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how to welcome your puppy at home – 8 tips to follow –

Everyone must be happy and must be excited at home. It’s normal, it’s so cute these little balls of hair. But be careful, you have to prepare in advance. The arrival of a puppy should not be taken lightly. If this is your first puppy, there are certain things you do not know or do not think about (veterinarian, vermifuge, and so on). So I decided to accompany you for the preparations for his arrival by giving you some advice. Do you have a pen and a paper? So take notes so you do not forget anything!

1. Well, choose where he will sleep :

Even before he arrives, think about where he is going to sleep. The best is in the corner of a room and where there are the least passages. Why? Because when your puppy is in his basket, it is to rest and sleep and not to bother him or play with him. When he is in his basket, he is simply left alone.

2. Secure the house :

Electric wires that protrude, wobbly shelves, easily accessible toxic products … Our homes are full of dangers for baby animals. So empty the rooms to which your puppy will have access and ensure that nothing can happen to him, especially in your absence. A puppy can do much nonsense, especially when he feels lonely …

3. Adapt the first trip by car :

When you pick up your new four-legged companion at the farmer’s or homeowner’s, take a calm drive on the way home. The ideal is to be accompanied by a friend or family member so that the puppy can travel on your lap for his first drive. This will reassure him and this first physical contact will allow him to smell you and start getting used to it.

Some puppies are not used to driving. It is not unusual for them to experience some nausea or even diarrhea. Anticipate possible small accidents by providing an old used blanket. Do not hesitate to stop regularly on the side of the road, especially if it is a long journey, to make him drink water and stretch his legs.

4. Let him explore his new environment :

Of a curious nature, puppies usually do not take long before they want to go on an adventure. Once at the house, tell him where his bowl of water and basket is and let him wander.

Always stay with him so that he does not feel alone and abandoned in the early hours. Do not hesitate to talk to him calmly with a soft and cheerful voice, especially if he is frightened. In any case, do not force him to go to a room if he does not want to, or do something he does not want to do.

If your puppy gets in danger or starts to stuff them in forbidden places, send him a dry “no”. On the other hand, do not hesitate to caress him when he approaches you (without excess, however).

5. don’t forget the Toys :

Take toys that are age-appropriate. Your puppy will love to chew and it’s normal behavior. So prefer to chew toys for your puppy to test his teeth on it. When you buy it, check that it is not toxic, that it is durable, and that it is not too hard for your teeth. For classic toys, the choice is not lacking: shooting ropes, balls, rings…

6. The leash and the collar :

As long as your dog is not vaccinated, you can not take it out. You can, however, get him used to wear a necklace at home. Take a nylon model and adjustable for example. They get bigger at the same time ……… as the puppy grows up. For small dogs, you can choose a harness. It’s up to you!

7. We do not forget the bowls :

Bowls, bowls, bowls, whatever the name, take stainless steel or ceramic model. Plastic containers usually end up chewing. If your dog has long ears, go for a narrow model so that it stays clean and dry. Of course, you need a bowl to drink and one for food.

8. The first night at home :

The first night in your new home can be synonymous with anxiety and anxiety in the puppy. Torn from his home and his family of origin, he can be completely lost and frightened. His natural reaction will be to “cry” to be picked up and reassured. Fatal error!

If you run to take the puppy in his arms and tell him that everything will be fine, he will imagine that he can have what he wants by moaning and you will make a dog capricious. If you plan to sleep in a room other than your bedroom (which is usually a good choice), do not give in to the constant crying. He will eventually fall asleep, that’s for sure. And if he sees that you do not answer his calls and that you stand up to him, the next nights will be much quieter, it’s promised!