What to expect when you bring a new *puppy* or *doggy* home …
Please understand that bringing a puppy home is as good as bringing a human child home
Please be warned that if you are not prepared for another human child in the house (physically and emotionally) then you are not prepared for a puppy either.
Just because they are not humans in physical form we cannot do a trial and error on them.
Please find below a whole lowdown on what to expect and prepare for when you bring a puppy home.
Before your new dog arrives
1. Have a family pow-wow.
A dog is a big commitment, so before you take the plunge, make sure you’re all together on wanting this newest member of the family. Then decide who’s going to be the primary caretaker–otherwise you’ll spend lots of time arguing while your new dog stares at his empty food bowl. To avoid confusing the pup, hammer out the house rules ahead of time (will the dog be allowed on the bed? On the couch? Where will the dog sleep? Are any rooms of the house permanently off-limits?).
2. Stock up on the right supplies.
Buy some of the basics ahead of time, so you both and your dog can settle in without too many mad dashes to the store. Here’s what you’ll need:
Water and food bowls
Dog toys – quite a few of them
A collar and a leash
3. Prepare your house.
Create a space for her/him to call their own.
Place a cozy bed / small mattress in a shaded corner which she can identify with as her own as time goes by.
Pick a room that’s a center of activity in your household, so your dog won’t feel isolated, and be sure it’s one with easy-to-clean floors. Make sure you remove anything that you don’t want chewed on or soiled because just like human babies they too teeth and end up chewing stuff sometimes.
What’s in your dog’s area will vary a bit depending on her age and how you’re house training.
Puppy-proof to make sure anything that could hurt your dog–medicines, chemicals, certain plants–is out of reach.
4. Arrange for home care.
Ideally, you can take a few days to a week off work to get your new dog or puppy settled in and to start house training. It’ll also help the two of you bond, which in itself can make training easier. But even if you can take some time off, you’ll need a back-up team in place pretty quickly.
Find a vet in your vicinity and plans visit soon.
5.. Plan the trip home.
Find a helper to come along when you go to pick up your dog. Young puppies who’ve never been on a car ride before may get rattled, and even adult dogs can get nervous–and a terror-filled car ride can turn into a long-lasting phobia of car travel. Ask someone to sit next to your dog on the ride home, soothing him and keeping him from hopping into your lap while you’re driving.
Your dog’s first few weeks home will likely be a period of huge adjustment, for both of you. You can make the transition much easier all around if you prepare your home in advance, gather a team–vets, dog walker and doggie day care–and set up a routine right away.
IMP :dogs/ puppies are NOT TOYS .They will not play and jump when you feel like it and sleep when you want them to. They have a personality too and you will need time to understand each other.
Would you give up on your human child if the first few days / weeks as a mother were tough? The answer should be the same for a puppy / dog too ♡
We promise once you pass this teething test of being a dog mom ..you will have the best child / children in the universe. The journey will be your most fulfilling one filled with unconditional love galore!
Source :My experiences and Google.
Thank you for reading through. Feel free to ask questions if needed .