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Hi. We will be getting our miniature schnauzer pup next month. He will be 10 weeks old. We will be completely off work/someone home 24/7 for a 5 full weeks (I work part time and will then have family help (Dad retiring in Jan and will be on hand), doggy day care etc so all thought through carefully.)
I know schnauzers can be stubborn (but also highly intelligent)....just looking for any schnauzer/puppy specific tips...anything I should definitely do from the start (have had dogs before but never had a puppy)
I've ordered a copy of puppy training books (David Mann one as recommended on MN, and a puppy training for kids for 11 year old). Just after any other tips/advice to ensure we are fully puppy/Schnauzer ready!! TIA
I don't have experience with Schnauzers but we have a notoriously stubborn breed (beagle) and my advice would be start as you mean to go on.
So if you want the dog to be in a separate room while you eat, start doing it right away. Same with allowing the dog upstairs/on the sofa/in your bed. If you don't mind it then it doesn't matter but if you hate the idea then you need to be strict or they'll take liberties
And I love schnauzers so please post photos! They're such cute little dogs with great personalities