Getting Ready for the New Arrival
Water bowl, food dish, bed, crate, or gated area, also make sure you have chosen a veterinarian for all your puppy's health needs.
Note: Small breeds can experience hypoglycemia when under stress. Travel for a small pup can be stressful at times. I always carry a tube of Nutrical with me if the pup seems to be having any reaction. This can be obtained from your vet for a modest fee.
House Training Tips
Starting with a small area is better for the puppy. Dogs do not like to soil the area they sleep in. Most are naturally clean. It takes patience to train them properly. I always provide clean water for my puppies. They need to be fed several times per day while they are growing. When I first bring the puppy home, I make sure they get to go out once every hour for the first few days.
Then I gradually lengthen the time. 20-30 minutes after eating or drinking is a must. You can't expect them to be adequately trained overnight. It has taken me anywhere from 3 weeks to 4 months to train my dogs.
They are very much individuals, but they can be completed as long as they have no health problems. If you have a fenced yard and can use a doggie door, I have found that to be the most excellent way of all once they are big enough to open the door and go out.
Make sure you are consistent with the door you use at home. Keep the puppy in a room with a tile floor for the first few days until the baby adjusts, so you don't have accidents.
Puppy Sizing Chart
No chart can be 100%, but I have found the chart below to help chart the puppy's size.