Bringing a new puppy home can be a bit of a shock if you aren’t prepared for it. Many people liken the arrival of a new puppy into the home as like having a new-born baby. Puppies, like babies will completely change your life, and for a little while you will need to alter your whole routine to make sure that they settle in, get all the attention they require and build a base for them to grown into happy, well rounded dogs.
For some people the arrival of a new puppy can cause stress and feelings of what have I done! This is quite normal, and many people actually refer to this time period as the puppy blues – with everything up in the air and the whole routine of your home changed it can be easy to become overwhelmed by it.
There are a few things to remember during the first couple of weeks with a new puppy…
There will be accidents. Be ready for this, as a puppy has very little warning of when it needs the toilet! Flooring like this engineered wood flooring is easier to clean than carpets, so it might be good to have a look at the flooring in your home before bringing a puppy home.
It may be Nervous at First – A puppy has only just left the rest of the family it has known so don’t be surprised if it is a little scared to start with.
Speak to the Breeder – A good breeder will be only too happy to offer you help, support and advice for your new pup, so don’t be afraid to contact them to ask for help. Goof breeders love to know how their puppies are getting on and are glad to advise owners.