This may be a very exciting time if you are bringing home a brand new puppy or new adult dog into your family! You may have decided already on exactly what dog supplies you intend to have available, like feeding dishes, appropriate puppy or dog food and treats, collar and leash, and perhaps a really nice dog bed.
If you are bringing home a brand new Chihuahua puppy or a new adult Chihuahua dog into your family, you may need some patience and planning to come up with a daily routine for your puppy to help him sleep throughout the night, so that you'll both feel rested and happy! Every dog needs their very own safe and comfy place to sleep.
You may want the puppy's bed in a quiet, safe place in the house. A peaceful and comfortable corner or section of the room may be nice. Maybe you'll choose a nice, safe, cozy dog bed for the Chihuahua puppy. You most likely will want to pick a special sleeping area for the puppy where there is not much noise that would disturb him.
The puppy may feel a little more confident and secure if he can still see the people in the house from his sleeping area. Just knowing that you are there may help him to stay relaxed and calm. Most puppies in a new home environment may feel somewhat anxious and have a difficult time at first trying to quiet themselves down to sleep for the night.
A new puppy may whine to get your attention. Everything could seem so new to your puppy at first until he gets a little accustomed to his new home. He may miss his mom and family litter in the beginning.
The puppy may enjoy having a favorite, safe dog toy or dog blanket with him for a sense of familiarity and security. Dogs sometimes instinctively circle around their resting place where they are going to sleep.
If you want the puppy in the bed at a specific time, you may begin a daily routine schedule and try to have him go to bed around the same time every night, so he gets used to this habit. But, if the Chihuahua puppy leaves his bed, you can nicely put him back in his bed, so he gets the idea and learns to get comfortable in the special sleeping space.
When the puppy gets accustomed to where his bed is, you may tell him to enter his own bed when you want him to go to sleep at night. Dogs want to know what is expected of them. Hopefully, he will soon learn a pleasant bedtime routine.
So the Chihuahua puppy can sleep good at nighttime, you may want to allow for adequate and appropriate exercise for the puppy through the day. You can actually plan a routine schedule for meal times for the puppy. Dogs usually respond well to a nice schedule. It might be helpful to get into the habit of some calm, quiet time before the specific bedtime.
The puppy may need to go outside to eliminate immediately before bedtime. Providing background sounds, such as a really soft background sound of a TV or radio may calm the puppy down and relax him at night.
A puppy may need to eliminate in the midst of the night. If the puppy needs to go out during the night, he may whine, pace or bark. You might take him outside in a safe manner to eliminate and bring him right back to his sleep area to go back to sleep. He should learn to understand that it's time for sleep and not time to play throughout the night.
The Chihuahua puppy will learn that his owner is an effective leader and he will feel loved and protected. Hopefully, with a few helpful ideas you and your puppy will get sufficient sleep every night and be happy!