Bringing a puppy home for the first time is no doubt a big thing. It is like the arrival of a new born baby. I agree with you because it is a lot of excitement, and along with that there is that big preparation piece, right.
Honestly speaking, most of us become so excited that we even forget to make the basic preparations. Did it happen to you? Well, certainly it happened in our family. And we have definitely learned so much from our experience.
If I bring another puppy home, will I do something different? Of course, I now know how to plan it a bit better. Most of us think it is OK, let’s bring a puppy home and it will work out.
Well it may, but you might have to go through a lot of discomfort, and the new member in your family might not find the experience overly pleasant.
Especially if you are a new dog owner, it may turn out to be little confusing and difficult. So to minimize all those hassles, and make it an awesome experience for you and your puppy, you can do few simple things, and that’s what we are going to discuss here.
There is also a Bringing a puppy home for the first time Check-list you can download.
What preparation do you need to make before bringing a puppy home for the first time?
This is another simple video instruction on setting up a dog playpen and a crate. I love her way of doing things. It is a twelve minute video but it is worth watching it will give you some ideas:
Surviving the first night with your puppy – watch this nice video:
(1) Dog Training Page – you will find lot of all resources on training your dog.