In April I got my dog Cleo. She is a charming miniature pinscher-papillon mix with a lively personality and a love of socks. I adopted her when she was four months old when she appeared in my office. One of the executives in our company had adopted her but wanted to bring her back because she did not get along with his children. I fell in love immediately and adopted her at the end of the week, even though I was not really ready to welcome a new dog.
To be perfectly clear, I had seriously thought about adopting a dog. When I met Cleo, I had not made any preparations. But sometimes, when you meet the dog of your dreams, you just have to do it. However, it is MUCH easier to welcome a new dog to your home when you are getting ready.
1. Make your Home Puppy Proof as my dog story
This is the big one I wish I had done before Cleo came home. Because once you’ve found a small dog that has found all the nooks and crannies in your home filled with garbage and treasures that you want to eat right away, it’s difficult to keep them away. Consider the size of your dog when preparing your home.Small dogs can get into and under some furniture (including bed). Larger dogs can reach the top of tables, bedside tables and other places where you have left something behind. Even if your dog is not a puppy, it could be that he is in a new location so he does not deal with things. So try to keep your home cleaner and more organized than you normally would, at least for the first month.
Pay special attention to the kitchen and the cleaning material. Many foods that people love – chocolate, onions, grapes – are NOT good for dogs. But dogs love to sniff and lick the kitchen floors for rubbish. Strive to keep this area as clean and spotless as possible. Also make sure that chemicals and cleaning products are not accessible to your dog. These things can sometimes smell good to a dog, so you do not want them to get involved.
2. Invest in a box to adopt puppy for home
Taking a new puppy home will make it easier for everyone to invest in a box for their new little fur bale. Crates help create a calming, cavernous space for your dog. They also keep your dog trapped if you can not supervise it. And most importantly, they can help tremendously with potty training. For more information about your puppy’s boxing training, see our guide here.
3. Prepare for the potty training before adopting a Dog
A new dog in your house is almost always a mess, so do not be surprised. Consider the area in which your new dog will live, as adjusting your new dog is likely to cause an accident on the ground. If you are concerned with cleaning supplies, you should consider formulas that are specifically designed for animal massages as they can remove the odors that your pet may want to put in the same place.
Of course, if you have a new puppy, you have to train the cute little potty. Even an older dog in a new area, however, may have some accidents while trying to get used to “going where he is”. At this early stage, make sure you have a consistent schedule with lots of potty pauses to keep your puppy getting used to doing their business outside. Other aids that may come in handy include puppy rests and a baby gate to limit the spaces your new puppy has access to.
4. Refuel your home for dog food while getting puppy
Your new furry friend of course has to eat. We recommend talking to the people where you got your dog because you probably want to start with the same food you are used to. You do not have to change too many things at the same time. If you want to change your diet after that, do it slowly. Add a small amount of new food to their old food and then gradually change the amounts until they only eat their new food.
5. Find a veterinarian.
She became ill almost immediately with my new puppy. We relied on the shelter we brought them to and they showed us to their vet. However, this veterinarian is a long way from us, and if we had made more research in advance, we might have made a different choice. Ask your friends who have pets and check recommendations online. If your puppy needs a shot or gets ill for the first time, you’re ready.
6. go shopping.
Yes, the funny part! Obviously, your new puppy needs something. Make sure you pick up a bed, some toys, a leash, a harness, a collar, and so on. Well, I know that this can fall on dead ears and that’s fine, but first try to restrict yourself and not get too big too fast. Your dog may not like the first bed you select. It may take some time to figure out which types of toy your dog prefers. It may be better to start with the basics, as this will help you best pamper your dog. But we know that pet shops are so much fun and we would not blame you for going crazy in the store.
7. Think of the training.
In addition to finding the right food for your pet, you need a lot of goodies. They want to reward their puppy for all the good behavior they show. You may also want to do some training. Whether you have a new dog or an older dog, training can help to consolidate your dominance and create a happy connection with your new puppy.
Trek N stay is pet blogger and he loves to stay, live with his pet Labradors and a few cats in the house. Trek Loves to write informative articles and his experiences for the people.