NEW PUPPY PARENTS
Are you thinking of expanding your family with a new furry friend? Get ready for your life to change for the good. While it may be a big commitment with a puppy’s mischievous and energetic ways, that is all part of the fun. We’re here to give you a few tips to ensure that you and your puppy settle into the best relationship possible.
The first thing to consider when looking for a new member of your family is what kind of dog that would be best suited to your lifestyle and living arrangements. Different kinds of dogs have different needs so it is important that you are able to fulfill them. Size, activity level and temperament all play a role. If you have children, a more stubborn or aggressive breed may not be best suited to your family. If you run a tight schedule, then a dog that needs a high level of outdoor activity may not fit into your lifestyle. Likewise, if you’re in a smaller living space, a large dog breed would make that space uncomfortable for both of you. Plenty of information on different dog breeds is readily available online with plenty of breed specific forums and dedicated websites.
Once you have done research and decided on your new four-legged companion, it is time to prepare your home to create the best living space possible. Purchasing a suitable collar is first and foremost, as it is best to get them used to wear one at a young age. For new puppies, creating a dedicated dog area in your home with space to sleep and a feeding area is paramount, especially if you’re house training. A suitable crate for your dog will always come in handy, especially for the first trip home, and for visits to the vet when it’s time for their vaccinations.
The first few months in a puppy’s life is essential for training so start as you mean to go on. Try not to tolerate behavior that you will not want when they grow up. Consistency here is key. It is important that your puppy understands what behavior is wrong. Good behavior should be rewarded. House training is something you will have to be patient with and will take time. Taking your puppy out on regular intervals to a certain potty spot will help your puppy to understand where it can and can not go. Bringing a puppy home for the first time can be the best day of your life, but it can be quite daunting for the puppy. Try to reduce stress by having a calm and clean home and few toys it can snuggle and chew into on arrival.
Giving your puppy the right nutrition when it is young is essential for a long and healthy life. Our Hypro Premium Puppy range provides the perfect start. The small bite size nature of the kibble allows for easy digestion and is packed with natural, nourishing goodness. Our feeding guide will also instruct you on the best amount to feed your puppy based on its exact age and weight. Always ensure your puppy has access to fresh water to help wash down their delicious and nutritious feed.
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