Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Good day and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with a wonderful newsletter about Dogs and related things when owning one. We want to have a happy dog homecoming for our chosen pet dog, so here are some tips to make him feel at home and adopt to it easily.
Here we go!
So you’ve found the perfect puppy for you and your family, congratulations!
Now, you have to think about preparing for his big arrival.
This includes the car ride home, puppy-proofing your home, setting up his space, and setting the expectations for everyone in your family.
Taking the time to prepare for your puppy’s arrival is important.
The more preparation you make before he comes home, the less stressful it will be for everyone when he arrives home.
Picture this scenario: You arrive home with your puppy and you are scrambling to put away anything that your puppy could get into and destroy.
You are carrying his bulky crate from the laundry room to the kitchen to the family room trying to find the perfect spot for it.
You are ignoring your puppy as you are frantically trying to get everything just right.
Is that a very compassionate welcome for your puppy? Of course it isn’t. Instead, figure out all of these details before his arrival and he will feel like you really want him to be “part of the pact.”
This article is focused on bringing a new puppy home, but the same concepts can apply for bringing home an older dog too so you really need helpful and useful dog training tips.
Caution: The first few days could be a little nerve-wracking, but as long as you prepare, you and your family can welcome your puppy home with open paws! You also need to prepare your puppy for the dog training you will be doing whenever your pet is ready and already fit.
When to Bring Your Puppy Home
Once you have your heart set on a puppy, you will be tempted to bring him home as soon as you possibly can. Try not to get too anxious though. Instead, be patient. You want to make sure that your puppy—and your home—is in excellent condition for the new arrival!
THE APPROPRIATE AGE
It is recommended that a new puppy should not be removed from his mother until the age range of 7 to 12 weeks of age. Some reputable breeders insist on waiting until after 8 weeks of age.
THE APPROPRATE TIME
Think carefully of the best time to bring home a new puppy. For example, if everyone in your household is at work or school all day, it would not be a good idea to bring the pup home during the week when everyone is busy.
FIND A VETERINARIAN
You should actually try and find a veterinarian before you bring your puppy home. You may already be familiar with excellent veterinarians in your area, but if you are not check around.
Ask friends and neighbours who they use. You can even stop by different veterinary offices to get a feel for the place. Look for such things as cleanliness of the facility, friendliness of the staff, customers’ expressions, awards on the walls, informational flyers, etc.
If a veterinary office doesn’t have very much activity going on (for example, not many customers around) there might be a good reason why. If there is too much activity going on, that might mean the office is understaffed and you might not get a veterinary’s full attention.
I hope you learned a lot from today’s Dog training newsletter.
I will be back for more!