Before bringing your new puppy home, there are a few things you should know. Here’s what to expect in the first year of life.
Bringing your new puppy home in a car can be stressful. There are many things you need to consider before bringing your pup home, such as the temperature of the car and how long it will take for them to get used to their new environment.
When a new puppy arrives to be with you, there will be much to do. But did you know that there are a few things you should take care of before bringing your puppy home? Let’s take a look at three things you may do to prepare ahead of time.
The Bathroom’s Location
Consider where your dog will go to the toilet before bringing him home.
Because you’ll be traveling there many times throughout the day and night, it should be simple to find.
If you’re going to be outdoors, make sure it’s in the shade and as shielded as possible.
Keep a critter-proof container of non-perishable dog treats in the zone so you can always give your puppy a reward for ‘going.’
The Protective Zone
Get your kennel in order before you bring your puppy home. What kind of crate will you use and where will you store it, or them if you have more than one?
For everyone concerned, having a space for the puppy to hang out and sleep is essential. Raising a puppy requires a lot of energy, so make sure you get some alone time as well!
Many individuals purchase wire boxes that can be split simply. The hard plastic boxes provide a darker, cozier, and more secure atmosphere.
If you have the room, several crates are beneficial. This way, you’ll always have a nearby kennel to put your puppy in if you need to concentrate on anything else.
The container should be kept in a well-used yet secluded location. It should be out of direct sunlight and away from any doors or windows where the puppy may see them.
Your dog may or may not like bedding. In this case, you’ll have to follow their lead.
The Right Chews and Toys
Chews and food filled toys may be used for confinement training, diverting a biting puppy, enrichment, and proofing for alone time. The key is to have the appropriate toys, chews, and stuffing food on hand. What you’re dishing up to your dog has to be a hit!
Rubber Toys for Food Stuffing
For food filling, we use Toppl Treat Toys. They feature a large aperture that allows a puppy to view and reach the food inside. With your filling method, you may raise or reduce the degree of difficulty. You may aid your deliberate crate training efforts by feeding meals in Toppl Treats in the crate.
Things To Chew On For The Puppy
Stock up on bully sticks to use as grippers. Grippers keep the chew in place and prevent the puppy from swallowing a piece of it. Smoked hooves, yak cheese sticks, ‘Nohides,’ and ‘Whimzees’ are some of the other chews that pups love. When it comes to diverting a biting dog, we use bully sticks.
Toys to Bite and Chase Long Toys to Bite and Chase
Tug of War A plush animal or ball attached to the end of the toy is required. When you’re holding it, it should be long enough to drag on the ground. These toys offer something for the puppy to grasp. The length allows the puppy to walk about with all four feet on the ground while also providing enough of space between human hands and puppy teeth. These toys are ideal for children to use to keep the puppy from leaping up and biting them. Make your own by braiding old t-shirts or pyjama bottoms (soft, lightweight fabric) and tying a hol-ee roller ball or plush animal to the end.
Toys, food, and chews are often overlooked in the task of puppy rearing, resulting in needless disappointments. More information about toys and how to use them may be found in our Toytorial.
Preparation with Care
This careful planning before bringing your dog home will help the adjustment go more smoothly. Take a look at our 30-minute presentation. More advice for the vehicle trip home, the first night, and the first few days may be found in Count Down To Puppy. Puppy-raising Success!
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