Puppies are everywhere.
Puppies are everywhere. Chances are, you’ve seen or heard about one recently because puppies are the most popular pets in the world. They’re cute and cuddly, and it’s great to see them romping with their friends and chasing a ball. Who wouldn’t want that kind of fun in their house?
It’s important to remember that puppies are also a big responsibility. When you take home a puppy, you become responsible for training them when they’re young so they know how to behave as an adult dog. You have to teach your puppy that it’s not okay to bite you, chew on your furniture or soil your carpets… but don’t worry! We’ll give you some tips for dealing with this later.
Puppies can also be expensive. They need food and toys, just like any other pet does–but puppies also need special types of food meant just for growing dogs, along with regular checkups at the vet every few months so we can make sure they’re not sick or injured–and if they do get sick or injured, we have to pay extra money to fix them up again!
But even though there is lots more work involved with taking care of a puppy instead of an older dog (or even a cat!), puppies are still worth all that effort because they’re so much fun! Keep reading our blog posts for more tips on raising healthy happy puppies!
Puppy vaccines make some people nervous.
As a new dog owner, you’ll need to make sure that your puppy is vaccinated against illnesses that could be harmful to his health. There are several different vaccines available for animals, so it’s important that you know which ones your puppy needs and what the vaccines protect him from.
Some of the most common vaccines include:
- Rabies (for all dogs)
It’s also important to ask your veterinarian about vaccinations for Lyme disease, leptospirosis and kennel cough, especially if you plan on taking your dog to a kennel or training classes, as they can all be easily transmitted through contact with other dogs.
Puppies need a lot of training.
Training your puppy is an important part of pet ownership. This will help you to establish a happy and loving relationship with your dog. Dogs need to know certain boundaries and commands in order to understand their place in the home. This sounds harsh, but it is not when you think about it from the dog’s point of view; they are living beings that require structure and security, just like any other member of your family. Young puppies have so much energy and can be prone to biting, chewing, potty training problems, barking, jumping up on furniture or people as well as running away if they get loose outside. All of these behaviors can be stopped with training.
Other benefits of crate training:
- crates help speed up potty training
- crates help prevent destructive behavior such as chewing furniture while you’re away
It’s never too late to start teaching your dog good manners! In fact many adult dogs are easier to train than puppies because they’ve outgrown their teething stage and can focus better on learning new commands. If you haven’t really trained your dog before now (or if he’s learned some bad habits), then basic obedience training would probably be a great place for both him and you to start.
You need to feed your puppy a high-quality puppy food.
One of the most important things to get right when caring for your new puppy is his diet. Make sure to feed him a high-quality food that’s formulated for puppies; do not go for the cheapest thing on the shelf (nor should you feed your puppy people food as this can make him sick). It’s also important not to overfeed him, which can lead to obesity and other health problems down the road. A good rule of thumb is that he shouldn’t eat more than a cup or two per day—no matter how much he begs for it! Similarly, don’t underfeed him either as that can lead to sickness. You’ll want to ask your veterinarian about what would be best for your puppy and their breed when it comes to feeding guidelines.
You should crate train your puppy.
Crate training is important. But it’s also important that you use the crate for its intended purpose, not as a punishment. The crate should be big enough for your puppy to stand up and turn around, but not much bigger. Your dog needs to associate the crate with being alone and being safe. This means that you shouldn’t take him out of the crate every time he whines or cries!
However, if your puppy seems distressed about being in the crate, it likely isn’t big enough for him and you will need to get one that fits more comfortably. If your puppy soils in his crate because he was unable to hold it until you came back from the store after only 20 minutes of leaving him alone then that is another sign it is too small and he needs more space (or maybe just fewer fluids before bedtime).
Socializing your puppy is essential!
Socialization is an essential part of your puppy’s development. It can sometimes be difficult to get started but there are lots of things you can do to make the process easier. During the first few months, your puppy is at the peak of its curiosity and learning ability.
Getting a puppy used to seeing adults, children and other dogs will help them become more comfortable in different environments. This can reduce or even eliminate behavioral issues later in life. You should also get your pup used to being touched on different parts of its body like the ears, face and paws so it will remain calm for vet exams or grooming sessions as it grows up. Never force your dog into a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, but with time they will learn to enjoy being around new people and animals.
Even when your dog gets older socialization is still important! If you always take your dog on walks around the same neighborhood they may become overly protective or aggressive if they encounter something unfamiliar while out walking. Taking them on trips to a new park or using a different route every now and then will expose them to new smells and sights which can help prevent unwanted behaviors from developing over time!
You can have fun without spending a lot of money!
Keeping a puppy entertained also doesn’t have to be expensive. You can play with your dog for free! You can walk your dog around the neighborhood, toss a ball for him, or teach him tricks. You can also take your pup to a park where he can run around and play with other dogs. If you are feeling crafty, you could even make toys from items around the house; all you need is some rope and an old sock.
