The holiday craze hit Riverton, Utah. During this season of gift giving did you or someone you know add a puppy to your family? Here are a few things to consider when brining home a new puppy.
Do you have all the supplies necessary to make the transition as smooth as possible for both your puppy and the entire family? Here are a few must-have items:
One of the questions perspective puppy owners should ask themselves is if they are prepared for their puppy’s transition home. A puppy's transition to a new home is a major shock to their world. Everything they have ever known is changing. They are in a strange place with unfamiliar people, smells and experiences. Try and remember to see things from the puppy’s perspective when they are whining, barking and struggling the first few days. Here are a few more tips to help get you navigate the initial transition period.
One of THE biggest mistake owners make is giving their puppy too much freedom too quickly. Unless you are directly engaging with your puppy – playing, potty time, walking, training, your puppy should be kenneled or tethered (leash hooked to a flat buckle collar with the other end attached to an immovable object). Make the containment comfortable with blankets/beds, toys and bones. Keep the puppy in the same room as you so they can adjust to your household routine. You’d never let a toddler free in your house to roam, so use the same safety precautions with your puppy. This will help with potty training, minimizing destruction in your home and jumping/biting on humans.
Once your pup has settled in, training should be the next step. Let Full House Dog Training help guide you to creating a great dog who will bring
wonderful moments to your family!