Heartbeat Toy for Miniature Schnauzer Puppy’s First Night Home

Calming Toy for Miniature Schnauzers First Night HomeA puppy’s first night home is usually memorable. It can be a pleasurable memory. Alternatively, maybe it is remembered as rather exhausting.

Nowadays, supports are available, such as comfortable dog beds, well-made dog crates and quality toys.

Taking advantage of supports such as these helps to make family life considerably easy, including that of the much-loved pet. Well, certainly much more comfortable than times before the availability of quality canine products.

Helping Puppy Overcome Emotions the First Night In a New Home

It is a sad fact that some puppies are left to suffer that first night alone, after being adopted into a family.

The first six to seven weeks of a puppy’s life is in the warmth and companionship of their mother and siblings. Suddenly, the puppy has left behind the only comfort he/she has known and taken to live in a strange environment.

This move is certainly not one that a puppy chooses. Therefore, it’s up to us as the new parent to provide the best care comfort possible to our circumstances.

Can you imagine what it would be like to sleep in the home of a stranger? That is something I would not enjoy. Neither does a young puppy get pleasure sleeping alone in a new bed, in a strange home.

When the Sun Has Gone Down on Puppy’s New Home

Even though a puppy has been warmly welcomed by new owners, when day turns to night and bed-time arrives, the puppy experiences loss of his mother and siblings.

As the owner of the new puppy, it is tough to hear the whimpering throughout the night. In many cases, the despair of the puppy gets to the heart of the new owner. Consequently, the action is to move this new delightful but unhappy puppy from its position, onto the bed of the owner.

How much damage that action can cause! One night or part of it sleeping with a new parent leads to every night of that puppy sleeping on the bed of the parent.

I know it to be a fact, due to personal experience.

Was it essential to take the puppy onto my bed?

At the time, it seemed the only humane thing to be done.

In hindsight, had we taken time to prepare for this new family member, including purchasing a comfort toy, I believe it would have been a different story.

Of course, there is always the option of strict training to return a puppy to his her bed permanently. However, why go down that track when providing a comfort toy could eliminate any sleeping concerns right from the start?

Ownership of Puppy’s Toys

Watching a puppy playing with his toy is precious. Try taking the toy away from him, at your peril. 

Choosing a quality toy, especially for bed-time, is a wise decision. A toy that has a short life-span may cause distress to a still young puppy.

A toy of great comfort for new puppies, whether Miniature Schnauzers or another breed is the:

SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy, Biscuit
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SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy, Biscuit
  • The original Snuggle Puppy, celebrating 22 years of comforting pets
  • Helps with crate training by reducing negative behaviors such as whining and barking, which also helps YOU sleep at night
  • Helps pets transition to their new home and reduces stress caused by fireworks and thunderstorms


A second choice is one that not only provides support for a puppy at night, but it also has the same effect throughout the day.

Moropaky Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy Heartbeat Toy Plush Toy for Anxiety Training Companion Crate
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Moropaky Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy Heartbeat Toy Plush Toy for Anxiety Training Companion Crate
  • Separation Anxiety Relief: The heartbeat toys with heartbeat which is a simulation of the true pulsing heartbeat enables the puppy to feel the heartbeat, thereby reducing their anxiety and get used to the new home or tough time as soon as possible.
  • Create Training Tool & Sleep Training Toy : Heartbeat dog toy simulates an environment that the puppy are not alone and one of their 'mates' are there with them. With the company of the Heartbeat Stuffed Animal Toy , the dog can adapt to the kennel as soon as possible, and can have a better sleep.
  • Comfort Your Fur Baby: The heartbeat toy provides the best companionship and comfort to the dog during the night, during the journey, during thunder and lightning, and effectively reduces the anxiety and fear of the dog.

 And, the third toy, although completely different in style, has proved to be a favourite.

Moropaky Heartbeat Toy Heartbeat Puppy Toy Plush Toy with Heartbeat for Calming Separation Anxiety...
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Moropaky Heartbeat Toy Heartbeat Puppy Toy Plush Toy with Heartbeat for Calming Separation Anxiety...
  • The heartbeat is a simulation of the true human heartbeat, which enables the puppy to feel the heartbeat of the human being, thereby reducing their anxiety and loneliness.
  • The plush dog toy with heartbeat helps your fur baby fall sleep and effectively reduce their anxiety, it is great for separation anxiety, thunder, fireworks, car & air travel, barking, licking and more.
  • The pillows are made of skin-friendly, safe materials. And we are committed to giving the dog the best touch. It can be machine washable with the heart removed.


Rather than resembling a sibling, it is a pillow that a puppy can snuggle up to and gain similar benefit to the previous two items.

Each of the three toys is a heart-beat toy, and all have excellent reviews from Verified Purchasers.

That first-night experience of a puppy in a new home can be peaceful with the provision of an appropriate toy.  Be assured your puppy will love and thank you for the gift of a toy to comfort him, or her.  Moreover, I’m sure the pleasure you receive will be something to remember for a lifetime.

I wish you and your puppy many happy years together.  I hope you found something helpful by visiting this article.

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Cool Dog Tricks Your Miniature Schnauzer Will Love to Learn

cool dog tricks your miniature schnauzer will loveWatching a dog performing tricks is one of the most pleasurable activities to be enjoyed. When it comes to performing tricks Miniature Schnauzers are no exception.  In fact, Miniature Schnauzer dogs are particularly keen on showing off their cool dog tricks.

