Bringing home a new puppy
Bringing home a new puppy: the essential checklist
Most people will spend months preparing their home for the arrival of a new baby and the same consideration should be taken when bringing a new puppy into the family. A new puppy needs lots of care and attention, so as well as buying the right equipment like crates, bowls and beds, it is also important to know how your dog will behave so you can adapt your home for them. If you are considering puppy adoption,
find out the history and background of where it has come from and how it was treated before making your purchase. Rescue puppies and dogs might have had a traumatic background, which could be challenging when bringing it into your home. Different breeds of dogs also have different characters and behaviours, so it is important to find the right puppy for you. Will you be at home a lot to walk a dog who needs lots of exercise like a Border Collie or Boston Terrier? Do you have the financial needs to feed a dog the size of a Great Dane? All these factors need to be considered when preparing for a new puppy. Perhaps the biggest challenge of all is toilet training puppies, and therefore making sure your house is kept clean and doggy doo free. Below is a checklist to help you find the furry friend your family actually wants:temperaments,
so make sure you have one that will fit into your lifestyle well.