How to Welcome Your New Puppy into Your House!
How Exciting that you have decided to get a new puppy, what an amazing journey this will be. The first challenge will be bringing him home and introducing him to the new surroundings and your family. This part can be very stressful to the new pup, so best to know the basics, or it will be hard on you, and your little one.
Here are some of the tips you can do to warmly welcome your new pup into your life,. Plan Everything with the Whole Family You will need everybody’s cooperation in welcoming the new member of the family into your home! Ask everyone’s help to make the house safe for the new pup.
Gather the essential supplies – from the best dog food to chewing toys. Create a schedule if everyone wants to get involved in training, feeding, and walking the new puppy.
Introduce your Pup to His Crate You can walk the pup through the entire house as soon as he/she arrives home. However, make sure that he also has his own space, a safe place, and a little privacy in the house. You can introduce him to his crate by placing several treats and toys in his safe place.
In the first week, try to move the crate to your bedroom as some puppies have trouble falling asleep alone. Your new pup may wake up crying on the first night, which is a sign that he is scared and needs company. Don’t be discouraged that your new puppy does not feel at home yet.
This first-night distress is completely normal. Tone Down the Noises, New puppies are often scared by noises and loud sounds. If you have kids at home, ask them to reduce the noises, and be wary of the movements that may cause fear and anxiety to the new member of the family.
Start the Training Slowly You can start by calling him by his name, and if he responds, give him several treats. You can do this in the different parts of the house as part of your tour. Don’t overdo it though, make it friendly and not too overwhelming. Keep in mind that this is you and your family members bonding with the new pup and making him comfortable in your home.
Hold Off Visitors for A While Welcome home parties for your dog with your friends and neighbor is not a good idea. Limit this whole welcoming party to your immediate family members. New puppies are often terrified and overwhelmed with crowds, so better hold off visitors.
Let the new family member bond with you and your family first, before introducing him to other people. Ready your camera if you want to document the whole thing. The goal is to get your new puppy comfortable around you and the whole family.
The secret is to plan everything before the day of arrival of the new member. Good luck and enjoy your new friend.