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We all love puppies but if you are planning on bringing a new puppy in the home for the first time then there are few important thing you need to know. Before adopting a new puppy, first, you need a proper planning. If you are very responsible & experienced dog owner then you know that it’s a good idea to take the puppy to the vet after planning. When you finally bring the new puppy everyone is going to enjoy it. But also you need to keep in mind that, puppy can do some things that you or other family members may dislike, your puppy can
- Pee anywhere
- Chew your shoes
- Destroy your precious things
- Show aggressive behavior toward strangers
Tips & advice for new puppy owners
First of all, you should get a crate. Then you will need to set a daily routine for the puppy to exercise. For the first couple of weeks, it’s better to allow the new puppy to sleep in your bed. Train the puppy for using the potty.
Preparing for a puppy
We always suggest you have puppy proofing, & potty training after you bring your puppy back to your territory. Also if you are an experienced dog owner, you know that a huge adjustment is going to take place in your daily routine because your puppy may take two to four months to adapt completely in this new surroundings so you will have to give him a lot of time. Over the time, your dog will continue to grow up & you have to be aware what he needs, like a big food bowl or a doghouse.
Also, It’s a good idea to make essential checklist for puppy, you should have the following items,
- A dog bed
- Healthy food & fresh water
- Some chew toys
- Collar & Leash
- Bowels for food & water
So far, we have informed you about the basic things you should have but now we will discuss other things in details.
High-quality dog food: All puppies need more protein & other healthy ingredients in the food than the grown-up dogs. So for the first few weeks, it’s better to provide meat. Also, the best idea is to ask your vet for the food recommendation. The vet will most likely to take some test on your puppy & then will recommend you the right food to feed.
Getting a good trainer: We all know that puppies should be taught good behavior & what is right & what is wrong with them. If you get a good dog trainer then he can teach the dog about which behavior is acceptable & which are not. In many cases it is seen that dogs bark at the strangers or show aggressive behavior toward other pet animals, it’s because those dogs weren’t trained properly & didn’t get involved in socialization in the puppy-hood. So if you want a well-mannered grown-up dog, then you should take the new puppy to the trainer. The puppy will not only learn the behavior that you like but also follow your command, & over the time he will become a good obedient grown up dog. So you can understand how important it is to take the new puppy to the trainer.
Exercise: Over a couple of years, studies have shown that most pet animals like to have their brain challenged. We all know that every dog needs physical exercise but many of us don’t know that mental exercise is just equally important as the physical exercise.
Have a bathroom routine
When the new puppy comes home, he/she can pee anywhere in the house & you neither can put a diaper nor can you force your puppy not to do that. So it’s very important that you establish a toilet routine for the puppy. Puppies are most like to take toilet at the following time:
- Before your bedtime
- Whenever you wake up
- When the puppy drinks or eats
- During the exercise
These are times when you can expect that your puppy will take toilet. So you need potty train your puppy otherwise accidents can happen at any time.
You need to keep in mind is that you should give positive reinforcement if the puppy somehow potty outside instead of punishing. Because if you yell or punish your puppy it will not solve this problem at all. So you need to have enough patience & positive attitude toward your new puppy if he does something wrong.
Emily Anna is a dog lover who is studying Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at University of Bristol. She is a regular author of this blog & also a former author of Lucky Pet Dogs and One Dog Day Care.