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How to Prepare Your Home to Welcome Your New Puppy

If you are expecting a ne puppy at home, it is important to get prepared so you are able to provide the basic needs of your pet, and not to forget the time you need to invest, provide love, care, and attention for a happier and healthier dog. The image of your little puppy sitting under your Christmas tree every morning is a source of sheer joy to kids. What are the things you need to prepare and prioritize?

Always provide plenty of love, patience and kindness, and prepare a lot of puppy pads because your new puppy won’t know that it is wrong to pee on your carpet. When it comes to puppy accessories, it is better if your puppy will get used to wearing a collar, and choose one that is specifically for puppies which are adjustable and lightweight. You have to prepare gates to keep puppies in a destruction-proof room while you’re away to protect them from falling down the stairs. Puppies have sharp teeth and they love chewing almost anything, so you need to purchase a mixture of puppy toys from soft ones to hard ones so your puppy can get the relief he needs and to also protect your furniture and other important belongings. You need to be firm with your puppy and replace whatever your puppy is chewing with his toys to keep him from chewing on your furniture and pillows, and remove all dangerous and delicate items such as tablecloths and cleaning supplies away from your puppy’s reach. For behavior modification, it is better to use firm and negative noise if your puppy chews on your furniture or displays unacceptable behavior so you can get the response you need from your puppy without you hurting your puppy.

Having a new puppy at home can be a very exciting and enjoyable experience, and you’ll receive great benefits tenfold as long as you show love, care, and kindness to your newly adopted friend. When it comes to training, remember that it takes repetition, and use gentle and rewarding training system instead of punishment. Research the right food for your dog or talk to a veterinarian because your puppy needs to meet his daily nutrient requirements, and follow proper feeding schedule. It is important to have a complete immunization for your puppy as well as his papers to prevent future problems.

Your pets offer a lot of health benefits, most especially in the psychological aspect, helping us relieve stress, a source of joy, and companionship, so they only deserve the best care and attention from us.