Wednesday 8 September 2021

Things You Should Know When Getting A Puppy

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Do Your Research Before Getting Yourself A Puppy 

Think about your lifestyle, look into dog breeds and find one that suits your lifestyle. Consider that pugs will not be great dogs if you are a hillwalking family and likewise you won't be able to take a collie out on a single 15 minute walk every day. 

Also, consider where you live and who you live with. If you are in a studio apartment in the center of a city a high-energy dog that requires constant exercise will probably not be suitable. You also need to consider how your chosen breed tends to interact with children and other dogs when choosing a puppy. 

These are all important things that you will need to take into account before you make the commitment. 

Stock Up On Puppy Supplies

Once you work out the breed of dog you want, you will need to get plenty of dog supplies before you bring home your new puppy. We recommend that you start with the basics on top of the obvious bed and bag of kibble such as. 

1.) A leash and harness, there are other options available too like haltis for more energetic pups. 

2.) The right collar that can adjust as your pup grows - preferably one with your contact details on in case they make a run for it. 

3.) Water and food bowls - have a look at the different options available such as segmented bowls for faster eaters like labradors.

3.) Tailored puppy food - click here to find out more about finding the right food for your puppy. 

4.) A few simple dog toys - Try a few different options like a noisy toy, a plush or a chew toy. 

These simple products will cover some of the key bases when it comes to early development, making your pup comfortable and helping it develop its play drive - from here training can begin. 

Create A Schedule For Your Puppy

Creating a schedule for your puppy is essential in making sure that the dog is behaving and trained. On top of that, dogs love a schedule - lots of dogs see it as their 'job' to go on a walk or to have a little training session. You are going to want to structure your puppy's daily routine around setting a time for toilet breaks, eating, sleeping, and of course puppy training. 

Your puppy will also need stimulation as they want to work and learn. Incorporating sessions of play that also include basic training is a great way to teach them in a way that leaves your pup hungry to learn more, play-training will also help you both develop your bond as your pup will trust you and look to you to learn more. 

In the end, remember that your new dog is now a part of your family. Treat them as such! They need love and affection, and you will be rewarded with an everlasting friendship that will stick with you for the rest of your life. 


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