If your wonder what to expect when you bring your new puppy home. Fell underprepared to deal with puppy bouncing around your house. Not sure when to start training your puppy. Or just not sure how to raise a puppy into a dog. This article is for you. You’re going to know exactly what to expect.
First 48 Hours With A New Puppy
The dreaded first 48. How am I going to survive?! If that’s a little voice inside your head let me reassure you. It going to fine. Be calm.
Your new puppy likely as nervous and excited as you are. So to give them a home base. A little fortress of solitude. Prepare their crate! This will be the safe place. While they experience all the new sight and sounds of their new home. Where they fall softly asleep.
Introduce you puppy to their crate with calmness and gentle encouragement. The best way to do that is through treats. Place a couple of little treats in their crate. To sweeten the pot. Once they step inside their crate, congratulate them softly. Remember to be subtle with your praise, they’re still a baby after all.
Now that they’re at home with their crate. Prepare for slower paced day. There is no rush to play time yet. Allow them to find their footing. If they want to play. By all means have a ball with your puppy. Just let them show what their comfort level is.
When should I start teaching them their name? Start as soon as you meet them. Simply call them their new name while gesturing them towards you. If they come towards you give them lots of praise, while not be too loud. We are trying to get them overly excited by being to loud. Lots of pets with a normal voice good doggo. Will allow them to focus on what just happened.
Persistence is key. You’ll have plenty of time to teach them their name. If you notice they aren’t focusing on you. It’s not the name. Just call their attention by making yourself interesting. Beckon them to come towards you by patting your legs. Then once they do say their name while they come towards you. “That’s a good boy, Maximus.” Referring to them by their name every can you get. Until They start responding to their name.Having a puppy can be messy. Learn How To Puppy Proofing Your Apartment.