Getting a puppy is indeed a very exciting time. You’ve probably been convincing family members that you should get a dog for a long time (it takes anywhere from 1-10 years). Once you’ve gotten everyone on board, you’ve looked for a health dog from a well reputed breeder and not a puppy mill.
Before Getting Your Puppy
At this time, you’ll have found your puppy. Make sure you don’t have travel plans for the next 3 months, because your dog will need all the attention he can get. There are a few things to get before your dog comes home.
What To Get
- The Pet Project Getting A Dog eBook (free)
- Food (As Recommended By Vet)
- Name Tag
Your first day will be super exciting. You do not want to overwhelm your dog. Start calling your dog by his/her name. If you have another dog, make sure to let them meet in neutral territory, so the old dog doesn’t feel territorial. Take your dog to use the rest-room outside every 30 minutes, if not using pee-mats.
After a week, your puppy should be used to his new home. Your puppy should have claimed it’s ‘spot’ in the house. Check your dog and make sure there are no symptoms of parasites.
You’ll want to take your dog to the vet. Make sure that he has all the vaccines required and if required, microchipped. As well as any other local protocol.