How much did you pay to get the puppy? Now I know you’re thinking of bringing home the new puppy. But wait! How will you bring the cute puppy home?
Puppies are without no doubt part of the most adorable things on the planet. Bringing home a puppy is great enthusiasm and eagerness for the owner.
In fact, statistics show that approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year in the U.S (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).
However, you are bringing a new puppy into your home. And you know its less stressful if you’ve done it before, you know the necessary steps and actions to take for your new furry friend to have a safe arrival. But if you’re not sure you’re doing it the right way, it will definitely give rise to an unpleasant moment.
This process might be mind-boggling, but with the following guide, you will be able to successfully bring home a new puppy.
1. Prepare Your Home
People spend months preparing for the arrival of a new puppy. They’re just as likely, however, to bring a puppy home on a notion, without any preparation at all. They pretend to catch-up for weeks, months, years, or even get rid of the puppy as they struggle to recover.
Bringing a new puppy home will go smoothly only if you prepare. However, the puppy finds his way into your heart, ready to live and to share happiness. Besides that, there are many potential hazards for a new puppy around the home. make sure to do the needful before the puppy arrives, to give the puppy the best care and healthy living.
Since puppies will chew and swallow anything, make sure that the floor is very clean and free from dirt. You can also puppy-proof rooms, your new furry friends shouldn’t enter with the use of baby gates. Promote and secure electrical cords. At this time, give up candles, a glass menagerie, and candy jars on the coffee table for some time. So get any random objects out of your puppy’s reach.
2. Develop A Scheduled Routine
Your puppy, however, needs structure to feel secure and know what’s expected of him. A schedule with a known routine expects something reducing the surprises that raise the normal stress of the transition. Puppies may seem adorable, cute, and cuddly, but you need to give consistency for a puppy to learn.
A scheduled routine is not only beneficial for your puppy, but also for you the parent, as it helps you to understand responsibilities and attributes. However, you won’t have to plan out every moment of the day, there are few important areas where schedule meet the difference between a well-adjusted dog and complete confusion.
Here are some examples:
- Feeding Routine: puppies must eat three times a day and that this part of your plan must not be missed and as well as constant water in a clean bowl.
- Potty Break Routine: to avoid stress, choose a comfortable accessible location for potty training and be sure to take your puppy outside at least every two to four hours, and as time goes on your puppy understands that every two to four hours he needs to go outside for deposits.
- Exercise Routine: There are many reasons why a puppy needs to be exercised. It helps you to bond with your new puppy. However, use part of these joyful moments to teach and practice basic obedience commands.
- Resting Routine: Bedtime for puppies should be at the same time every night. A good night’s sleep is important for everyone in your family. However, having a regular bedtime will help contribute to better health and waking up at the same time each morning.
Thus, develop routines for your puppy living. Without these routines, it is certain that you both are really going to stress each other for a very long period of time.
3. Arrange For Regular Vet Check-Up
Your first outing for your puppy should be to your veterinarian every few weeks and your veterinary practice will set a schedule for your next appointment.
Arranging for a regular check-up has an interesting role in providing better health for your puppy, worth paying attention to. The vet will examine your puppy to make sure he’s growing well and shows no signs of illness.
These regular visits play a huge part in the ‘prevention is better than cure’.
Moreover, as it gets older, it could get infected suddenly expressing several signs and symptoms as indicating specific diseases. This could even happen when you seem you’re giving your puppy better health.
With plenty of love, the puppy should never miss its routine check-up. Moreover, a better life for your puppy is never complete without your veterinarian.