Bringing Home a New Puppy

Tips and Tricks for Bringing Home a New Puppy

 

Bringing home a new puppy can be an exhausting experience but once your puppy gets acclimated to their new environment; the fun never stops! Before you decide to adopt a puppy, owners should purchase items beforehand to ensure they have everything they need to make a smooth transition. Items such as a collar, a leash, and a bed are all necessities for bringing home a new puppy.

 

Getting Your New Puppy Acclimated To Their New Environment

 

  • Let your new puppy wander around -Once you get your new puppy through the front door of the house, let him wander around his home. Let him smell all of the different scents whether they are from humans or another fur friend for them to chase around. This will make him feel less nervous and allow him to adapt in his own way.

 

  • Introduce him to the human pack – Be sure that when you are bringing home a new puppy, the human pack is there to greet him when he arrives. Meeting everyone at the same time will make the transition of being in a new home easier than introducing several people at different times throughout the day. If you have young children, be sure to explain to them how to properly treat the puppy so they don’t scare him.

 

  • Meet & Greet with Fur Friends – If you already have another dog companion at home, be sure to introduce your new puppy and him on a mutual ground (We learned this the hard way). Let them meet outside at the park or down the street. Then let them walk back together. Meeting in a mutual place will allow them to assess one another without having to become territorial of the house!

 

  • Have some treats close by – Showing your dog the ropes will be a smooth process if you have some treats on hand. Fletcher LOVES the Mini Natural Treats (Salmon Flavor) and will do just about anything to get one! Use the treats to get your new puppy to follow you around so you can show them where he will sleep, eat, and how to tell you when he needs to go out.

 

Bringing home a new puppy can be a rewarding experience and with the right preparations it can even be a FUN one!  Are you planning on adopting a new puppy? Have you already brought him to your home?

Fletcher and Dirk would LOVE to hear about their buddies’ experiences! Leave us a comment and let us know 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Bringing Home a New Puppy

  1. When we brought Sammie home, we had to let the cats decide when it was okay to come close. The first few weeks, they couldn’t be in the same room as her. Then they could, as long as they were on the opposite end of the room. Then they could be up on the couch while she was on the floor. Now, everyone can be up on the bed at the same time. We’re still working on it, but their relationship gets better every week!

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  2. I had a year old GSD (Niko) when I brought a 3 month old Rottie/Shepherd/Goofball mix (Rocky) rescue home. I didn’t do anything special to introduce them other than turn them loose in the backyard and stay close by. There was no fighting or any kind of drama, other than Niko being mad at me for quite some time. He tolerated Rocky and all his antics. They became the best of friends. After Niko passed, I eventually brought home a rescued Westie (Jacques). Jacques was about 3. Rocky was about 10. Again, I didn’t do anything special to introduce them (except stay very close by initially). There was a lot of sniffing and marking territory, but they became friends very quickly and easily. I was VERY fortunate.

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  3. we sadly had to learn the meet&greet thingy the hard way too. with our two huskies we had a dog fight in bed the first evening we brought the second pup home….fortunately it ended not with blood, only a book was KIA and I never will know how the thrilling crime story I read that time ends :o)

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