Because of a dog’s loyalty to their owner, they just love to please and that includes performing tricks they have learned.

Most tricks are taught to dogs, but I once knew a little dog that made up his own tricks.  That little dog was very proud of his tricks and performed them to anyone who cared to join in the fun of watching him.

What Kind of Tricks Are the Best to Teach your Miniature Schnauzer

There are a great number of tricks that can be taught over and above the usual Sit and Stay.

I don’t class Sit and Stay as tricks, although I’m aware that some people do.

 Cool Dog Tricks are actions such as:

  • High Five
  • Begging
  • Shaking Hands (Paws)
  • Standing on hind legs and dancing
  • Rolling Over
  • Taking a Bow
  • Playing Dead

The trick, playing dead, might not sound the best but it is harmless and fun to watch.  The owner of the dog points his finger at the dog and says ‘bang’.  When the dog hears the word ‘bang’ he drops to the ground and lays still.

Another action great to watch is a dog intertwining his body between rows of tall pegs in the ground.  Again, this can be classed as training, as in preparing for a competition or show. It can also be considered a trick, and a valuable trick when it comes to a dog’s concentration and exercise.

Learning Tricks are Important to a Dog’s Development

Setting aside time to teach your Miniature Schnauzer some cool tricks is helpful in respect to your dog’s mental and physical health.

Playing ball games with your dog or young puppy can also be considered as tricks.  Thinking creatively about teaching your dog a certain way of catching a ball, hiding it and finding the ball again can be included in his list of cool dog tricks.

In the video below you can see a young Miniature Schnauzer dog performing her tricks.  I could see how much this dog enjoys the activity.   Her concentration and fitness level are amazing and reveal her desire to please her owner.

I once saw a dog putting his toys into his Toy Box.  It was unbelievable that a dog would be so tidy as to do that.

However, did you watch the video and see the dog placing the rings over the stem of the toy?  If so, perhaps you will agree it is possible to train a dog to put his or her toys away when finished with for the day.

Well, it’s worth a try, and can be considered as another cool dog trick your Miniature Schnauzer loves to perform.

Thank you for visiting this post.

I look forward to receiving your comments and/or questions.

Toys for a Miniature Schnauzer

toys for a miniature schnauzerToys for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy are not only fun to play with, but they are also an important and essential part of a puppy’s development of both mind and body.

What better way for a puppy to get that stimulation other than a good supply of toys that are suited to the wear and tear that a puppy will give a toy over time.

To be honest, I believe that we adults get as much, or more, fun from watching puppies with their toys as he or she gets from playing with them.

Be Aware of Your Miniature Schnauzer’s Boredom

Miniature Schnauzer puppies, as well as adult miniature schnauzers, will become bored if they don’t have enough activity in their daily life. A puppy is like a child; the very young need to have a lot of sleep. As they get older they need less sleep and more activity.

If a puppy isn’t given enough toys to get the activity needed through play he will find something to use as a toy. This is likely to cause trouble in the home when it’s discovered that the puppy has all but wrecked the leg of a table or chair because of his boredom.

Due to the need of activity and lack of toys to play with, puppy has done his ‘own thing’ and bitten into the furniture. This is a hard lesson to learn as a dog owner, but from the point of view of the puppy, he sees that chair leg tempting and off he goes biting it with vim and vigor. Hmmm….. not a nice experience to find the furniture destroyed. An expensive happening, to be sure!

And be warned! Puppies also love things such as hats, cushions and perhaps the brand new knee rug recently given as a gift to a member of the family, but not meant for the puppy! However, it is colorful, as are the cushions and the hat left on a cushion. Oh what fun thinks puppy, these must be my new toys. Again, not actually fun when the wreckage is discovered! I’ve seen it happen in my own family!


Miniature Schnauzer’s Toy Box

When buying the first toy for your puppy it’s a good idea to purchase a toy box.

Your Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent puppy. You can teach him to put his toys away in his toy box when he doesn’t want to play.

I know that puppy putting his toys away sounds a bit much to expect.  But I have seen puppies actually doing that. The thing to remember is that puppy knows where his toys are kept. He is able to get the them out of the toy box.  Therefore it is possible for you to teach him, or her, to put their toys away. I’m not suggesting all toys will be put back into the right place, but teaching this is good for brain development.

Choosing Toys For A Miniature Schnauzer Puppy to Enjoy

Toys for a Miniature Schnauzer puppy, and puppies of all breeds, should be carefully chosen. Make sure toys are suitable in size and do not have any sharp pieces or parts that could harm puppy.  Check the toy is made of a suitable material that will withstand the wear and tear of puppy’s activities.

In the case of a fabric toy, it’s good idea to check that the toy is washable.

Toys displayed on this page

Each of the 3 toys appearing above have very positive customer reviews. These show that the toys are sturdy and loved by the puppies fortunate enough to have one of their own.

Also, these toys are washable and excellent feedback in this respect appears in the customer reviews.

Customer reviews can be seen by clicking on the links below the image of each toy.

Finally, enjoy watching your Miniature Schnauzer puppy playing with toys. Notice how development improves from interaction with toys that he/she loves and enjoys.

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