Borders of Eby Eden
- Bordoodle Puppies-
Creston, Ohio

Borders of Eby Eden

 -Border Collies & Bordoodles-

Puppy Daily Schedule

Your puppy will thrive with a routine and consistency! This is especially important when you're potty training and getting your puppy adjusted to your lifestyle and schedule! Below is the outline of a Typical Schedule for your Puppy. You can adjust this outline to fit your daily routine and schedule!

7:00- 8:00 AM:

Wake Up 

Go Potty

Morning Exercise (run around the yard during potty break, take a short walk, etc.)

Breakfast Time (check to see if your pup needs to potty again after breakfast!)

8:00- 10:00 AM:

Play time with you and/or a toy (the kids can join in here too!)

A short training session can happen during this time (your puppy is a baby and will learn best in short increments around 15 minutes or less!)

Bonding Time: your puppy will likely want to follow you around the house as you go about your day!

Potty Trip 

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM:

Nap Time (Puppies should sleep 15-20 hours/day at this stage!)

12:00 - 2:00 PM:

Wake Up 

Potty Trip

Let your dog follow you around as you go about your day!

You can add a short training session in here if you have time

2:00- 5:00 PM:

Afternoon Nap Time

5:00- 6:00 PM:

Wake Up from Nap

Potty Time

Exercise/Play Time (playing fetch, frisbee, walk, etc.)

6:00- 7:00 PM:

Dinner Time

Bonding Time 

Potty Trip

7:00- 9:00 PM:

Relaxation Time/Quiet Play

Brush the puppies' coat to prevent tangles, have them collect their toys and put them in their toy bin.

Potty Trip

Bed Time!

A Note About Sleep:

Puppies are like babies, they sleep a lot, and it is totally normal and necessary! Not getting your puppy adequate rest can result in an overtired puppy...this can lead to unwanted behaviors! If your puppy becomes too tired, his body will produce adrenaline to cope with the demands and stresses, which means the dog can't then settle down. If adrenaline builds up over a number of days, the stress hormones take much longer to get rid of, and you end up with a frantic puppy biting anything that moves. Common symptoms of an overtired puppy include: biting, excessive thirst, zoomies (running non-stop circles), barking, panting; licking lips, forgetting manners and commands, and more. Make sure to provide your pup with adequate rest to avoid these unwanted consequences!

Potty Frequency: 

The general rule of thumb for potty frequency is that a puppy can hold their bowels/bladder for one hour per month of age. So, a 2 month old puppy can hold it for 2 hours while a 4 month old puppy should be able to hold it for 4 hours! Keep this in mind as you determine where to put your pup when you leave the house. If you’re going to be gone less than 2 hours your pup can relax in the crate! If you’re leaving your 2 month old pup for 8 hours you’ll need to set up an  area for your puppy for a longer amount of time (include a potty area, place to play , etc.) Baxter & Bella has some great videos to explain tips and tricks for this!