How to take care of your first puppy?
Pet lovers always enjoy the company of puppies. They are cute, tiny, fun and caring little ones that can be transported everywhere. Who doesn't want them? Puppies are difficult to avoid. Maybe this is the reason that so many people get a puppy before they get ready even before they can prepare for it.
Before you decide to bring home a new puppy, you have to make several choices and considerations. Don't press in to take a puppy home at the incorrect time. First of all, do your homework. Learn if you're prepared to get a puppy and how to make it manageable. Get informed on how you should train and raise your new puppy.
Prepare everyone in the house
Before he arrives, it's important to talk about the new dog or puppy with your family. Not only does the dog need somebody to take him out for a walk, nourish him and enjoy with him, and your puppy needs affection and love from every member of the house. Before you make this huge transition, ensure that everyone is on board.
Make your home puppy proof
You must organize your home before your little puppy comes home. Make every aspect of your home puppy-proof. The destroying nature of a puppy is normal, irritating, and can make your dog unsafe. He will find even the smallest thing that can hurt him.
- Get down to a puppy's eye and search dangers.
- Cover as far as possible all electrical cords.
- Lock drawers, particularly those that contain drugs or food, harmful chemicals as well as other hazardous household products.
- Hold up houseplants where the dog can't eat the leaves.
- Get the garbage behind locked doors with a secure lid.
- Keep out of reach washing equipment, footwear, and other small things. Small puppies swallow or chew these occasionally.
- Your puppy is better kept healthy by continuously supervising it. Hold your puppy in a container when you are going away (just don't leave while your puppy is young for more than a couple of hours). Until the puppy is older and well taught, he should not span the entire house.
Get all the puppy supplies
This is an exciting part of your preparations. Before bringing your new puppy home, you will need plenty of dog products. Cover the basics before you come across a bunch of things you don't really need, like useless toys or uncomfortable beds your puppy doesn't enjoy. You have to start with a few basic things:
Easy 4 to 6 feet of the leash (a longer one to train later on)
Adjustable ID tag collar
Metal or silicone pet bowls. (Better to get stainless steel bowl, as plastic can irritate the skin and can be quickly masticated by puppies)
Nutritious puppy food
Comfortable dog bed with room to expand
A dog cage with room for creation
Some basic dog toys (try each one: a squeaky chewy toy, a plush toy, a sound toy)
A comb, brush or cot suitable for the coat of your puppy
You find that you need other articles, such as toiletries and preventative medicine products as the puppy grows. Your veterinarian can help you determine what is most appropriate for your dog.
Get a veterinarian for your puppy
Find a veterinarian who lives nearby to get your dog for regular checks, vaccines, and so on. It is also a smart option to locate the nearest animal hospital for emergency care 24 hours a day and put the number on your refrigerator or anywhere else where everyone can find it!
In a couple of days from your arrival home, your new puppy must visit your vet for the very first time. Even when no flu shots are due it is essential for the puppy to just have a medical examination. This is an opportunity to ensure that there are no issues related to his health that have not been detected by shelter, breeder, or rescue group. Make sure to bring all the documentation provided to your puppy by the adoption group or breeder on your initial visit. Your veterinarian will perform the check-up and discuss the schedule for marionette vaccination with you. First of all, puppies between the ages of 6 and 8 weeks should be vaccinated. Until about sixteen to eighteen weeks of age, vaccines should be boosted. Wait every three weeks for the veterinarian.
Do not treat a puppy-like an older dog as young as six to twelve weeks. Treat him like a child, with patience, constant oversight, and soft touch. In his socialization, how you interact with your pet at this age is essential. Use the following advice:
- Don’t take a puppy home while on holiday. You want to have a lot of time with your puppy so that you can keep him in touch with your regular daily routine.
- Monitor and interact regularly with your puppy at all moments.
- Be aware of the signs of having to go to the toilet and immediately take it out.
- A young puppy doesn't have control of the bladder and must urinate right after drinking. At night, at least every three hours, he would have to relieve himself.
- Do not sentence an accident. Do not prosecute an accident. Never drive or scold their nose into the waste, he won't understand. If you're out of reach, he will learn to even go to the toilet.
- Each time he goes to the outside toilet, thank your puppy.
- Feed your dog with pet milk. Like an infant, it needs easily digestible and nutritious food.
Under your guidance, of course, broaden his world gradually. He will probably understand his place with lots of love and affection family, relationships, clear rules and rituals, incentives for good behaviors, and friendly corrections for inadmissible behavior. And most importantly when he adapts to his new world, you can create a connection that will survive for life. With your new companion enjoy the best life ever.