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Hi guys! 
I have a new pup!after my old woof died in January.my last pup I didn't really have much of a garden.now I have!with lots of plants!no lawn.any ideas on how to introduce her to it?! Right now I've just had her on the patio and any leaves she's wanted to nibble I've said firmly no and moved her along.im sticking to her like glue and she only goes out with me for a few minutes for toilet training.any suggestions would be appreciated! 
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,330
    Carry on like that.  She needs to know her boundaries such as where she can and can't go and what she can and can't do and listen to "No" because at some point she'll maybe want to chew something she shouldn't.   

    Puppy training classes will help socialise her with other dogs and people too. 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,083
    Make a defined area of bark chippings where she’s allowed to pee and every time she starts to squat take her over there quickly without saying anything,  and praise her when she squats and pees on the bark. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • I imagine all puppy classes cancelled? There was one at my local garden centre.shame.shes just been outside and is getting quite excited when out now! Picking up leaves is a problem but a firm no seems to help.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,083
    edited November 2020
    Say No to picking up leaves and immediately replace with a toy. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Good idea!everything is being replaced with a toy.id forgotten how bitey pups are!She's worth it tho.and sleeping thru the night from day 1!! Altho toilet training isn't quite so successful.. early days 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,273
    There are so many new dog-walkers I see when I go out with my dog over the last few months.
    They often want to introduce their dog to mine (something I'm not really keen on just at the moment). I always suggest taking their new dog to classes. Although there are many such centres locally that run dog training classes I'm told they are all fully booked for months ahead.

    Don't forget a reward when she does something right.
    Mine gets a tiny treat and lots of nice words.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,083
    And don’t be tempted to throw the toy onto the lawn for her. 

    Say No when she has the leaves etc and then go to her and give her the toy. She’ll soon learn that the word No means that she has to come to you and be rewarded so you won’t have to go to her, she’ll come to you ... and you’ll have taught her to ‘Recall’ and that’ll help keep her safe when out in the big wide world of parks and countryside. 
    Just teaching her to leave something doesn’t really re-focus her, but coming back to you for reward and her next ‘instruction’  does. 👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 88
    I did all the suggestions above when my young dog was a puppy, and it has worked well, so keep at it. But I cannot get the digging out of her, alas :(
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,273
    SophieK said:
    But I cannot get the digging out of her, alas :(
    Look on it as an opportunity to grow more bulbs 😁
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,083
    Some breeds dig 🕳 🐶  ... it’s what they do ... it’s like expecting a bird not to fly ... if they’re the flying sort you can’t stop them 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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