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Tips for Dealing with the First 24 Hours with your New Puppy

March 2, 2021 2:38 pm

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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…

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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.

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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.

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