How to Take Care of a Puppy

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Bringing a new puppy into your house can completely transform your life. Puppies can take up a lot of energy, but they also bring a lot of happiness into your life. Here's everything you'll need to know to start your Puppy on the proper path to adulthood:

Examine your Lifestyle and Choose the Right Puppy

If the moment has come for you to own a puppy, you should select the one ideal for your lifestyle. When a puppy comes into your life, you'll sense an instant connection and know they're the one, but this isn't usually the case. You may need to go out and discover the one for you.
Examine your lifestyle and what you're searching for in a dog first. Do you want a purebred or mixed-breed dog? Big or small? Grooming and exercise requirements, temperament, and potential health difficulties are important considerations.

Make Your House Ready for your Puppy

Secure your house with the required puppy-proofing materials. This will help in creating a safe environment for your Puppy. Puppy-proofing your home is similar to toddler-proofing, but slight variations exist. Get a strong pet gate and install it in the required places. Keep it away from the kitchen, stairwell and trash can. Puppy-proof your house where needed.

Shop for Puppy Supplies

Your new pet will require many important supplies in the house. You have to make sure that you have them before bringing your Pup home. Get a collar ID, a leash, food and water bowls, chewing toys, a large kennel and a warm bed for your small friend.
You will need to replace some products while others will last for a long time. For example, the collars are only adjustable to a limit. As your Puppy grows, you might need to buy a new collar. Also, buy a large-sized kennel and wall it up with boxes to match the Puppy’s size. This can be a good future investment.

Choose a Good Vet

Look for a good vet before you bring your Puppy home. You will have to take your Puppy for a general checkup as well. Make sure that your tiny friend has a nice experience with the vet. This will make future visits much easier for you both. You will have to make a lot of visits to the vet in the first six months. ThePuppy will have to get his vaccinations, and go through the spaying and neutering process.

Train Your Fluffy Friend

Begin by concentrating on socializing. Following that, leash training will teach fundamental commands like staying, coming, and sitting. Teaching several fundamental instructions might assist you in addressing some behavioral issues. Keep in mind that puppies are eager, lively, and at the teething stage. They eat everything, even your hands. Replace the improper object with a toy or a safe chew to help with teething. Distract your dog from naughty behavior by providing a more pleasurable pastime, such as a game, a stroll, or some other activity. Give treats or praise to your dog if they shift focus.
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