Bringing a puppy home

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A new puppy coming into your home is an exciting moment. It may also be quite a lot for the puppy to take in. You need to be puppy prepared! Read on for some tips that will help you recognise and respond to your puppies needs.

 

Puppy Essentials

When you bring your puppy home, you will need a few essentials to make sure you and your puppy get through this initial period with both tails wagging. You can download a full copy of our puppy Starter list.

Puppy behaviour

Though these are exciting times, you and your puppy may be feeling a little anxious. That's okay - it will take time for both of you to adjust to each other. In the meantime, if you're feeling unsure about how your puppy is acting, check out our Behaviour Basics Chart. It provides quick positive reinforcement tips, when things are a little out of hand.

Socialising your puppy

Getting your puppy used to the big wide world is an essential lesson on the road to dog-hood. You need to get him use to interacting with people, other pets, and the outside world. For more information and tips on puppy socialisation, you can download our puppy Socialisation Information Sheets.