home a new puppy is a fun experience but if you
are not prpared it can also be very stressful
both for you and the puppy.
a new puppy home– making it stress
Your puppy has been taken away from his mother,
probably brothers and sisters and an environment
he has just got used to and now finds himself
in totally new surroundings with a new group of
people and all the new and different sights, sounds
and smells that will be involved.
You will probably bring your puppy home by car,
try to make the journey as pleasant as possible,
it is probably your puppies first experience of
travelling and he will need you to be calm and
reassuring. It is usually best if you are the
passenger, this first time, enabling you to hold
your puppy on a blanket, it would be a good idea
if the puppy is familiar with the blanket so try
leaving it with the breeder some days before you
pick up the puppy. It would also be a good if
he has not had a meal to close to travelling.
On arrival home first take your puppy to the area
you would like to designate the toilet area (garden,
yard or litter-tray). Bring the puppy back in
to room you would like him to think of as his
initially, then try giving a small meal and drink
then try the toilet again. if he does need to
go reward him with a treat and praise.
Your home should ideally be quiet and calming
for the first few days, if you have children don't
let them get too excited and immediately play
with the puppy (there will be plenty of time for
that later), his area should have some form of
bed or bedding and toys for him to play with.
Let him explore this new area and try to be part
of this, making him feel included and part of
a new "pack", however try not to be
to fussy with him and avoid any "over comforting"
if he seems stressful, puppies soon learn that
their actions bring a reaction form you.
Your puppies bed should be somewhere you have
designated as his sleeping area, it should be
warm comfortable and free of draughts. Getting
your puppy to sleep overnight can initially be
very stressful and you may need to be firm for
a few nights to get him used to the idea, try
leaving a ticking clock near his bed or even a
radio on quietly overnight.
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