Things You Should Know Before Getting a Puppy
The arrival of a puppy in a home always brings great joy and happiness.
At the same time, however, it is necessary to know what to do and how to act to welcome the animal in the best possible way and prepare the environment so that you are not unready.
Things To Do Before the Puppy Arrives
The first things to do before a new puppy comes into the family are:
1) Finding a Vet
Find a vet, preferably near your home, and immediately register your pet. In this way, in cases of emergencies, your puppy will already be on the patient list.
2) Look For Training Courses
if you have a dog and you are a beginner, it is advisable to inquire about training courses so that the pet learns to get along with other dogs and people.
3) Get Insurance
You may also want to inquire about insurance for young pets. It is better if unexpected animal medical expenses are also covered.
4) Order an Identification Plate and Microchip
Identification plates and microchips are a big plus. In addition to helping to locate lost pets, microchips also help shelters return animals to their rightful owners more quickly.
5) Preparing Your Home for a Puppy
Another essential step in welcoming your pet is to prepare the home. Prepare an environment that welcomes your pet, such as a kennel and space for toys. This way, he will feel welcome and have his own space to rest and play.
Another key is to remove all dangerous items to your pet, such as medications and cleaning supplies, and place them in hard-to-reach places.
In the case of a yard, a fence should be installed to protect your pet, and you should be aware of plants that are dangerous to animals, such as daffodils and lilies, which are harmful to dogs.
What To Have In Your Home: Accessories for Your Puppy
Before you welcome your puppy into your home, we recommend that you purchase the accessories necessary to manage his upkeep
Bowls and food: It is essential to purchase two bowls, one for food and one for water, and stock them with food after consulting with your veterinarian.
Kennels: kennels are essential accessories that can be selected according to the type and size of your pet. There are indoor and outdoor kennels available, and outdoor kennels are available in various styles, including wooden, plastic, and canvas kennels.
Depending on the season, cooling or heating mats can be laid out, and cushions or soft blankets can be placed to create a more comfortable environment.
If the pet carrier is to be placed outdoors, it is best to avoid windy or humid places and place it on a raised floor instead of directly on the ground.
Pet carriers and leashes: Pet carriers are essential when traveling or moving. In addition, if accompanied by a blanket, it can be a « hiding place » where your pet can rest in peace.
A leash and collar, either nylon or leather, are essentials for daily walks.
Grooming supplies: brushes, combs, gloves, detergent, puppy shampoo, etc.
Toys: Finally, animal toys are essential to stimulate your pet. There is a wide variety of games available, from interactive games to soft toys, from intelligence games to agility games, and special devices for body movement such as balls, tunnels, and ropes.
6) How To Spend Your Puppy’s First Day at Home
As soon as you get your pet, assign him a name so he can get used to you, respond when called, and interact with the animal.
Another trick is to separate free time so that he or she feels welcome by the family. Don’t worry if they are shy and defensive at first, as too much stimulation can get them into trouble.
Put the kennel in a quiet place in the house, especially the first few days, so he can rest there and feel safe.
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