Bringing a puppy home is an exciting time for your family. The best way to prepare yourself and your pup is by doing some research ahead of time. Here are the most important things you need to know before welcoming them into your life as part of the family.
You have finally found the perfect pup! Now, you’re ready to bring him home and start your adventure together.
Bringing a new puppy into your family is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming.
We’ve got you covered with this blog post on what you should do when bringing a puppy home!
There are many things to think about and prepare for before you bring your new best friend home with you.
A dog is a wonderful and loyal friend. It’s easy to think that bringing home a puppy is as simple as adopting one. However, there are many things you need in order for your new pal not only to survive but thrive too!
It’s a wonderful day when you get to bring home your new pup! Your pup will need an organized life from day one, and it’s important to include both you (or your significant other) as well as children in the planning.
Before Home Arrival
Introducing your new dog to the noise and chaos of everyday life is not easy, but it’s important. It can be hard enough for an already-easily overwhelmed pup just trying their best in this big world!
Make sure you set up some time with them before they get here so that both parties feel comfortable from day one – and most importantly: have things ready when those furry friends walk through your door.
Your new puppy needs more than just a home. They’re going to need the basics: a leash and collar, food and water bowls, bedding of some type (but not too expensive!), toys for playtime in their crate or while traveling on car rides with you- all things that will help them get adjusted quickly! And don’t forget some yummy dog treats too!
Make sure to check the size and weight of your pup before settling on any new gear. Dogs are individuals, so it’s important that you choose something they can move around easily in order for them to stay happy while waiting outside at home or going on walks with their owners!
Pick up and put away anything the dog, no matter what size can get a hold of. This means wires, cables, clothes shoes, trash cans and even less obvious things like table mats or coasters. Dogs love to chew on everything they can get their paws on and if left unchecked could cause serious damage
Picking Up Your New Pup
Make sure your new pup has a chance to go potty before getting in the car on the way home. This is really important if you’re going on an extended drive!
Bringing Your New Puppy Home
Letting your dog go potty immediately after getting out of the car will help to create a sense that this is an okay place for them and they should feel more at ease in their new homes.
Showing your pup around the house and letting them see where they can go will help settle in. Make sure you put away any toys or food when it’s time for a rest, though!
For children, allow them to pet and play with the dog when it’s calm. Make sure children know not to pull on the pup’s tail, ears, fur or legs.
When introducing a puppy to its new home, the first thing that you should do is let them know where their bed goes and which area becomes theirs.
It can be hard for young dogs or those with separation anxiety so don’t get frustrated if they start howling every time after being left alone in an empty room!
The best way to train your pet is by using the same request words, and making sure anyone else who’s training with them does as well.
In the beginning, your new family member may be hesitant to interact with others. They need time for themselves as well and will likely feel uncomfortable around other people at first; but don’t worry!
Just watch their body language closely – soon enough it’ll become second nature and they’ll fit in seamlessly without any problems.
Bringing a new puppy into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. We’ve got you covered with this blog post on what to do when bringing home your new best friend.
It’s easy to think that all you need for bringing home a dog are some food and toys, but there are many things to consider before welcoming them into your life as part of the family. What questions do you have about bringing home your pup? Let us know in the comments below!
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