How to Prepare Your Home for a New Puppy

There is nothing more exciting than getting a new family addition; you may decide to buy a puppy from a breeder, or you may decide to rescue one from an animal shelter; wherever you decide to buy your new pooch, you will certainly need to prepare for its arrival. Dog’s require a lot of care, especially a boisterous Puppy, and not being prepared for its arrival could lead to a number of problems. Dog breeds come with many differences; whilst some are more calm and collective, other dogs are a lot more lively and boisterous. Here’s how to prepare your home for a new Puppy.

Educate Yourself 

It is important to educate yourself on the behaviour and function of a dog and to learn how to best train them. Training a dog is vital because it helps to mentally stimulate them, and it encourages them to learn manners. If you are unprepared for this, then you aren’t going to know how to deal with your dog and train them, which could lead to bad habits in the future. When deciding on what dog breed to choose, make sure to select a dog with a temperament that will suit you and your family. Educate yourself on the different breeds and their characteristics, for example, if you live in a smaller house, and is away for a lot of the day, then a dog breed such as a Border Collie will be a bad choice of breed, as they like to keep active.

Dog Visits

If you have your perfect dog insight, it is important to visit it regularly to ensure it gets to know you and your scent; this will prepare you for a happy dog that is comfortable in your presence. If you put your new dog in a new location that it is unfamiliar with, and doesn’t know the smells, then this could cause them to get upset and act out. Make sure to visit them and bring them treats so they associate you with something positive.

Dog Supplies

Before you think of going to pick up your new dog, you need to make sure that you have all of the supplies needed for its arrival; this means you can be more organised and can spend your time looking after and training your new puppy. There are certain supplies that are absolutely essential, and not having these could make puppy training very difficult. If you need a great quality collar and leash that is strong and sturdy for your new boisterous puppy, then you might want to consider Designer Dog Collars and leads. If you are interested in treating your puppy to Designer Dog Collars, then there are many online stores that sell these in a range of different sizes depending on the dog breed.

You will need:

  • Puppy Food
  • Dog Bowls for Food and Water
  • Puppy Toilet Training Pads
  • Dog Crate
  • Dog Collar and ID Tag
  • Dog Bed and Blankets
  • Dog Leash
  • Child Gates – For your home
  • Car Crate or Car Harness
  • Dog Treats
  • Dog Toys
  • Clicker Training Device
  • Dog Shampoo (for long-haired dogs)
  • Dog Grooming Equipment (for long-haired dogs)

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Hi, I am Russell Brand; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor and adventurer passionate about life. At this moment, I am working with Home Improvement and Décor.

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