Bringing home, a new puppy is so exciting – you may have been waiting for weeks, months or even years for the right pup to come along for you -and now the day has nearly arrived! You have researched training classes, stocked up on the food and even bought designer dog collars from https://iwoof.com/ for your pampered pup – but the first 24 hours is a crucial part of settling your puppy into your home easily. Here are a few things to remember to ensure you get off to the best start with your new furry friend…
Remember that your puppy has just left his whole family and the only things he knows, so he may be a little nervous when you first get him home. He may also be very excited! But it is important that you create a calm atmosphere and try to resist overly fussing, being too loud or introducing him to the whole family on the first day.
Make sure that the routine is right straight away – keep the food and water bowls where they will always be and keep the food itself consistent with what he was eating before. Puppies settle in a lot better when they have a strong routine.
When it comes to the first night the pup may be worried and a little scared about being away from his mum and siblings. It can be tempting to decide to put him in your bed ‘just this once’ but this can be a hard habit to break in the future, so provide a warm bed, as well as leaving a radio on quietly so he has reassuring sounds to sleep to.« Back