This post will see what are all things a new dog owner should remember while getting a new puppy home. also, I have mentioned a supply list of essentials for a new puppy in this first-time dog owner guide which will be helpful if you planning to get a new puppy.
First time puppy owner list
Before you bring your puppy home, prepare yourself with the following supplies.
- Premium foods
- water bowl
- ID tags
- Collar and leash
- Satin removers
- Grooming Equipment
- High-quality safe chew toys
- Flea, tick, and parasite controls
- Nail Clippers
Once you have the supplies it’s time to puppy-proof your home. Raising a puppy is a lot like raising small children. they get into everything. some of what they get into can be hazardous to their health. so start preparing for your puppy’s arrival long before.
A helpful tip:
get down on your hands and knees to view the world like your puppy will. it may help you to find the things that. you would not have seen otherwise. Electrical wires, small objects hidden under couches and chairs that would be swallowed, or hiding spaces where a small pup could get stuck. some sprays can be applied to furniture legs, woodworks, and other immovable items to help deter your puppy.
the puppy should be restricted from entering all rooms until he’s better trained and more reliable. so, install a baby gate, or keep the doors to those rooms and keep closed and until your puppy matures.
Once your house is ready, it’s time to bring your new family member home. You want to do your best to keep this from being an overly stressful experience for your puppy. so it may not be the best idea to bring the whole family, especially if you have excited, young kids. also, keep in mind that your car’s vibration, sound, and movements can be very scary for the young pup and make them nervous. on the first trip home is OK to have passengers hold your puppy in a soft blanket.
After the first trip home, you should begin using a crate to travel for both the dog and the other passenger’s safety in the car. try purchasing a dog seat belt that’s specifically designed to restrain and protect your companion in case of an accident.
Advice for first time puppy owners
- Spend extra time with your puppy
- Supervise your puppy all time and interact with him regularly
- Be alert for signs(sniffing and circling that he has to go to the bathroom, then take him out immediately )
- Establish a routine( a young puppy has no bladder control and will need to urinate immediately after eating, drinking, playing, sleeping )
- Never punish an accident
- Praise your puppy
- feed your puppy special formula – Like a baby, he needs nutritious highly digestible food.
- have the contact of your local Veterinary office.
It is really important to give good care to the new puppies from the first day. I hope this first time dog owner guide will be helpful in bringing a new puppy home. Please leave your comment and suggestion in the comment box.