Take him outside to the designated area. If he relieves himself, use a consistent command, such as "go potty," and remember to praise him for it.
Prepare a puppy-proof area. Gradually introduce him to designated spaces. Let him get used to it before exploring further.
Introduce one person at a time, despite the excitement. Ensure quiet meetings for him to meet each of you.
Offer safe chew toys for your puppy. Redirect him to them if he chews on inappropriate items. Here are more tips for living with a chewing puppy.
Puppies sleep 15-20 hours a day. Guide him to his crate or bed when tired. Crates offer security, not jail. Encourage crate as a safe haven.
Supervise him in his den or keep him within sight. Take him around as you move, allowing exploration under your watchful eye.
Start early with house rules. Be consistent and gentle. Redirect and praise for learning. Avoid punishment; he's still learning.
Expand his environment gradually with supervision. Affection, rules, routine, rewards, and corrections will teach and bond.