The first days in a new home
Buying a puppy is a responsible business. You should be aware that this is not a toy, and even a funny pet is a full member of your family who, if properly cared for and nurtured, will delight you for many years to come. Buying a little fluffy lump, any owner dreams that he grew up smart, cheerful, healthy and well-bred dog. And it’s up to you how comfortable your life together will be, because the habits he acquired at puppy age will become firmly established in his character for a long time.
If you want to be a good owner of a dog, there are a few important things you should consider before acquiring a puppy: Give your dog a private area where he can sleep and feed; Read specialist literature on puppy care, see the breed’s diet and feeding conditions, or consult a specialist; familiarise yourself with the schedule of puppy vaccinations; select a veterinarian (clinic) to whom you will subsequently contact for help and advice, and find out the appointment schedule, address and telephone number.
The first day of a puppy’s new home is always stressful, as just a few hours ago he was surrounded by his beloved mum and siblings, and now he’s in a strange place, alone, surrounded by strangers. And it’s up to you how impressionable this moment will be for him, now you’re for him and your daddy and mom and your breadwinner and friend for fun. Now you are fully responsible for his mental and physical health. The first thing you have to do is let the puppy explore his new home, sniff it out and see. At this time, people around your puppy should behave calmly and kindly, speaking in a low tone, gentle and affectionate voice.
It’s also not advisable to force your puppy’s attention, as he’ll notice you after he’s explored his new home. Once he’s settled in, you can treat him to something delicious, and if he’s feeling uncomfortable, you can offer him a treat by hand, then you can pet him and praise him in a gentle and gentle voice. Dogs don’t pay attention to words in the first place, but to intonations, so a gentle tone will calm puppy down and a warm hand will give him confidence to act. Over time, he’ll calm down, stop being afraid of you and feel at home.
The next thing to look out for is the toilet. After all, a dog, like any living creature, wants to cope with his natural need after meals. If he’s already been vaccinated at the time of purchase, you can take him outside for a walk, and if not, you’ll need to use the toilet in the flat. This could be a litter tray or a special disposable diaper that instantly absorbs all the excreta and odours. Once your puppy has done all his work, he should be complimented. However, if your puppy subsequently leaves little ‘bombs’ elsewhere in the house, you should only berate him if you catch him at a ‘crime scene’. Otherwise, this method of parenting will only cause puppy frustration, as even five minutes after he’s done so, he won’t know what he’s done wrong or why he’s being scolded.
Once your puppy has been given all the necessary vaccinations, he should be taken outside after each meal, so you can quickly get him used to cleanliness and leave the toilet in the apartment. It’s important to pay attention to your puppy as he’ll be able to tell you when he needs to go outside. Otherwise, he might decide that if you ignore his requests, you don’t have to, and he’s in a position to do so. The less lazy you get, the sooner you can get him used to the routine and avoid a lot of problems.
Also, puppies, like all babies, need a long night’s sleep, so it’s worth ensuring they’re quiet all day long. If you see your puppy becoming sluggish and closing his eyes, take him to his bed. If you have young children in your family, you should make it clear to them that if your puppy is sleeping he can be looked at and touched, but you can’t touch or wake him up. Don’t forget that at 2-2.5 months a puppy is first and foremost a small child, defenseless and unintentional, but also very curious. So it’s worth taking care of his safety as much as possible, removing all sharp objects, hiding the wires and disguising the outlets, and protecting your puppy from contact with poisonous chemicals and electrical appliances that could hurt him.
Of course, from the moment you have a puppy in your home, you’ll have more to worry about, especially while he’s still young, but life will be filled with new colours and positive emotions!