The arrival of a puppy at home is an exceptional event.
Sometimes it has been a long wait until the new member of the family gets to know their new home.
Other times the wait has not been so long.
But be that as it may, you must make sure you meet specific essential requirements to face this whole process naturally.
You have to know what materials, precautions, and behaviors you have to have from the first minute, and here we will try to help you.
Next, we describe what we consider that you cannot miss at home when of arrival.
The puppy’s arrival at home
- Feeder and drinker, better easy to clean.
- Nylon or leather strap and collar.
- Toys. They should be of different textures, materials, and shapes to avoid boredom. Do not buy sponge toys or toys with whistles, bells, or other parts that can come off and be swallowed by the animal.
- Brush, comb… Depending on the breed, you will need one or the other or several.
- Bed or sleeping box. You can buy it or make it yourself using a sturdy drawer, lined with blankets or cushions.
- Food. It needs to be the right one for your age and size.
- Soaker for your needs. If you don’t want to have to wash it, you can use newspaper.
To protect your puppy from accidents, pay attention to the following recommendations. Unfortunately, these tips are not always taken seriously, and the consequences are fatal. So, put them into practice.
Remove anything that might be toxic, poisonous, or small enough to swallow from their reach.
If you have a garden, make sure that the gates close correctly and that there are no holes or gates with enough space for the puppy to pass through or get trapped.
Some plants can be toxic to our puppy. For example, oleanders, make sure that those in your garden are not.
The pools and fountains must be covered. Even if the puppy can swim, she may not be able to climb and suffocate from fatigue.
If you already have or have had dogs at home, you know what this is about. If not, we warn you that you will have to arm yourself with patience. The first few nights, the puppy may suffer from being separated from its mother and howl. This is less likely the older the puppy is.
You will also need patience and a lot of love when the little one does something that you think he should not do. At those times, we usually think that he has done something wrong, but the reality is that surely the fault has been ours for not being attentive or not doing the right thing.
Finally, we will tell you that as necessary as all the preparations made at home to receive the puppy, it will be to have already decided which vet he will go to.
Now that you know all this, are you determined to increase the family with a furry? Let’s go!