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Are You Ready to Bring Home a Puppy?

July 06, 2021 4 min read

Are you planning to buy a dog? Have you researched the different dog breeds? Do you know that bringing home a puppy requires a lot of effort and commitment? However, it is also a lot of fun and rewarding. If you are sure that you are ready to buy a puppy, here are some things that you should do. The first is to gain the necessary knowledge. This will help you input the puppy in a proper environment.

 

You should understand the different breeds of puppies. One will have a dog, the other two are puppies. If you intend to choose a puppy, you need to study its breed. This breed is very vital to consider because its habits are entirely different from the other breeds. You might have a common friend and the friend of your mother, but this does not mean that the puppies have the same temperaments.

 White and brown puppy litter on the top tailgate of old Chevrolet pickup

Photo by Tina Nord from Pexels

You must wait for breeding to occur to observe the behavior of the puppy. If you buy from a breeder, you will be able to observe the behavior of the puppy during its early stages. tray promptly and keep the window open so that the puppy can move around. When it moves, you can throw a roll of paper at him just to divert his attention.

 

You must be prepared in terms of providing all the basic needs of the puppy. This will include the nutritious food that will help him grow. You also must make a shelter for the puppy. This will keep him warm all the time and protect him from getting dehydrated. You also must feed him with the right type of food that is ideal for his breed. Make sure that you will be able to take care of him when he is ill.

 

You must make sure that your puppy is free from disease or parasites. You can get the relevant advice from your veterinarian. Also, you must get your puppy vaccinated from his early years. You must monitor the health of your puppy so that he remains healthy as he grows.

 

You must choose the dog litter that is exactly right for your puppy. Before choosing your dog litter, you must consider the gender of the puppy. You must keep in mind that your puppy will become a big dog within a few months. If you choose a male puppy, you should not choose a female puppy.

 

You also must consider your living conditions. If you live in a small apartment, you should choose a puppy that can adjust to it. If you live in a big home with a garden, you should choose the boisterous puppy.

 

You also must consider whether you have a family member who is willing to help you take good care of your puppy. You should establish a relationship with your puppy so that it becomes attached to you.

 

Once you choose your puppy, you should prepare a home for him. Here you must establish boundaries. If your puppy has a special place, you should teach him the proper place to eliminate his wastes. You should also teach him the simple things like 'sit' and 'roll over' so that he learns to enjoy these activities.

 

You should make sure that a load of your responsibilities is not too heavy for you. Just like a human baby, a puppy also needs to be fed on time. Moreover, he also needs to excrete. You should not let your puppy gnaw your slippers and chew on your pillow. Therefore, you should make sure that you have things that he can chew on. However, you should not give old shoes to chew on because he cannot tell the difference between your new and old shoes. A puppy can only differentiate things by using his nose or mouth. He cannot smell or sense things; he just uses his nose to find out what things are available. Therefore, you should prevent him from going near things that are not safe for him and wait for him to find out for himself.

 

If you see that he is looking for an object that is not safe for him to chew, you should tell him "NO" and give him his toy instead. You should avoid tugging him when he is trying to find his belongings or chewable objects.

 Black and brown long-haired puppiesPhoto by bill emrich from Pexels

You should prevent your puppy from chewing on cords or wires inside the house. Give him his own space where he can place his toys and give him enough time to find them instead of keeping him busy. Keep in mind that just like a little kid, a puppy has a short attention span. Repeat these steps repeatedly so that in no time at all, your puppy will know what is unsafe for him and what things are safe.

 

This article was written by Kafkai AI.


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