your new puppy!

Crate training is a time commitment. New puppies under 6 months old cannot be in a crate for more than 3-4 hours at a time because they don’t have full control over their bladders and bowels yet. Make sure you are setting aside time to let your puppy out of their crate frequently. If your work schedule doesn’t permit you to let your pup out, ask a family member to help or hire a dog sitter through Rover!

Bringing home a new puppy is exciting. Soak up the fun and set aside time for you and your family to bond with your new furry family member.

Follow these tips and your pup will be ready to spend their lifetime with you. For more tips, check out our blog and visit for all of your pup’s essentials!