Puppies are adorable, cute, charming and attractive. What’s not to love them? They are hard to resist; this is why everyone ends up getting a puppy home!
Bringing a pup home is getting happiness, but what if you end up not taking good care of your pup? Many studies tell that around 80% of puppy parents do not take the necessary care, and a half give up on their dog. So how not to be on this list?
These considerations might help you that you can be a good pup parent or not,
1. Which is the right puppy for you?
2. Are you ready for the pup?
3. Do you know how to keep it healthy?
4. Is your home ready?
5. Can you afford the expenses?
6. Can you handle both your pet’s and your life?
The list goes on… so without wasting time let’s know about the ten essential prerequisites getting a puppy.
Here we provide you with specific information about the practices that should be followed before bringing a puppy home.
1. Selecting The Right Pup
Before getting a pup home, you need to select the right one for you. So what kind of puppy is right for you? Where can you get your little companion? But where to begin?
- First, make a list of features you need.
- Size of the puppy, do you need a small one or big?
- Do you need an active dog or one which gets calm by two or three years?
- Consider the hair shedding.
2. Essentials You Will Need
First, there is a need to buy some of the essential things which are necessary for a puppy; they include:
- Food and water bowls
- Collar and tag
- Grooming tools
- Crate and bed to sleep
- Harness and lead
3. Puppy Proofing Your House
Before bringing a puppy home, make sure that there are no cables and electronics within reach of puppies. These are low to the ground puppies and show a great interest in chewing up these cables and electronics.
Chewing these may lead to electrical burns in your puppy’s mouth. So, you must keep these things away from your puppy’s reach.
4. Distribution of Responsibilities
We should distribute the responsibilities before bringing a puppy home. It may include:
Who will feed the puppy?
Who will take the pup for a walk?
These are some things that should be done before bringing a puppy.
5. Supply Of Healthy Food
For your pup’s incredible growth, it is essential to consider good food. High-quality foods are recommended for the puppy to grow healthy and strong. You must provide a portion of proper nutritious food to your pup whenever it’s hungry and should feed it until it is satisfied.
It is more helpful to take guidance from your pet’s veterinarian about your pet’s food supplement.
6. Get an ID Tag
What if you lost the puppy? How will you get it back? In such situations, ID tags come handy. An easy-to-read ID tag with the dog’s name, your name (owner), and contact information is essential.
Don’t be duped (tricked) that your puppy doesn’t need ID as it stays most time indoors. You may lose them in many situations, as they are not still relaxing somewhere.
7. Play Toys And Chew Toys
It is difficult for a pup to get adopted to the new environment. You must make it comfortable by providing it with certain play toys. Playing makes your puppy mentally stimulated and robust.
Puppies start chewing during the teething time, so you must have chew toys for them.
Along with providing play toys and chew toys to your pup, it is also beneficial that you spend some time, play with them so there can be a good interaction between you and your dog.
8. Finding a Good Trainer
It’s a big decision to find a good trainer for your pup. To provide the best training for your pet first, ask the trainer what methodology he/she uses to train a dog. You can find a good trainer by asking some of your fellow pet parents.
It would be best to do a little research about the training classes, so your pet is well trained. Select a trainer with whom your pup feels secure and comfortable.
9. Ensure Your Pup is Legally Yours
It is crucial to have registration and license, and veterinary records to make your puppy yours legally. For this, you should find out about your community’s dog licensing rules and have to apply for a license.
10. Find The Right Vet
After a week of bringing your puppy home, you must visit a veterinarian to examine its health and set up a vaccination schedule.
You can ask your fellow pet parents about veterinary options. Make sure that your pet’s first vet visit is excellent and pleasant.
Dogs or pups are said to be the most faithful animals. When you bring them home, be polite with them and prepare your home and family members in such a way that the pup feels safe and secure with you. Do your research and get prepared before bringing the pup home.