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.
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Puppy Socialization Window
When should a socialize to sounds, and other puppy. Generally, a puppy should have a strong foundation for what their life should look like, by about 3 months. It’s not exact science so their no need to stress. That give us a general time line to go by.
You can start getting your puppy used to new sounds, within about the first couple days. By playing the tv with all the sound from the shows playing. Reassure your puppy if they get a little nervous. Playing sounds like fireworks and sirens in the house can give you a control way of introducing these nerve-racking sounds. Just have fun, practice calm around all the crazy sounds that your dog.
When should your puppy meet other dogs. After their shots, to protect them for preventable illnesses. Which is about 12 weeks. Starting with dogs that you know as well at first. Gives you some control over what will happen. Remember there no rush to have them experience everything for 3 months. By giving them some experience of what happens
around them. Will provide them comfort with what to expect in the future.
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Puppy First Day Home Sleeping A Lot
If your puppy spends the entire first day sleeping. It could send you a into tailspin. Fear not, as long as your puppy isn’t acting overly groggy. That’s a good thing they just had a big day. They’re showing that they are comfortable with you. Allow them to get their sleep.
Just be aware they luckily still want to go pee show times soon. So be on the look out if they do get up. To offer them outside. Just in case.
What Should Puppy First Haircut Age Be
If plan to send them to groomer to get their haircut. You’re puppy should go to groomer before they need a haircut. Just allow them to get used to the groomer and other dogs. After they had their shots, so you can start about 12 weeks.
Combing your puppy can start as soon their comfortable with you. To get them used to the process. Introduce just by brushing them without combing them. Take it slow. If they are not enjoying it. You can stop offer them a reward before they start really pushing against it. Allow that to be a positive experience. Cutting it short before it becomes annoying to them.
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