Hard for many Singaporeans to find a quiet place to study for end of term examinations. Toa Payoh Vets A suburb of Singapore, Toa Payoh in Jan 2005. PUPPY HOUSING IN SINGAPORE

Research: Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS.

Chinese translation: Huang Wee & Ms Gu
Reading and research on puppy behaviour helps you to understand your puppy. Around 80% of Singaporeans live in HDB apartments. Know the dog rules of HDB and condos.  
A playpen commonly used as Singapore's puppy housing. Toa Payoh Vets Apartment-living Siberian Husky free to roam whole apartment. Toa Payoh Vets. Playpen + aluminium pee tray. Toa Payoh Vets
The playpen with no gate. It consists of 4 pieces of fences hooked together. See story No. 3. The playpen with a gate. The Husky is getting bigger. Should just remove the playpen or open up the fences. The playpen and the aluminium pee tray. Available in only one pet shop in Singapore.  Dual-nozzle water bottle is useful as the puppy can drink from outside the playpen.
The Miniature Schnauzer cannot be confined to the playpen anymore. He knows how to climb out. Toa Payoh Vets 90% paper-trained after 6-8 weeks.  
The foldable playpen wire flooring and a pee tray (lined by newspapers). Bigger pups climb out and steal food from table. The playpen in the bedroom. See Story No. 3  
The wire crate, wire-flooring and pee tray for puppies. Rust is a problem. Toa Payoh Vets. Don't let the puppy out to roam all over the apartment till it is paper-trained. Extend the floor area with barricades or baby gates. Toa Payoh Vets. More expensive option to the 4 pieces of playpen. Toa Payoh Vets
The playpen with gate, wire flooring and a pee tray. Will rust. Chew toys are usually given to the puppy. The playpen with gate, wire flooring is opened up to an extension area, barricaded by fences.   A wire crate with gate at side and on top. More expensive than the playpen.  Foldable. Will rust.
The Aluminium pee platform and tray cost S$150. Toa Payoh Vets An alternative to papers on flooring + 4 fences in house-training the new puppy. Toa Payoh Vets Puppy training pads are cleaner for the puppy. Toa Payoh Vets.
Alumimium pee platform with pee tray. Will not rust. Wire pee platform with pee tray. Needs replacement when rusty. Puppy training pads have urine smell. Keeps puppy's feet clean unlike newspapers. Costs more than newspapers.
Buyer referred profuse diarrhoea Doberman Pinscher to pet shop. Asked to see vet promptly. Top of the line stainless steel crate for the new puppy. Toa Payoh Vets A room with good ventilation smells nice, without the need to use chemicals or extractor fans.
Stainless steel crate costs over $300 per cage. Has a pee tray. Stainless steel crate with circular holes on flooring. This is said to be kinder to the puppy's feet. Some puppies over-turn the  water bowl. A water bottle is very popular in Singapore. The feed bowl is usually removed within 15 minutes for most puppies.  They are fed 2x/day.
Leashing the puppy as a method of house-breaking - Toa Payoh Vets Leash training is a good method to restrict movement. Toa Payoh Vets.  
Leash training. Tie the dog to a nearby window. The leash prevents the new puppy from dirtying  the apartment. Leash training. Steel leashes are less expensive and not bitten by the 2 Siberian Huskies.  
Indoor and outdoor toilet-training. Upset gut. Miniature Schnauzer puppy. Toa Payoh Vets Crate for the Labrador Retriever. Toa Payoh Vets. Isolate in backyard. Provides bed. 80% floor covered newspapers. Toa Payoh Vets
Outdoor toilet training. Put the puppy inside the carrier bag and bring him downstairs regularly. Crate training using the plastic carrier or a confined kitchen area can be combined with outdoor toilet training. See Story No. 1. Outdoor training. Learning from the older dog. 
The Schnauzer feels secure inside its crate. Crate training of a puppy. asiahomes.com Puppy given freedom of whole apartment - hard to paper-train
Crate training using the plastic carrier and the playpen. See Story No. 2 Crate training using the wood carrier. The puppy stopped barking after being crated for 3 days at the seller's place. Crate training using the cloth carrier.
Jack Russell puppy loves chewing. Teething. Toa Payoh Vets. A very intelligent dominant white Miniature Schnauzer. Toa Payoh Vets  
Sniffing, circling and barking are signs that the puppy wants to pee or poo. Train the puppy not to bark at a young age. Barking dogs may be de-licensed and not permitted to stay in the HDB flats.   
Leash method of toilet training of cross-breed female, adopted. Toa Payoh Vets Townhouse living. Platform (removable, aluminium) + pee tray effective. Toa Payoh Vets.  Penalty fines for entering the restricted zone if you don't have a cash card to pay. Toa Payoh Vets
Some cross-bred dogs over a certain height and weight when grown up are not approved breeds for HDB apartments. Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels are not approved breeds for HDB apartments. Puppies are restricted to the small area till they are toilet-trained. Singaporean motorists pay to enter the restricted zone (R).