What should I do in my first 10 days with my new puppy?
Those first ten days with your new puppy may be tough, but they are also some of the most important of your new dog’s life. To make the most of them, and to make your life easier, here are 10 things you should try to do with your new puppy in their first 10 days in their new home.
What happens when you bring home a new puppy?
Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting and joyful moment. Your puppy will require a lot of love and attention as they transition into their new home. Before your puppy arrives, there are some arrangements and decisions to be made. After you’ve picked out your puppy and are awaiting the big day, you’ll need to puppy-proof your home.
What to do when you pick up a new dog?
When you pick up your pup, remember to ask what and when he was fed. Replicate that schedule for at least the first few days to avoid gastric distress.
When to start bonding with your new puppy?
If you’re single with no other pets, today is all about bonding with your puppy. Remember, if you have a young pup, between eight and 12 weeks old, they probably just left their mother and siblings for the first time. You need to step into that role of caregiver and comfort your pup through this tough transition.
What should I do before my new puppy arrives?
Dog pheromones can be diffused prior to the arrival of your new puppy. These will not only help your new puppy feel calm and relaxed in its new home but they will also help your other dogs be less anxious when the new family member arrives.
When is it time to get a new dog?
Before adding a new dog to your household, the first thing to consider is whether you really want another dog just for the sake of having another dog. Although sometimes a new dog may work out to be a great companion to the dog you already have, there is really no way to know in advance if that will be the case.
Where does a puppy go after first week at home?
Once the neighbors complain about the dog’s incessant barking and periodic escapes, the dog is often further confined to a garage or basement. Usually though, this is only a temporary measure until the dog is surrendered to a local animal shelter to play the lotto of life.
What to do in the first few days of puppyhood?
Show him his sleeping spot, outdoor potty place, crate, and water and food bowls. Most fun of all, introduce him to his toys. During these first few days and weeks, keep an eye on your puppy at all times and make sure that he’s supervised or, at the very least, in view.