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What to Expect From Your New Puppy

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Once you bring home your new puppy, there is so much to be excited about. Depending on one’s preferences, a puppy can bring as much joy, or perhaps even more joy, into a home as a new baby.

Fast Forward

Unlike a human baby though, your puppy will grow quickly into an adult. He or she will rapidly experience many changes. Thus, your puppy will need much love and nurturing as it develops into a full-grown dog. With effective training, your pup will very soon become a welcomed member of the family.

Puppies bring joy into a home.

Your new puppy has its own unique personality along with traits and qualities that are common to its breed. How he or she responds to the recent change in surroundings will vary to a degree partially based on these factors. Some puppies may be frightened at first. It’s not unusual for a scared puppy to hide behind the couch or under a bed. On the other hand, some puppies are immediately very excited about their new home.

Your new puppy may want to jump on you and lick you like a lollipop. He or may run around aimlessly exploring his or her new home. However, you should curb this kind of behavior from the very first day. Soon after your puppy has adjusted some, you can begin providing further training for him or her. Be sure to notice if your puppy seems to have any aggressive tendencies before beginning training. 

Puppies will bring you much joy and many smiles

Here’s Your “Spot”, Spot…

Another matter that you ought to attend to right away is introducing your pup to his or her own areas. A puppy feels more comfortable knowing that it has a place of its own. These areas include sleeping quarters and a potty place.

Take him or her outside as soon as they show signs that they need to go potty. If the puppy has an accident, it’s not necessary to harshly scold him or her nor is it helpful to rub the pup’s nose in their business. Simply taking a puppy to its area outside will reinforce that this is where it needs to go. In a short amount of time, he or she will understand the connection and scratch at the door or whine to go out. As with all training, it’s very important to be consistent.

Plan Ahead

Your puppy will also begin to teethe very soon and will therefore needs to chew on things. To save your furniture from damage, it’s a good idea to provide him or her with chew toys. Raw-hide chips are available at most grocery and discount stores and are excellent for your pup to chew up.

Know Your Breed

It’s also extremely advisable to get to know as much as possible about your puppy’s breed or the breeds that bore it, if it’s a mix. Try to take into account his or natural temperament when training. Hopefully you have chosen a breed that is conducive to your lifestyle so your new puppy will fit right in easily with minimal adjustments to your lifestyle required.

Stay Committed

As your puppy grows he or she may begin to lose some of his or her “cuteness.” However, even though he is becoming an adult, he or she will still need just as much attention and love. Spending plenty of quality time with your puppy throughout its entire lifetime will create a special bond between the two of you. Your pup will love you and want to protect you, your family, and your home. After all, that is your puppy’s new job and he or she will carry it out gleefully when the bond between owner and pup is strong.

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