Congratulations! You have decided to bring home a new puppy. This is an exciting time full of joy and anticipation, but it also requires some preparation. It's important to make sure you're properly prepared before welcoming your furry friend. In this blog post we share the 10 must-do's to ensure you are perfectly rested and ready to welcome your new puppy.
1. Create a comfortable place to sleep
A good night's sleep is essential, not only for you but also for your puppy. Make sure you have a comfortable bed or bed for your puppy to sleep in. Place it in a quiet place where he feels safe.
2. Provide healthy food
A balanced diet is important to ensure your puppy stays healthy. Consult a veterinarian for advice on the best food and portion size for your dog breed.
3. Purchase supplies
Make sure you have all the essentials before welcoming your puppy. This includes a collar and leash, food bowl, water bowl, toys, and possibly a crate. Also check our Puppy Checklist .
4. Puppy-proof your house
Puppies are curious and can bite anything. Be sure to puppy-proof your home by moving poisonous plants out of reach, tidying up loose wires, and storing dangerous items.
5. Schedule regular vet visits
Good health care is vital for your puppy. Schedule regular vet visits to ensure he gets the right vaccinations and to detect any health problems early.
6. Start socializing
Socialization is crucial to raising a well-adjusted dog. Gradually introduce your puppy to different people, animals and situations to help him get used to the world around him.
7. Start training
Training your puppy starts as soon as he comes home to you. Teach him basic commands such as sit, down and come, but toilet training is also important. It is wise to use reward sweets for this.
8. Ensure sufficient exercise
Puppies have a lot of energy and need daily exercise. Make time for walks and play sessions to ensure your pup gets plenty of exercise.
9. Learn about dog behavior
Understanding dog behavior can help you communicate better with your pup. Read books or take courses on dog psychology and behavior so that you know what normal behavior is and how to deal with it.
10. Offer love and patience
Perhaps the most important aspect of perfect puppy preparation is love and patience. Puppies require a lot of attention, care and training, but they also give unconditional love in return. Be patient with your puppy as he learns and grows.
With these 10 must-do's you are well on your way to successfully preparing for the arrival of your new puppy. Enjoy this exciting time together!