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Preparing for Your New Puppy

Updated: May 28


Are you eagerly anticipating the arrival of a new furry friend? Welcoming a puppy into your home is an exciting time, but it also requires careful planning and preparation to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your new companion. To help you get ready for this wonderful journey, here’s a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for a new puppy:


1. Puppy-Proof Your Home: Puppies are naturally curious and love to explore, so it’s essential to puppy-proof your home to keep them safe. Remove any hazardous items such as toxic plants, small objects that could be swallowed, electrical cords, and sharp objects.

2. Create a Safe Space: Designate a cozy area in your home where your puppy can feel safe and secure. This could be a crate, a comfortable bed, or a gated-off section of a room. Make sure it’s equipped with food and water bowls, toys, and a soft blanket for them to rest on.

3. Stock Up on Supplies: Gather all the necessary supplies before your puppy arrives. This includes food and water bowls, a collar and leash, a comfortable bed, chew toys, grooming tools, puppy pads, and a crate for training and containment.

4. Prepare for Pickup: Once you have scheduled your pickup date or delivery date with us, be sure to purchase a travel carrier, puppy pads, and a food/water bowl. We recommend bringing a second person if you are driving out to pick up your puppy.

5. Schedule a Veterinary Visit: Schedule a veterinary appointment for your puppy as soon as possible. Your veterinarian will conduct a thorough health examination, administer vaccinations, and discuss a preventive healthcare plan. We provide the first round of vaccines for our pups. Since we use a local clinic, we normally send you a copy of the lot number which you can give to your vet. Don’t forget to inquire about spaying or neutering if it hasn’t already been done.

6. Establish a Routine: Puppies thrive on routine, so establish a consistent schedule for feeding, potty breaks, playtime, and training sessions. This helps them feel secure and aids in housebreaking and behavior training.

7. Start Training Early: Begin training your puppy as soon as you bring them home. Focus on basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and walking on a leash. Positive reinforcement techniques such as treats, praise, and patience are key to successful training.

8. Socialize Your Puppy: Introduce your puppy to a variety of people, animals, and environments to help them become well-adjusted adults. Enroll them in puppy socialization classes, arrange playdates with other dogs, and expose them to different sights, sounds, and smells in a controlled manner. Make sure they have all their vaccines first.

9. Provide Mental and Physical Stimulation: Puppies have boundless energy and need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. Engage them in interactive play, provide puzzle toys, and take them on regular walks and outings to burn off excess energy.

10. Be Patient and Consistent: Above all, be patient and consistent with your puppy. Remember that they are learning and adapting to their new environment, and it may take time for them to fully adjust. Stay positive, reward good behavior, and seek professional help if you encounter any challenges.


By following these tips and guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared to welcome your new puppy into your home and set them up for a lifetime of love, health, and happiness. Enjoy the journey of puppy parenthood and cherish every moment with your furry companion!


Regular Supplies:

-Pee pads

-Crate for securing your puppy when you're not home

-Your choice of puppy food

-Food and water bowls

-Puppy bed (not in crate because they may go to the bathroom on it)

-Toys

-Leash and collar for walking


Remember:

-You will have to regularly deworm your puppy per vet's recommendations

-You will need to set up their first vet appointment aa you near the pickup date

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