Your new puppy
Puppies are cute and cuddly and great fun. They are also a big responsibility that can’t be taken lightly.
Puppies that are treated well grow up to be social companions that protect you and show loyalty. They teach compassion, empathy and unconditional love. Not to mention patience and problem solving.
Things to think about when getting a puppy
There are a lot of puppies and full grown dogs that are regularly surrendered to shelters. Consider an adoption of a rescue is possible.
Do not give a puppy as a gift unless a lot of thought and research has gone into it. Puppies are not toys and you should always be sure the recipient is ready for the responsibility.
Puppies grow up to be dogs of all shapes and sizes. Each one has their own unique set of traits and needs. Before you decide on your puppy make sure you do all the research to make sure that you are in a position to fill not only the puppy’s needs, but the needs of the dog it will become. For example it would not be practical to keep a dog that needs a big yard to run and explore in an apartment.
Get ready for your puppy
There are a few things you need to do when you have made the decision to get a puppy. You will have to puppy proof your home and garden. Anything that you do not want chewed, make sure you put it out of reach. Any plants that are toxic to your puppy have to be taken away from your house and garden.
To make sure the transition goes smoothly for you and your new furry family member, here are a few things that you have to get before you bring puppy home.