Taking care of a puppy can be very challenging but it is also very rewarding.
Taking care of a new puppy can be very fun and rewarding. Having a puppy to take care of and play with is great. However, you will want to make sure that you are ready for all the responsibilities that come with having one. Puppies require a lot of care, training and patience from their owners. They also need lots of love, attention and supervision when they are young!
This blog will give you some tips on how best way to prepare yourself for your new pet so that you don’t get caught off guard by surprises along the way (trust me, there will be plenty!)Taking care of a puppy is no joke. They’re cute and cuddly, but they can also be a lot of work. When you bring one home, it’s like bringing home a little baby. You have to teach them how to pee outside, how to behave, what not to chew on, and so much more. It’s like watching your toddler learn how to walk all over again.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your house is puppy-proofed. If you have hardwood floors or tile floors, those will be okay for the puppy—they’ll be easier for him to clean up after himself on. If you have carpeting though, you might want to consider putting down some mats or rugs in the areas where he’ll spend most of his time. Puppies are notorious for having accidents when they’re potty training!
When you start potty training your puppy, it’s important to not get too frustrated with him if he has an accident in the house. Puppies don’t understand what they’re being punished for when they get scolded after an accident—all they know is that their owner isn’t happy with them at the moment and that makes them scared. This can lead to behavioral issues down the
A puppy may be a small, soft, furry being, but taking care of one can be a massive challenge.
Many people who get puppies dreams of them being tiny little versions of the best dogs they’ve ever had. The truth is, puppies are pretty much like newborn babies—endlessly adorable and endlessly needy.
But don’t let that scare you off from getting your own pup! Puppies are also endlessly rewarding. Here are some of the things to expect when you get your own puppy:
They will bite everything in sight—including your hands and feet. This is totally normal and should not be discouraged. Just like babies, puppies explore the world with their mouths. They may also chew on things they shouldn’t, so it is important to puppy-proof your home as much as possible!
Potty training takes time and patience—and lots of it! If you’re looking to potty train your new puppy, don’t expect it to happen overnight, or even within a few weeks. It can take months for some puppies to be fully trained in this area! However, if you commit to regular walks outside and lots of positive reinforcement, you can help your puppy reach this goal sooner rather than later
Taking care of a puppy can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life—but it’s not always easy. At first, you’ll spend a lot of time just trying to get your puppy to do what you want. You won’t succeed 100% of the time, and that’s okay—you just have to keep trying. Eventually, your puppy will learn who’s boss (hint: it’s you), and you’ll be able to start taking other steps to make sure your new friend knows she is loved and cared for.
Here are some tips for how to take care of a puppy:
* Get your puppy on a regular schedule for eating, peeing, pooping, and sleeping
* Give her lots of treats when she does something good
* Make sure she has toys to play with when she’s alone
* Be patient with her when she does something bad—she doesn’t mean it!
* Teach her basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “fetch”
Puppies are great companions, but they require a lot of work. If you’re willing to put in that work, though, you’re sure to have a wonderful time!
You think it’s easy, don’t you?
It looks easy. It looks so easy, in fact, that you want to do it. You see a tiny puppy romping around on the grass with its mother and its siblings, barking at leaves and playing with sticks. You look at that tiny puppy, and you think to yourself: “I could make that happen.”
And then you get one.
And then things start getting weird.
My name is [name], and I’m here to tell you what it’s like to take care of a puppy.
It starts out innocently enough. You wake up in the morning, and your puppy is there! He’s right there next to your bed, all sleepy-eyed and excited to see you. He licks your face until you’re awake, and then he runs around in circles while you make his breakfast. He can’t wait to eat! He loves eating! And then he poops on your floor.
You know those commercials where puppies are just running around, playing with each other, and laughing? Yeah, not real. Taking care of a puppy is hard work.
Bringing your new puppy home is like becoming a parent all over again: You’re excited to have this new bundle of energy in your life, but you’re also wondering how you’re going to get through the next few months. Is it worth it? Yes! Just ask my [insert what kind of puppy].
Here are some things you’ll want to know before getting your new pup:
We’ve all seen the memes. We’ve all heard the horror stories. We know that getting a puppy is supposed to be one of the most challenging things you can do in your life, and we’re here to confirm: yeah, it’s tough—but it’s totally worth it. With these tips, you’ll be able to make sure your new pal is happy and healthy, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing everything you can to make this experience great for both of you.
1. Make sure your pup has a toy/treat dispenser
2. Schedule a vet appointment
3. Go on daily walks
In a previous post, we talked about how to pick the perfect puppy for you. But once you’ve got a fur-baby of your own, what do you do?
Well, it’s not as easy as it looks!
If you’re thinking “Oh, I’ll probably just sleep in every day and watch TV while my puppy plays with his toys and takes himself out for walks,” then you’ve got another thing coming. Puppies are absolutely adorable… but they require a lot of work. You’ll need to be prepared!
How much work? More than you might expect—so let’s get into it, shall we?