New Puppy Home
"Are you Sure Your
youíve done your homework and you have picked the perfect puppy
for you and your family. He fits your lifestyle and will fit into
your family perfectly. Thatís Great!!!
your puppy comes home, you will need to make sure that you have all
of the things you will need. Providing everything your dog
needs and giving it proper care will insure that he will live a
healthy and happy life.
youíve done all of your homework, you probably have everything you
will need to raise your new puppy. But if you are like me, you may
also need to pick up a few last-minute items that are on your list.
Here is a list
of the Essential Items you will need to have on hand when your puppy
- A Sturdy Collar with a leash ring
- A 3-6 foot Walking Leash with a strong clasp
High Quality Dog Food
- Food and Water Dishes
- Plenty of Indestructible Chew Toys
- A Training Mat or Rug
- Dog Bedding
- A Dog Crate
- Grooming Tools suited to your dogís breed
- Grooming Supplies (Shampoo etc)
- A Name Tag or ID Chip
- Cleaning Supplies
now that you have everything on hand, lets make sure your house and
yard are safe for your new puppy.
Pick up shoes and any other items you may have always left lying
around on the floor. Also remove all small items from the floor and
from the puppyís level so the items canít be taken or chewed on.
Also make sure you cover or protect television and computer cables,
power cords, electrical sockets and power strips so the puppy
canít chew on them. Lastly, make sure that you donít have
anything hanging off of tables, chairs, counters or door handles.
These things can look like toys to a puppy.
in the Yard:
Make sure you pick up garden
hoses, tools, debris, and any toys that might be lying around.
Remove anything your puppy can fall on or put in his mouth, and put
it somewhere safe and out of the way. If you have a pool or pond, or
any other hazardous areas, make sure to block all access to these
areas. Also fence or block off any area that you don't want your
puppy to be in. Make sure he can't squeeze through anywhere.
sure that all chemicals, pesticides and other potentially poisonous
items are well out of reach. This includes lawn fertilizers,
insecticides, and paint products. It also includes all automotive
chemicals, fuel, oil and anti-freeze. Less than one ounce of these
items can kill a puppy in a very short time.
you have a fenced in yard, check the fence line for escape routes.
Although you will never leave your puppy alone in the yard, make
sure that there is nowhere for your puppy to squeeze through or
under. Check for gaps around gates and posts to make sure your puppy
can't get his head stuck in them.
OK, NOW we can bring the puppy
Puppy's First Days with You)