Whether you just got a new puppy from someone who works at Black Tie Moving or rescued one from your local shelter, you’re sure to be excited for the new addition to your family.
Puppies require a lot of work, but they are certainly worth the effort you put in. Here are 4 tips for a new puppy!
Get Medical Care Established
First and foremost, you want to make sure that you have a veterinarian lined up for your newest furry addition. If this is your first pet, you’ll want to do your research on some local animal hospitals. Read up on reviews and look at how pricey they are.
It’s a good idea to get your puppy into the vet shortly after you bring him or her home. This way, you can have your vet check them out to make sure they are in good health. You can also talk to them about pet insurance – which is best to get when your fur friend is still a pup!
It’s never too early to enroll your pooch into school! It’s certainly best to start their training young, as it gets a bit more challenging the older that they get. You want to set some boundaries and expectations for your dog as soon as you can!
Puppy training is often affordable and can usually be completed within a year or less. It’s also important to keep in mind that training shouldn’t just be inside the classroom. You’ll want to regularly work with your pup at home. Set some ground rules, and you can be sure your dog will pick up on them in no time.
You will be so proud of your best friend once it comes time for their graduation!
Socialize Them Early
You’ll want to be sure to socialize your new puppy while they are still young. There are many pups that are fearful of other dogs or people, and this could lead to some serious behavior problems later in life.
It’s key to surround your new addition with a variety of people and other pets. This will allow them to feel comfortable around those who aren’t their family. Puppy school is a great way to do this, but you should also make regular trips to your local pet store!
Consider Crate Training
Crate training has a bad reputation, and this is probably because some people take advantage of it or utilize crates the wrong way. They will use crates to lock their dog up. This is not the main purpose of crate training.
Pets are hardwired to have their own space to go to, and this is where crates come in handy. If you give them their own area in the house, they have a place to go to feel comfortable and get some rest. After a while, you will probably just be able to leave the crate door open.
You can bet that your pup will appreciate a room of their very own!