Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing-Home-a-New-PuppyBringing Home a New Puppy: Are you thinking of bringing home a new dog? Then a ton of questions must be going through your mind right now. Getting a new dog or puppy home without thinking this through can cause a lot of trouble and heartache. On the other hand, if you think through this carefully and make the right decision, you will have an amazing new family member, who will give you years of company, affection and love. This is a dog that has had to compete to stay alive; he’s fought for food, scrambled for shelter. His reliance on his inborn canine savvy kept him alive on the streets long enough to be rescued and adopted by you. Now you’ve comitted yourself to him.

Realize it’s going to be a major transition for your pup. He’s leaving the only life, mom and sense of security he’s ever known. This is a traumatic event for the pup and you can make it more fun and positive by being as gentle and supportive as you can.
Prepare your car for the trip. Ideally, have someone who can carry the new pup in a blanket on his or her lap, where one can give the pup physical warmth and the assurance of touch and comfort while the driver can focus on safe driving. Bring a towel as the pup may get car sick. Some puppies will sleep. But most will be confused, so don’t be surprised if the pup cries or is wriggly and uncomfortable.
Introduce the new arrival slowly to the house and occupants. Give him or her a safe space that will not be invaded by other pets. Limit the pup’s space so he or she gets to explore and feel comfortable a little at a time, gaining confidence. Set up a cozy box or, better, a crate, with a washable towel inside. This will be the puppy’s cave. If you can get your puppy to love a crate early in life, you will make future transport, isolation and training much easier for yourself. Give the puppy one good chew toy, water and cover the floor with newspapers
Create safe areas for your new puppy to play and explore inside and outside the house. Don not forget to leave food and water accessible. Inside keep him on linoleum or tiled surfaces until housebroken. Select an outside area with fence and shade. Keep him in smaller rooms or areas until he gets used to the environment and rhythm of the household.Also learn how to train dogs
Housebreak puppy by establishing a regular schedule. Feed him two to three times a day and take him for regular potty breaks. As he potties, speak words out loud that describe what he is doing and that he is doing it well. He will soon associate words and praise with the activity and then eagerly go potty when you take him.

Pay attention to the older dog’s body posture as the first meeting continues. If he bares his teeth, growls or stares at the puppy, he is feeling aggressive. When a dog raises his hackles — the hair on the back of his neck — it is also a sign that you need to lower the tension. Separate the two dogs, putting distance between them, and work to positively reinforce the older dog. Once he is following your lead, gradually approach the puppy and let them start to interact again

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