The Certainties of Everyday Life

Puppies, like kids, are a disorganized lot. They need routines and repetitions to succeed. Often the best way to organize a puppy schedule is to create a master plan, i.e., a daily schedule, for everyone involved in caring for them.

Assign a word and a routine for every need so that the predictability of their daily life provides a sense of security and reassurance. When your puppy starts communicating their needs with nipping and frenzy, direct them to their spots instead.

• Set up a resting spot with comfortable blankets and chews for sleep.
• Teach your puppy to go to the door or papers for pottying.
• Lead them to their food and water dish for mealtimes.

Providing your dog with an organized schedule helps them lead a happy, healthy life. SPOT Pet Insurance may also be able to cover wellness and preventative care options to ensure your puppy’s well being.


Did You Know...?

SPOT Pet Insurance covers your dog or cat in case of behavioral issues that can result in destructive chewing.

Puppyhood Insights

SPOT is thrilled to provide these five insights from Sarah Hodgson, author of Puppies for Dummies, trainer, and pet behavior expert. Rejecting an alpha-centric approach, Sarah encourages her audience to look at the world through their puppy's eyes, using food and fun to encourage cooperation and connection. SPOT is proud to connect with Sarah Hodgson, A veteran in the fear-free movement, to offer a well-balanced approach to pet training.

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Guest written by Sarah Hodgson, a renowned author, pet trainer, and IAABC-certified associate applied pet behavior consultant.