How To Prepare Yourself For A New Dog

  • 12/02/2018

Before you get the puppy, ask yourself whether you are really ready to raise it as well. It is important to know that raising a puppy requires a lot of effort, perseverance, patience and understanding.

When choosing a dog, you need to select a type that suits your lifestyle. The fact is that by proper upbringing and appropriate socialisation, each dog can become a perfect pet.

As a future owner of a fluffy pet, it is advisable to get information from multiple sources, read professional literature, enrol in courses, or talk to dog owners and find out which problems they encountered.

Whether you decide on a puppy or an adult dog for a new family member, you need to prepare yourself and introduce it to the rest of the family. Specific rules must be imposed from the start. It is important to recognise the needs of the dog and help it find its place in the family.

Generally speaking, a puppy will take several days to get used to the new environment. Accept it with care and patience; soon the puppy will choose his favourite places he likes to stay.

What is Allowed and What is Not

Learning the house rules should be your top priority from day one. Puppies can quickly become undesirable when they develop troublesome behaviours, such as the destruction of things in the house, barking due to the negligence of their owners. And a dog can learn very quickly what it can and cannot do. You should be firm from the start, establish a relationship of trust and your dominant position. It is necessary to determine the place where the dog will eat and drink.

The Equipment You’ll Need

In the first place are a collar and leash so that you can go outside the house with the dog. Of course, you need at least two bowls – one for food, the other for water. A sleeping and resting place can also be a special basket that clearly defines the area of rest and sleep. Hair care and skin care products, depending on the type of hair, are also things to be thought of from the beginning. Get some toys that dog needs for development and socialisation.

Teach It Where the Potty Is

The dog will best master the “number two” situation if you take it out to do it after each meal. By repeating this action, your four-legged friend will perform without any problems whenever you take it out of the apartment or to the backyard of the house. It is advisable to select the same place, whenever you are in the position. Owners of puppies of up to 6 months old must be prepared for their dog to require three meals a day and that they will perform after each one. And when the meadow muffins pile up, to save yourself time and back pain you can always call rubbish removalists.

The more you make it easier for you to organise the space, a proper distribution of time and care among the family members (if you have such a possibility), it will be easier. You need to think about the individual needs of your puppy because they vary from dog to dog. But, most of all, all dogs need a lot of mental and physical activity to consume energy, a regular schedule and a rhythm as well as our consistency in upbringing.

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