Bringing home your puppy
I visited a big box store yesterday to talk to some people about my volunteer work and help out a little. I saw a few people with new puppies and I talked to them about how to prepare for their new little friend. I think the first thing you should think about is potty training and food. One of your most immediate problems though will be control.
To control your puppy you have to be able to see him or know that he is contained when you are not directly watching them. I like to achieve this with a puppy pen rather than a crate, because they do not grow out of puppy pens which means you wont have to buy a bunch of different sizes.
Place your puppy pen on a tile or non carpeted surface. Be certain your puppy has water,a toy , and a bed. If the area you place your dog in is a little chilly just put a little heater near them on the outside of the pen but not near any of their things. When they start crying stick to your schedule of potty breaks. She will need to get used to sitting alone. Make sure to start your potty training from the first moment you walk in the door. Socialization will have to be paid attention to also. More coming on all these subjects later.
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Adam Madore is a dog trainer with a passion for training and dogs in general.