We’re going to talk about what to do when you bring home your new puppy.
We’ll cover everything from supplies and preparational steps to the car ride home. The first few days how to introduce him or her to your family and more.
Before you bring your puppy home, prepare yourself with the following supplies:
What to Bring?
- premium puppy food to get your new puppy off to a good start
- stainless steel non tip food and water bowls
- identification tags with your puppy’s name and your contact information
- a collar and a leather or nylon six foot leash that’s 1/2 to ¼ inches wide
- stain remover for accidents
- brushes and combs suited to your puppy’s coat
- dog shampoo
- toothbrush and toothpaste high-quality safe chew toys to ease teething
- flea tick and parasite controls
- nail clippers
- a room or at least a place he can call his own, like a cage or a crate that will fit his adult size
- and of course treats
Once you have the supplies it’s time to puppy proof your home. Raising a puppy is a lot like raising small children, they get into everything some of what they get into can be hazardous to their health. So, start preparing for your puppy’s arrival long before the actual date.You’ll thank yourself later
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A helpful tip:
Get down on your hands and knees to view the world like your puppy will. It may help you to find things that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise like electrical wires, small objects hidden under couches and chairs that could be swallowed, or hiding spaces where a small pup could get stuck.
There are sprays that can be applied to furniture legs, wood work and other moveable items to help deter your puppy from chewing on things you don’t want him to chew on.
Are they rooms your puppy should be restricted from entering until he’s better trained and more reliable?
If so, install a baby gate or keep the doors to those rooms closed until your puppy matures.
Try Exercise Pens:
Try exercise pens are excellent for your your home but busy or unable to fully dedicate yourself just supervising your young pup.
if you’re about to make dinner for example rather than creating your dog or locking them in a puppy proof room alone, set up an exercise pen in the kitchen with you. This will allow them to get used to being around your family’s routines while also staying out the way.
It will also allow him to feel like he’s part of the family. Once your house is ready, it’s time to bring your new family member home. You want to do your best at keeping this from being overly stressful experience for your puppy.
So, it may not be the best idea to bring the whole family, especially if you have excited young kids. Also keep in mind that the vibration, sound and the movement of your car can be very scary for a young pup and make them nervous. On the first trip home it’s ok to have a passenger hold your puppy in a soft blanket or towel on their lap.
After the first trip home you should begin using a crate to travel for both the dog and the other passengers safety in the car. Try purchasing a dog seat belt that’s specifically designed to restrain and protect your companion in case of an accident.
Your Puppy’s First Day at Home:
The ideal time to bring home a new puppy is when the house is quiet.
Do your best to minimize the number of visitors stopping by the first few days so you can establish a daily routine by following these steps:
Before bringing him in the house take him to the area in your yard that will serve as his potty and spend a few minutes there. If he goes praise him and if not proceed into the house but be sure to take him to the spot each time he needs to go to the bathroom
Take him to the room which will serve as his new den and if using one set up is crate. Put bedding and chew toys in the room and let them investigate. If you choose or urinate on his bedding, permanently remove it.
Understand that the young puppy is not like an adult dog. Treat them with patience and constant supervision. The way you interact with your puppy at this age is critical to his socialization.
Special Puppy Concerns:
- Spend extra time with your new puppy
- Superwise your puppy
- Be alert for signs
- Establish a routine
- Don’t punish an accident
- Praise your Puppy
- Feed your puppy special formula
- Always keep emergency contact info available
Wrapping it up:
Hope you enjoyed reading this guide. If you’re going to have a new puppy then I wish you best of luck. Hope you would have a wonderful journey with your new pet. Your time is going to be amazing all the time.