New Dog Owner? Here’s What You Need to Know!
Bringing a dog into your life can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Make sure you are as prepared as possible for your new puppy by following our advice. In this blog post we will tell you all about what you need to know as a new dog owner, so read on to learn more.
Before you bring your new puppy home, there are some dog supplies you will want to have ready. Some of these items include dishes for food and water, as well as a dog bed, a collar, and leash, a crate with bedding and teething toys. These products are easy to find, affordable and will come in handy when raising your new pup. In addition to supplies, you will also want to consider purchasing flea and tick products. These items can prevent infestation and kill the potential parasites before they cause any harm to your pup. Visit a veterinarian to learn which flea and tick products are best for your dog.
Once you’ve purchased the necessary supplies, it is time to bring your dog home. When setting up your home for your new pup, place the puppy’s bed in a quiet and draft-free area that is away from foot traffic. Your puppy will need lots of sleep, so provide your dog with a comfortable place to rest. Your dog will also require bathing and grooming. Purchase a brush that is recommended for your specific dog’s breed. When bathing your puppy, bathe him or her in warm water that would be comfortable for you. By grooming your pet at a young age, he or she will be easier to groom and more tolerable as they grow older.
As we mentioned earlier, taking your pup to the veterinarian is important. Visit the vet for a check-up for your pup, as well as vaccinations and a worming analysis. You might also want to spay or neuter your pet to avoid overpopulating.
Housebreaking is a tedious part of raising a pup, but it is one of the most important steps in caring for your dog. Take your puppy outside immediately after naps and meals to train him or her. Praise your pup when an outdoor trip to the bathroom is successful, and consider using a crate with bedding can encourage your puppy to wait until they are outside to relieve themselves.
Finally, be sure to provide your puppy with the appropriate amount of exercise. Different breeds require different amounts of activity, so make sure to do your research so that you can care for your puppy as well as possible.
Are you ready to care for a new puppy? If so, consider visiting us at Little Wonders Puppy Emporium. We are located at 15 Main Street in Sayville, New York, and you can contact us by phone at 631-244-7877.