What should I do when I bring home a new puppy?
- Living space and sleeping area. Set up a living space area where your puppy can safely stay while they settle in and get used to their new environment.
- Toilet training.
- Desexing vaccination and other vet care.
- Microchipping and registration.
- Training and socialisation.
- When you leave your dog alone.
What do you do when you first bring a puppy home?
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 I do with my puppy the first night?
Puppy’s first night home: How to stop your puppy from crying
- Tire him out. Don’t let your puppy take a cozy nap at your feet right before bed.
- Limit food and water before bed. Cut your puppy off from food and water about an hour before bedtime.
- Keep him close. If possible, let the puppy sleep in your room with you.
- Use music to calm.
- When crying continues.
How long can a puppy be left alone during the day?
The general consensus for leaving a puppy alone during the day is one hour for every month, a two-month-old puppy will rarely be capable of holding his bladder for more than two hours, a three-month-old for three…etc.
Where should your puppy sleep the first night?
On the first night, and for about three weeks, have the puppy sleep in a dog crate next to the bed. Line the base with blankets so that it is cosy and drape another blanket over the top to help it feel more secure. Give the puppy the stuffed toy that has its littermates’ scent on it to snuggle up to.