Healtchare & Nutrition Forum for your puppy's health

Training and Feeding Teacup Puppies August 5, 2013, 5:43 pm

        2 questions:  Can micro teacup puppies be potty trained to hold it for more than 8 hours eventually or is this an unrealiastic expectation from a small puppy?

Can they be placed on a food schedule?  ie. 3X per day?      
Category: Homecoming

Answer:

        Yes teacup puppies can become"housebroken" where they hold elimination until you return home.  This is a function of age, not size.  Puppies do not have the ability to postpone elimination until at least 12 weeks of age.

So far as a feeding schedule, once you are confident that your new puppy eats reliably for several days in a row you can start less frequent feedings.  Three times during your awake hours is reasonable but go from more frequent feedings to less frequent gradually over several days.