The day a puppy arrives at your home will be remembered for a lifetime, so it is very important to take the time to make sure they feel welcome and safe. In today’s blog, we will leave you six tips for when your puppy comes home.
At what age does my dog stop being a puppy?
Most people consider a dog to be a puppy until it reaches around a year, at which time it is considered an adult. However, some breeds may take longer to reach maturity. Smaller breeds tend to mature faster than larger breeds. For example, a Chihuahua may be considered an adult at nine months of age, while a Saint Bernard may not be considered an adult until two years of age.
Usually, a dog will stop being a puppy and become an adult around the year, although this can vary depending on the breed. As the dog matures, he will become more independent and his behavior will begin to mirror that of an adult dog. They may become more distant, less playful, and more interested in sleeping than running and playing.
Six tips for when your puppy comes home
- First, you need to make sure you have all the necessary supplies.. This includes food, water dishes, toys, a crate, and a bed. You should also make sure you have plenty of “treats or treats” on hand, as puppies respond well to positive reinforcement (although it is important to use them sparingly and that these snacks are of adequate quality and nutritional value).
- Second, you must create a safe and comfortable space for your pup. Make sure there are no items or furniture that could be knocked over, chewed, or swallowed. It’s also important to puppy-proof your home by removing any toxic plants or items that could be dangerous to your pup.
- Third, you must establish a routine for your new family member.. This includes regular mealtimes, potty trips, brushing, and playtime. Consistency is key to training and establishing good habits.
- Fourth, you must socialize your puppy. Slowly introduce your puppy to new people, places, and other animals. This will help your pup grow into a more confident and well-rounded pup. Otherwise, fears can be generated that lead to future behavior problems.
- Fifth, take your pup to the vet. Be sure to take your pup to the vet for regular checkups and vaccinations. A first visit after arriving home is essential to ensure a good state of health and to know their vaccination schedule, deworming and the most appropriate diet. In addition, if there are other furry ones at home, we must make sure that he is not a carrier of any infectious disease that could infect other pets at home. This will ensure that your pup stays healthy and happy.
- Finally, you need to make sure your pup gets enough rest. Puppies need a lot of sleep to help them grow and stay healthy.
Bringing a puppy or cat into your home is an exciting time! With a little patience and love, your puppy will become an essential being in your family.