Know These 4 Things Before You Bring Your New Pup Home


Raising a dog is an incredible experience, but it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into before you bring your new pup home. Bringing a new pup home is exciting for the whole family. But before you adopt your new furry friend, there are a few things you should know.

Being well informed about the responsibilities and commitments you will make before, during, and after adoption will make your relationship with your new pup a happy and healthy one. This article will teach you about some of those important things you should know to ensure that your pet has a safe and happy life.

You Need to Stock Up On Supplies

One of the first things you should do before bringing your new pup home is to stock up on supplies. To save yourself from stress, subscribing to for their food supplies would benefit you in the long run. There are so many supplies to buy once you bring your new fur-child home and it can be overwhelming.  Begin by doing some research and buying only the necessities so that you aren’t wasting money. When purchasing pet supplies, always opt for high-quality brands, as they are often more durable and long-lasting. Here is a list of some items you will need to stock up on:

  • Food & Water Dishes
  • Collar & Leash
  • Beds (one per household member)
  • Toys  & Treats
  • Crates (if your pup needs to be confined)
  • House Training Should Begin Immediately

One of the worst things you can do is give an un-housebroken pup a free run of your home.  It’s important to begin house training immediately. The best way to do this is to take your pup out regularly and praise or reward him when he eliminates outside. It’s also very helpful for you to use the same word each time he does his business so that he knows what behavior you’re rewarding.

Not only will you risk having accidents on your new carpet, but also it gives him/her a chance to begin building bad habits. As soon as you bring your new pup home, start working on house training techniques. When it comes to house training, it’s important to be patient.

Find the Right Veterinarian

After bringing your new pup home, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian. Taking the time to do research before adopting your pup will ensure that you find a reliable and trustworthy veterinarian. To begin, ask around- family members or friends who have pets may refer you to their vet or know of one close by. You can also check out the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) website, which lists accredited veterinary hospitals by state.

When you find a vet you feel comfortable with, make an appointment as soon as possible and give your pup his first checkup. You’ll want to bring all of his medical records from his previous owner and ask lots of questions about what type of food and what vaccinations your pup is due for.

Learn How to Raise Your Puppy Correctly

Puppies are little bundles of joy, but they also require lots of attention and care. If you aren’t prepared to take proper care of your pup, you might end up returning him to the shelter or rehoming him. It is absolutely essential that you teach your new pup how to behave in order for him/her to grow into a well-mannered dog.

You are the only one who can teach your new pup how to behave, especially since he/she is so young and eager to please you. The best way for you to do this is by enrolling him in training classes with a professional trainer or attending an obedience course yourself. You can also work on teaching commands, such as sitting and down, at home. This will help you to mold your pup into a well-behaved dog.

The House Should Be Puppy Proofed

Another important thing to do before you bring your new pup home is to make your house “puppy proof”. You will want to ensure that all dangerous items are out of reach, electrical cords are covered or cut, small objects are removed from the floor, and any other possible dangers are removed.

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Every time you take your pup outside, you should also give him a thorough examination to make sure that he hasn’t chewed on anything hazardous. Take the time to remove any harmful objects from your house before bringing your new pup home. This will ensure both of his/her safety and yours too!

If you want to keep your new pup safe and happy, there are a few things that you should know before bringing him or her home. It’s important that you prepare your home and yourself before adopting a new dog. This will help ensure that the transition into your life is smooth and stress-free for both of you.

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