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How To Get Your New Puppy Used To Their New Home

Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Animals and Pets, Thrive with 0 Comments

Bringing your new puppy home is an exciting experience for everyone involved. This article will explore some things to consider along with some hand resources & hints to assist both yourself & your puppy with the transition.

Create A Calm Environment

Putting yourself in the mindset of your puppy of not only being introduced to a whole new family, while being removed from an environment where you had previously spent a month or two surrounded by your siblings, can be daunting & stressful.

Toys & Treats

It always helps to introduce both toys, to make your puppy feel more at home, and treats to assist with reinforcing positive behaviours. In today's marketplace, there are 10's of thousands of options, such as those from Habitat Pet Supplies, so how do you know what the best choice for your new puppy is?

One handy read is on The Dog People; this website covers a vast range of articles & reviews as well as a friendly, informed community to help with bringing up your furry friend.

Failing that, a great all-rounder puppy & dog-friendly toy is the KONG, this fun little toy is designed to hide a treat that your puppy can chew on until it can get it out, not only will it be fun for your pet but also act as a bit of a puzzle for them to solve.

Remain In Control Around Young Children

Introducing a puppy to your children while they are young is an excellent opportunity for both your puppy & child to grow-up together. This creates a special bond and not only teaching your child lessons but also being one of their first best friends.

To ensure their initial introduction to each other is a positive one, always ensure you are well-informed on your pet's mood & temperament, as some breeds such as golden retrievers, beagles & collies, for more information on additional kid-friendly pet breeds, checkout PetMD.

For your first introduction, it is helpful to communicate as best as possible to your child to remain calm & gentle with your puppy as to avoid any unnecessary, heavy-handed contact, which can often happen due to your child being excited or feeling nervous.

As your child learns the ‘do's & don'ts' of interacting with your new puppy, their ability to form a life-long bond will follow.

Training & Healthy Outlets

It is important not to underestimate the importance & effectiveness of training your puppy. Commencing training from a young age has multiple positive effects as it not only stimulates your puppy for good mental health. Additionally, as their brain is developing, it is the perfect time to establish routines & habits that will significantly improve the ease of bringing up your puppy for many years to come.

A convenient resource that walks through the steps of teaching your new puppy the fundamental and often first priority of any new pet owner, a ‘how to house/toilet train your puppy' guide is on the RSPCA website.


Hopefully, this article has given you some handy insights on how to make your new puppy feel right at home with you. Although this article has covered a couple of topics, it is always encouraged to explore multiple sources to get the most up-to-date information & hints to help with this exciting adventure.

However, one of the best things you can do to help welcome your new puppy is to project positive energy & always try to enjoy their company and have fun with them.

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