How to Prepare for Your New Puppy's Arrival

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So it finally happened, those days, weeks, months and years of nagging from the kids, finally made you relent and agree that they could have a puppy. If you have spent a long time wondering whether the kids are ready for a pet before you decided to get one, that’s excellent news. Bringing a puppy, or any pet, into your home is never a decision that should be made on impulse. Getting a pet requires careful consideration as you need to know that you can provide it with a safe and suitable home environment.

Choosing a Puppy

Getting a new puppy is a hugely exciting experience, and choosing your new puppy is one of the best parts. To select the right puppy for your family, it is essential to conduct lots of research. Firstly, you will need to think about which breed would be best for your home and lifestyle. It would be unfair to bring a breed into your home that requires lots of exercise if you know that you are not always going to be able to take them out for long walks. 

You will also need to research the place that you get your puppy from to make sure that they are reputable, and that the dogs they own are well-cared for and healthy.

Practical Considerations

Your adorable new puppy is going to need to be trained. It is well worth spending time researching puppy training, as this is something that you want to get right. Your dog needs boundaries to stay safe, so training should never be overlooked. You may want to look into finding puppy classes in your area. Puppy training classes are the perfect way to get your dog used to being around other people and other dogs while helping them to learn the basics of training. The sessions are the ideal opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have too and teach you skills to use away from the class.

Another important practical consideration is choosing a veterinarian for your dog. Your new puppy will require immunisations and health checks, so finding the right vet is something that you need to do quickly. At Lynbrook Vet your puppy will be in the best hands, and you can even take part in their Puppy School too.

Shopping for Your New Puppy

Before your puppy comes home, you will need to head to the pet store for some shopping! Food and water bowls, a basket or dog bed, puppy, collar and lead should all be on your shopping list. Don’t forget to pick up puppy pads to help with those little accidents while your puppy is toilet training too. 

A puppy toothbrush and toothpaste, along with a brush for their fur will help to keep your puppy both looking good and in the best condition. 

Puppies are incredibly playful, so picking out some dog toys that are suitable for puppies is also a good idea when you are at the pet store.


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