Are you about to embark on the journey of being a dog parent? You need to take a step back and read this through before making that big move. First and foremost, it goes without saying that a puppy is not a toy; it’s not a temporary amusement but a responsibility that will last a lifetime.
There are a few things you need to do before you even bring the puppy into your home.
First order of business, you need to ensure that neither you nor any of your immediate family members that will be residing in the house has any form of allergy to dog hair. That is a vital point to keep in mind as it would be cruel to bring a puppy into your home only to have to give it away.
Once you’re past that hurdle and all is clear, you step onto point two, which is to puppy proof your house. Puppies are curious by nature, some things need to be out of reach and others need to be covered up for safety reasons.
Next comes what you need to buy beforehand. You’ll need a bed for the puppy, as well as bowls for water and food, the actual food, a carrier, a leash, toys and puppy training pads. For comfortable beds, you can try the MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Pet Bed, it will make your pup feel very comfortable. As for potty training, the PETMAKER puppy potty trainer as well as the pet & dog training pads will be a great help. The MultiPet Duckworth Duck Toy in addition to the UEETEK Squeaky dog toys will help your puppy have fun and relax.
In addition to that you’ll obviously need to find the nearest vet for regular checkups. Thinking about whether or not to spay or neuter your puppy is yet another thing you should keep in mind.
After that comes the most important part: bringing your new baby home. A puppy needs a lot of love and attention, which will mean you’ll have your hands full for the first few months. It takes a while for a puppy to adjust as well as to be house-broken, which will require a lot of patience and encouragement. You need to settle on a proper diet, easy training routines and a lot of love to bring him up to be as healthy and well-adjusted as possible.
Dogs are a blessing, we need to cherish the moments we have with them, and do our best to care for them properly, and it’ll be worth it.