When you are bringing home a new puppy, this is an exhilarating time for the whole family. While you may be overcome with excited emotions and maybe even some anxiety, you still need to make sure that you are fully prepared for their arrival. Here are a few things that you need to remember to do.
Microchipping and Identification
You may be surprised at how skilled of an escape artist dogs can be which is why they need to be properly identified as yours. While you can get your identification tags at many local pet stores, getting your pup microchipped is a different process. Visit your animal clinic Copperfield to get your dog microchipped, establish a relationship with the vet early and then register the tag online.
While you are at the vet, make sure that your little canine companion is up to date on all of their vaccinations. Much like children, young pups will require more vaccinations than adult dogs and it is your job to make sure that they are up to date on these.
Again, similar to young children, puppies have a tendency to get into a lot of trouble for being such small creatures. Make sure that you take a moment to puppy proof your home so that your dog stays safe and you keep them from destroying your stuff.
As you bring your furry family member home, you need to ensure that you have all of the supplies they will need. Create a checklist of the supplies you’ll need so that you can handle this efficiently and avoid going back and forth between the pet store for one more thing.
Training will also be critical for your canine companion. Enroll them in training classes early so that you can have a well-trained furry friend. This can help you enjoy stability and help keep them safe.
Bringing home a puppy is often more complex than many people realize. If you are fully prepared this transition can be fun, easy and joyful as opposed to stressful and anxiety-provoking.