What To Do If You Want A Puppy?

Why getting a puppy is a good idea?

Yes, we know our pets can make us happier, but research shows that interacting with dogs can help reduce stress.

Even something as simple as playing fetch or petting your pup can increase levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin in your brain, and lower production of cortisol, a stress-inducing hormone.

What should I do when I get a new puppy?

Here are a few tips.

  • Keep It Pleasant But Low-key At First. For a shy puppy or dog, being taken to a new place and then deluged with lots of loud, lively strangers can be really overwhelming.
  • Introduce Your Dog To Their Crate.
  • Start Your Training.
  • Set Up A Routine.
  • Get Your Dog License.
  • Find A Good Vet.

What should you not do when getting a puppy?

What Not to Do with Your New Puppy

  1. No Yelling, Threatening, Or Physical Punishment. Punishment teaches a dog nothing, except how to avoid the punishment.
  2. Don’t Expect Too Much.
  3. Do Not Keep Your Pup Shut In A Crate For Anything Other Than The Briefest Time (20 Minutes).
  4. Don’t Keep Your Pup Completely Isolated From The Outside World.

When should you not get a puppy?

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get a Puppy

  • You Are Never Home During the Day.
  • You Haven’t Done Research on the Breed.
  • The Family Moves Around a Lot.
  • You’re Adopting Because the Puppy Is Really Cute.
  • You Want to Give One as a Christmas/Birthday Present.
  • You Have a Baby/Young Child Already.
  • You Don’t Have the Time or Patience to Train Him.
  • You Have Other Pets.

What to know before you get a puppy?

10 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Dog

  1. A dog is for life. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment.
  2. Owning a dog can be expensive.
  3. Buy your dog accessories in advance.
  4. Find a good vet for your dog.
  5. Create a safe home for your dog.
  6. Be prepared for house training.
  7. Allow your dog to be social.
  8. Be prepared to groom your dog.