To raise the dog well, there are some things that you can start doing with your puppy as soon as you get them home, so that they’re healthy and happy. Below are some tips on what you should do right away.
Set A Routine
Many dogs relax in a new environment faster when they follow a routine. So, remember to feed your dog, get them to exercise, and train them at a fixed time in the early weeks to help them settle down. This will also make it easier for you to complete toilet training faster. If your pet is well settled, allow a few months to go by before you start making adjustments to the routine. Get it right, and in no time you’ll have a confident, well-mannered pet.
Get Durable Chew Toys
To secure your cushions, shoes, and other vital items that are clearly chewable, proper chew toys are essential to your new puppy. Chew toys that are soft and foldable are ideal for scratching and teething gums, and will protect the furniture from being ripped down.
Create A Potty Plan.
In general, your dog will still have to go to potty within 15 minutes of waking up, feeding, or training. A puppy will hold his pee or poop for one hour for every month of age, so a 4-month-old puppy should be taken out at least every four hours. But most puppies will sleep for about seven hours in the night without a potty break. Use the very same command every time, and offer a new treat every time. During the day, watch out for the signals that your pup needs to go like circling or sniffing the area. No matter what you do, don’t scream if your pet has an accident. It’s likely to end up hiding when it’s got to go again instead of coming and trying to tell you.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Just as healthy food can make your puppy happy, giving them healthy snacks can make them even happier. Choose snack foods that are safe to give to puppies or dogs. There are puppy dishes and snacks that you can buy, of course. However you can also give your puppy a few slices of unoiled chicken or beef, as well as a portion of fruit and vegetables.
Give Them Love
Clearly, training, consistency, and socialization are all extremely important when you learn how to raise a new puppy. Your dog will gladly listen to you, feel more secure and interact more positively with the world if you’ll love them right back. So, have plenty of time to play, have fun training sessions, and of course, have some time to make sure your dog feels like a beloved part of the family.
Raising a new puppy is easy, try the above tips, or some of them, and you’ll find satisfaction in your role as the pet parent.